Exploring the Many Sides of Gravity
Poetic / Prosaic —
There is a mystical virtue in right angles. There is an unspoken morality in seeking the level and plumb. A house will hold together only if the joints are square and the members upright. When the bubble is lined up between two marks etched in the glass tube of a level, you have aligned yourself with the forces that hold the universe together.
Prosaic-Poetic / Scientific —
Reconciling Gabriel Marcel and Ida Rolf
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a mystery to be lived.
— Gabriel Marcel
Consign your body to gravity.
— Ida P. Rolf
Indeed, gravity is that force which holds the universe together.
And yet, we observe that the universe is expanding.
Then, gravity must be an expansive force too.
Scientifically, we know that gravity on Earth has two operations.
Everyone is quite familiar with the one, the downward pull of gravity.
“Let go your cup of Joe, you know where it go.”
But there is the other side of gravity.
It is expansive and lifting.
I know it is.
Not from a book.
Well, I also did read it in a book.*
But mainly and importantly from my own direct lived experience.
While learning how to live fully adapted with the gravity field of the Earth.
What is that experience?
Feet firmly rooted to the Earth.
A subtle yet definite and powerful liftedness toward the heavens.
In between . . . the great mystery of life, everything and nothing.
The force of gravity is always attractive.
— Isaac Newton
I like it. I’ll take it.
— David Wronski
*Centripetal Force and Centrifugal Force
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