Friday, June 5, 2015
Day 6.156 The Practice of the Sun
What I do and why.
The what is easy. It's the why that makes it interesting.
Lurking beneath the day-glo, tie-dyed umbrella of my life are three basic categories. The usual earthy metaphysical suspects that provide so much serious fun and hilarious suffering.
Mind, body and spirit.
That is about it. The 10,000 things are all included. Some bleed over onto their neighbors yard and some are only useable when they mix with their opposite, but for the most part, these are them.
There has been about ten centuries of debate as to which is the most important. I have been thinking about it for a drop-in-a-bucket, blink-of-an-eye period of forty years. Maybe forty-one.
And I still have no clue.
I do know this: The sum is better than the parts.
This is called balance by the professionals.
A combination of the trio.
And that, dear friends, is why we train mind and body together. It is yin on the run with yang yelling encouragement (with a whisper).
When the mind is in harmony with the body as we ambulate through time and space, we add a third element. This is sometimes called satori, kensho or wu. In English we call it, simply, the Zone. When we become one with our doing. The balancing of magic. Not too acidic and not to alkaline. Sweet and sour at the same time. Sunrise and sunset.
When mind and body come together the spirit joins the party. Because it is so much fun. And nobody wants to miss out on too much fun.
This is why we practice. To get better at it.
That is what I do. And why I do it.
But you have already figured that out.