Beauty and the “What is Sustainability?” Question

Plato said the only real thing in the universe is Beauty. The far-eastern Vedics said the only real thing in the Universe is Brahma, and that all else is Maya, or illusion. They are talking about the bliss of realizing we are One with everything, of experiencing such completeness that we lose our Selves. It is as if the body becomes a string that sets to humming as it resonates with the vibration of life. Beauty is relational. The relationship is based on harmony that brings about a loss of ego – moments of just “be”-ing are “be”-autiful. The experience of beauty extends beyond the self and out into the world, as well as arising from the cosmos to the self (and the rest of the world).

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The Groovy Vibe of Oneness

Right before I went to Sivananda for my teacher’s training, I read Beyond Einstein: The Cosmic Quest for the Theory of the Universe, by Michio Kaku. In that book, Dr. Kaku discusses the string theory of the universe—what it boils down to is that everything in the entire universe, is made of vibrations. He described it very much like strings on a guitar—they vibrate, something (sound and more vibrations) is created. As a musician, I was fascinated. What kinds of vibes do we put out there, and how do they shape the world—even if they are only tiny ripples?

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Getting Fabulous at the Open Studio Tour last weekend

Wish I had photos of the weekend, but I forgot my camera. However, I did get some pictures from my cell phone of artist Quetzally Hernandez Coronado gorgeously enjoying one of Matagi’s signature fine art necklaces. (In fact, these are the only photos of this major piece! Yikes!)

I knew the minute I saw Quetzally that this necklace would look perfect on her. It’s just right for someone who is bold and confident and beautiful.

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Grooving to the Love Vibration

Basically, it described a meditation in which you imagine sending love to everything – first, you let love grow in your heart and allow it to flow throughout your body. Then with each breath, let love expand beyond yourself to fill the space you are in and beyond. You could do this meditation anywhere. Walking down the street, send love to the trees and flowers and grass, to birds and animals that you see, to other people . . . Send that love out on the exhale and let it return on the inhale.

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