Here, after living in Greece for such a long period of my life, suddenly a proud feeling comes over me, for a Dutch team has scored and won... And why? I do ask myself. After all I do not care about sports. And worse: I do not like Holland either and I am happier here in this country that has been scrutenized to bits by the EU and most of the world that is ruled by economics.
We had a great time in the cool British weather, a welcome relief after a long hot time in Eftalou.
At the moment it looks like the wall of Luke and Satya's living room is coming out of my throat,
but I just ate some turmeric roots for health reasons. We had a great workshop in Ashburton and
we thank Satya for organizing this course and hope to come back next year...
I know. There is a fear for visiting official holiday resorts and places in the warmer countries, since there were many attacks on tourists lately. Now that the Greek islands became places where humanitarian aid is practiced on a daily basis, instead of the endless talks within the EU of how to deal with this "problem" based upon economic calculations and keep the refugees out, we see that tourist agencies have cancelled flights! Is this the results of the breaking news? Breaking lives? Breaking holidays?
It is unbelievable to see so many people in Molyvos during the winter and upto now... I know there are fears in Lesvos that during the coming season the usual tourism will not show up and many charter flights has already been cancelled, but look at nature, look at the sea! It is all there, as if nothing has been written about the arrival of people risking their lives looking for a chance to find some peace! All the work that is done to make them feel welcome as they reach the shores of Greece, has been made into a disaster by the attitude of the EU
What more can we do? Besides working into our own deep cellars to clean them out of all our misconceptions about: religion, science, countries and borders...Borders...Separations.....This belongs to this and that belongs to that....and yet all we tried to find is a reason of why we are here in this wonder of creation: the WORLD...still inseparable. There where science meets religion, politics and poetry, diving down into nothing and coming up again: our living mythology: life.
Have a wonderful New Year.
Nature needs to use unnatural ways to stop people, who chose to isolate themselves as far as possible from their own natural being, from their self destruction. Raising money won't do that, for nature knows not what money is. Just the friendly request to leave nature to itself, would be the only solution. We have to get back to what our own nature looks like, without the technical gadgets, without the endless protective layers that we have accepted as our human accomplishments. Some would call that meditation.
Born to the Earth we are very small and our birth is pure natural, just like the plants. Just like straw, we harden as we age.
People. There are many of us and we make it look like we are the important ones, outnumbering every other being.
This could prove that we indeed feel very small ! Why not learn to stand alone, looking for deep inner comfort that spreads all around, allowing us to be a bit bigger! Someone called that 'meditation'. It does take time! Thanks for a whole new year arriving!
Yoga is the study of life, our personal being and Everything that has been given to us. It should not exclude our senses, our sensitivety, our sensuality, our sexoality, our fears and our longings, our personal wishes.
On many different shores we find ourselves, coming from just another place. Maybe we will be picked up, maybe left to weather.
But we all are driftwood and wake up to the fact that we are here.
Not just "them" stranded here on Lesvos, the no-mans land that the EU created, a buffer zone, making criminals out of asylum seekers( a criminal becomes a criminal after creating a crime). But we forget that we are all driftwood, floating to different directions, becoming aware of different shores....longing to be connected.
We are the children of what was before. Who came before us and gave us our present life. In us everything comes together and mixes into what we are. Under the sun, the earth-heat of life moves up like smoke to dissolve into the receiving sky, the eternal green hunting grounds of our forefathers.
In their godlike status they watch over us, while floating on our breath, the spirit birds encircle us.
We stay on the earth and bring our attention to the meeting point, to the Great Mixer that holds us together for as long as is needed.