In a favorite dog-eared book of mine, TANTRA, the supreme understanding BY OSHO, there is the chapter, BE LIKE A HOLLOW BAMBOO.
It starts with a passage from the song:
Do naught with the body but relax.
Shut firm the mouth and silent remain;
empty your mind and think of naught.
Like a hollow bamboo, rest at ease with your body.
Giving not nor taking, put your mind at rest.
Mahamudra is like a mind that clings to naught.
Thus practicing, in time you will reach Buddhahood.
He so beautiful goes on to discuss the difference between action and activity. In this, he touches on something I have noticed in many of the enlightened writing I have read. Something I feel bodywork teaches us in its very action.
"Remember two words: one is action, another is activity. Action is not activity. Their natures are diametrically opposite. Action is when the situation demands it; you act, you respond. Activity is when the situation doesn't matter, it is not a response; you are so restless within, that the situation is just an excuse to be active." -OSHO
I feel the difference between these words houses the key to successful bodywork and relaxation. " Do naught with the body but relax." -OSHO
INTOUCH men's workshops strive to bring clarity to this by giving us all an opportunity to feel, hands-on from both the giving and receiving side, the difference between Action & Activity. We will focus on this in our first workshops when we return.
Please when it is your turn to get your vaccination DO IT, you will need it to attend our very near future SMALL GROUP IN TOUCH MEN events.
In the meantime, I am offering all ONE-on-ONE massage sessions with my
SPRING EQUINOX discount 60 min for $110. MASKS ON!
If you would like to understand the term TANTRA truly, I recommend you read this book.