Learning how to use the human body

How does the human body regulate itself?

With the advent of technology and automation, we spend too much time sitting and degrading the use of the body.

A good indication of this is pain, tension, and poor posture.

Teaching and learning about how to use the body may sound silly but the outcomes help alleviate many simple problems before they turn in to full blown medical conditions.

Check out this vid on posture.

 

Bringing Reality Home

Truth is beauty, beauty truth, that makes all the difference.

Truth is a reflection of reality

Beauty a reflection of truth.

When we get confused we obscure them both.

How can we maintain our dignity and hope ?

To see is to reflect as we struggle to live with harsher reality.

Bring home reality each day in whichever fashion you deem fit.

And live to do it another day!

Beautiful Truth

A reflection is an impression of the inner peace.

A flower among healthy weeds on a calm day.

The picture is still, silent and beautiful.

Seeing yourself in this picture may bring on a meditation that can evoke some inner peace.

Using yourself to build an innermost experience with a calm, still, silent time is important.

A Slippery Creation

The fear of loosing my touch.

The undone writer isn’t who I am.

Either is the fame or lack of fame I receive due to my work.

Magical thinking is a responsible act to be practiced in everything I do.

The shoe is on the other foot for those who win great fortune due to their great work.

To let go of this fear of feelings, thoughts, actions, and beliefs are part of the job and everyday living.

Vincent Van Gogh Vs. Marcus Aurelius: Offense And Harm

In this dialogue two famous people argue about Offense and Harm.

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Vincent: “Sorrow” is so beautiful. I don’t understand how such a depiction of beauty can offend my co-worker.

Marcus: Truly, you must understand, you have drawn a picture of a pregnant nude woman and displayed it in a public place, your office space, your work office. Your co-worker, a woman, needs you to take down this piece of work, unless you comply with this request, you will be relieved of your job.

V: The sense is that my office has my drawing displayed for the pleasure of myself and others. I can no more take offense to its truth or beauty, than I can take offense to breathing.

M: I am the supervisor. Under the new laws for sexual harassment, it is my job to state the facts and make sure you decide weather to comply or I will be forced to fire you.

V: If you were not such a bore, you would see my situation. I am suffering from a sense of injustice.

M: I only see too well that the root of your problem. You believe you are unjustly being forced to remove your artwork.

V: I do not want to feel angry and so self-betrayed, but you give me little choice in this matter.

M: You are at a cross road. You can look at your situation in a philosophical manner. The matter at hand demands you pay attention and seek to understand yourself. You obviously take some offense. Have you been harmed? Have you been injured physically? Against your will? If so, you can not be helped.

V: No, I retain no physical harm. I am offended.

M: Good. Because in Rome, we understand the difference. But here we no longer have sayings that help us keep a balance with such problems. You took offense to this women and this office, and me. Because our system rewards such behaviors. Even if you had sued the company and the woman, you still could loose your job. Society is protecting herself, not the individual. You need not take offense to her.

V: How? I am the creator of this art. I am the guilty party.

M: I want to help you contemplate this situation. This could just as easily been a centerfold from playboy. Although, a picture of this nature is clearly provocative. Some, still consider it art. What do you say?

V: Justices is blind. And yes, I see the subtleties in the playboy image Vs. art. I see my co-worker has a different taste in art than I do.

M: Yes, she definitely does. Do you want to loose this job to maintain your sense of pride?

V: My taste in art, is a sense of pride? Of course, it is, but how can you expect me to be so sensitive?

M: I believe we approach the crux of the situation. I wish you to go speak with your artist friend this weekend and attempt to understand.

As Vincent talks things over with his fellow artist (Paul Gauguin)-he becomes acutely aware how their own obsession with the form-a nude woman, might be offensive to another woman.

V: Paul tells me we are both guilty of offending women with our art work. That is to say, in this specific circumstance I am more aware of my co-workers point of view. After much contemplation, I realize my pride is not worth loosing a good job.

M: I am glad you are willing to change your painting. Would you try another suggestion which may help you and the office avoid other similar problems.

V: You want me to stop painting women?

M: No, of course not. But I would like you to consider making a top ten list of your work. Talk it over with your co-worker . Try to come to some agreement on a less offensive choice.

V: That I can do. I have many subjects.

M: Starry Starry Night?

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