Fantastic creatures exist amongst us.
Might they turn skewed assumptions and opinions on their head for review.
Like this one: The opinion we have of this bird familiar to me from Africa, the ostrich.
Symbolic of one who hides by burying their head in the sand.
But then ostriches don't really bury their head in the sand.
What agency of Nature's intelligence would deem it so, if they were under attack?
They are equipped by nature to dig, yes, to turn eggs over with their beak.
By nature they know to press their heads to the soil.
They lay their plumage onto the earth for safety through mergence with environment.
I have a newfound appreciation for the ostrich.
It reminds me of the value of pressing our own heads to the ground.
Not to bury them in avoidance of pain.
But to earth and diffuse agitated electromagnetic forces of Vata (wind/space) elements.
Felt by us as nervous tension, scattered energies, anxiousness, restlessness, panic.
Ayurveda is lifeology for stress prevention through preservation of deeper energy reserves.
Guided by nature's wisdom we, magnificent creatures that we are, will know what to do.
Cleansing and priming our sense organs, we will be able to listen and act on this knowing.
I bow and press my head to the ground in Balasana or Child's Pose...
For inner stillness.
For mergence with what is.
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