Monday, August 06, 2012
There are three main focuses of yoga: physical exercise (asana), breathing (pranayama), and meditation. The first two have changed my life around, and meditation would too, if I was to let it.
The problem I had with meditation was that it tends to cause a person to lose the ability to be angry, and when that happens it's impossible to maintain a political focus. A yogi takes the long view: this will all pass away, and it won't be too long before it does. And what does it matter if human beings destroy the earth? The universe will abide.
Take the long view and you're in danger of losing sight of the fact that this is an extremely screwed-up world we're living in, thanks to our species. Human beings, by far the most intelligent animal, are smart enough to have figured out a couple ways of destroying all life on earth, but too stupid to refrain from doing so.
The worst place on earth is this country, which is run by evil, lunatic gangsters. I don't wish death or destruction on any of these people, but I can tell you we're going to take this country, or at least its government (which they stole) away from them. Doing so will require intense focus, and the concentrated ability to speak with Lucifer's Tongue.
Photo: Lucifer's Tongue, ©2012 by Dave B, a.k.a. Catboxer