Today I woke up and realised I had no distractions from the fact that Curve of the World is a reality… I have no training courses, no preparatory reading, no assignments to write… instead I have a proposal to create for a consulting project.. so of course I took myself off to yoga and realised why I love being upside down so much… it shakes my pessimism out, it moves my fear out of my body and provides a moment to view my world from a totally different perspective… no hankering after the past rather just this moment of comfortable possibility… and I only realised in the middle of my headstand that without really trying, just being, I have managed to find an easy place to a freestanding headstand… no fanfare, it just is… and the resonance today is with this beautiful poem by Nobel Laureate, Spanish poet, Juan Ramon Jimenez…
I Am Not I
By Juan Ramon Jimenez (English version by Robert Bly)
I am not I.
I am this one
walking beside me whom I do not see,
whom at times I manage to visit,
and whom at other times I forget;
the one who remains silent while I talk,
the one who forgives, sweet, when I hate,
the one who takes a walk when I am indoors,
the one who will remain standing when I die.