Friday, April 01, 2016


To accept whatever comes, regardless of the consequences, is to be unafraid.
John Cage

Headstand turns the world upside down (the inner world and outer world.) When you do it every day, it reminds us nothing stays the same. Ever. 
 Balance is achieved between movement and resistance. To balance we must move. If we are rigid, we fall over (and that hurts!) Holding still brings tension. Moving helps us perceive the world.
Moving can denote a strong feeling especially of sorrow or sympathy (he was moved to tears) and describes a stirring emotion. 
Move along, move aside, move on, move on up. Move is a verb that means to proceed or progress, to advance or shift or change position. 
Move is also a verb that implies inspiration or stimulation; it connotes affect, to impress, provoke, and rouse. And it means to change, to budge, to shift one’s ground or change one’s mind or have second thoughts, to make a turn.
Balance is an even distribution of weight enabling us to remain upright and steady; it is the stability of our minds or feelings and it implies equal or correct proportions.
Balance in art is harmony of design and proportion. 
If something hangs in the balance, it is uncertain and at a critical stage. When we are balanced poise and grace dominate. 
Head balance delivers steadiness. To be in head balance we have to be in a steady position so that we do not fall. 
We need to transcend our limits and self-transformation has its limits, yet I do not like to think I have reached mine. I do not want to set limits on what I explore, not inside and not outside. When we set limits we miss exploring what really matters.
The compass I use searches for the center. The clarity of the extremes is that the center is within. From inside emerges the balance and it is always back and forth, back and forth: going out and returning in
It is always back and forth, back and forth: going out and returning in. Head balance.