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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Ritam of the world that flows all around
Raindrops, oh-so-lightly pound on the ground
Trees that sway to and fro in the wind
Stop in a moment then start up again
As our blood flows with the ritam of heart
We are all one spirit - we are not apart
Listen to the sounds and calls of the earth
As Purusha and Prakriti in ritam give birth
Their children are the gunas that sing
Throughout life and join the elements to bring
Manifestation of Beings in our world of form
Into the ritam of life each ego is born
I've returned home again from another marvelous experience - the second modular learning intensive down at Kripalu School of Ayurveda. The first week was more experiential, while the second week was 'bookish' in structure - both amazing.

The sanskrit word "ritam" has one meaning of "rhythm" ... we learned this during a drumming one evening, after which we were invited to take a few minutes and write about whatever the experience and our immersion into learning meant to us. Out of this experience came the above.

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