In this hypersonic culture, catchwords are quickly emptied of all meaning until they become meaningless. A perfect example is the word “balance.” There was a time when the term had great immediacy in our culture. To live in modernity was to live in a state of alienation from our body and spiritto live a life out of balance. The Hopi Indians even had a word for such a condition: koyaanisqatsi (the title of Godfrey Reggio’s memorable film about that very condition). Our lack of balance was something we had to address quickly, while we were still maintaining an awareness, however fleeting, of how out of balance we’d become.
Now we have Balance bars to help us eat a balanced diet; we balance our checkbooks while balancing work and family, work and love, work and play, work and work; and the government struggles to balance the budget year after year. There is so much balance that there’s no balance.
With Glow, we may not be able to restore meaning to this once potent word, but we can get you to slow down and take a look at alternative places to go, foods to try, and disciplines to pursue, all of them geared to bring the mind, body, and spirit into harmony (another catchword?). Take the time. Try something new. As Lao Tzu says: A journey of a thousand leagues starts from where your feet stand.
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@Steven Hale: Lamar!'s teaming up with a liberal senator from California, Feinstein (gun-grabber extraordinaire), to…
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@Moi: Yes I am, but point me to the source of your information.
The fact that Lamar did NOT know the Chief of Staff he hired in 2012…