Every moment of our existence as human beings is influenced by gravity. It’s the force that stabilizes us to earth and that dictates the order of rotation of our planet and all surrounding bodies in the universe. Yet we pay little or no attention during our daily lives—unless we decide to battle it. Try skiing down a slope fearful of the speed encouraged by gravity. Or, attempt to thrust your body into a headstand while terrified of the free motion of the limbs and upside-down effect that gravity invites. The tasks that otherwise require minimal to no energy quickly become tiring: resisting is a huge drain on our energy, and most frequently cheats us of the sense of peace and tranquility we so desperately seek.
The opposite of resistance is submission…or surrender.
The point is that when we defy the forces of nature, we waste our most valuable and limited resource, energy. Why we so often engage in this fruitless enterprise is always the same: fear. But what is the root cause driving us to battle the inevitable, to go to war with a foe a zillion times stronger? Ego. Of course, it’s the mind attempting to deny the existence of a universal source, what we call faith, faith in our union with a higher power. We love to express our dedication to one belief system or another, but when it comes down to it we generally resist, doubt, question and often reject what we know is an indisputable fact (regardless of one religious or spiritual orientation or another), that the true self is indivisible from a global consciousness.
Gravity reminds us that we are not alone.
Anyone care to try a handstand?