Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Carpe Diem #1120 Seed

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

It has been a few days that I published here. There were some major technical issues which are not solved yet. so this episode I try to create on my work, between busy things, so this will not be a very long episode.

As you can see this episode is titled "seed" and it refers to an exercise which Paulo does together with his guide. Let me tell you the "rule" of the "Seed Exercise":

The Seed Exercise

[...] "Kneel on the ground. Then seat yourself on your heels and bend forward so that your head touches your knees. Stretch your arms behind you. You are now in a fetal position. Relax, releasing all your tensions. Breathe calmly and deeply. Little by little you will perceive that you are a tiny seed, cradled in the comfort of the earth. Everything around you is warm and delicious. You are in a deep, restful sleep.
Suddenly, a finger moves. The shoot no longer wants to be a seed; it wants to grow. Slowly you begin to move your arms, and then your body will begin to rise, straightening up until you are seated on your heels. Now you begin to lift your body up, and slowly, slowly you will become erect, still kneeling on the ground.
The moment has come to break completely through the earth. You begin to rise slowly, placing one foot on the ground, then the other, fighting against the disequilibrium just as a shoot battles to make its own space, until finally you are standing. Imagine the area about you, the sun, the water, the wind, and the birds. Now you are a shoot that is beginning to grow. Slowly raise your arms toward the sky. Then stretch yourself more and more, more and more, as if you want to grasp the enormous sun that shines above you. Your body begins to become more and more rigid, all of your muscles strain, and you feel yourself to be growing, growing, growing – you become huge. The tension  increases more and more until it becomes painful, unbearable. When you can no longer stand it, scream and open your eyes." [...] (Source: The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho)

This episode is NOW OPEN for your submissions and will remain open until January 15th at noon (CET). I hope to publish our next episode from my own PC later on.


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