Storage is your story. If you have fat, it is an accumulation of experience over time. It is a reserve that you built up for some reason, and now you have to work your way through both – the storage and the story.
The Wild is Freedom. It is the Land. It is the “I”…the “EYE.”
The Hut is Community. It is Craft. It is We.
The Sity is Technology. It is Me. The Human-Me. No other animals are allowed but domesticated ones. Place of the Sedentary, the Sit-ified. Ruled by two imperatives – Divide and Conquer.
Three habits keep us on the Compass – Grip, Grin, and Ground.
The training path goes from Barefoot Athletics through Barefoot Ascetics, to Barefoot Aesthetics. tenderfoot, to barefoot, to dirty sole. The “self” travels from mad, to no-mad, to g-lad…the grounded-lad. The Glad return to share their Vision. They are called “sensei” because they are “one foot ahead.” The talk walks through the literal to the metaphysical.
Our training is of five qualities through seven windows and one door. The five qualities are Rhythm, Endurance, Strength, Balance, and Touch. The windows are Ground, Water, Food, Wind, Sound, Vision, Membrane. And the door is the LAND. On the other hand, we use five tools – Foot, Stick, Rope, Stone, Earth.
In the Sity, we speak through YouTube, Facebook, Boot Camps, and such. It is a place of hooks-and-lines.
In the Hut, we explore the comfort-zone. We get out of our walls and prepare for the Wild. We learn to rhyme and mime. Land-guage replaces language. Words alone do not suffice.
In the Wild we play the real Olympic Games. “Talking” is walking. The Tao that can be spoken is not the True Tao.
These three playgrounds are the laboratory for the study of Exuberance. Joy and happiness are the natural state of the animal – the animus, the spirit.
On the path we can share our stories, or storage. What have we shared? In each place our means is different – Logic, Bardic, Gestural.
All along we are “making sense” – making sensation. We are using our “organ” to develop “tone.” We are building, not destroying. Look out for the words of domination and division. You have to give up control.
Why? We have a common goal – transformation. The sensei and the student are no different in this. Only one is a foot ahead of the other on the path.
Beyond transformation is transcendence. Which means “to climb beyond.” Beyond what? Beyond habituation and into being-habitat.
Movement and habit are formed in habitat. We know the path – the Wow of pleasure and fun; the How of training till we move-as-it; and the Now of becoming habitat.
We ask three questions to guide our intention:
1. When was the last time you barefooted in the Wild? Or, when was the last time you didn’t take your shoes with you, in general?
2. When was the last time you grew something to eat?
3. When was the last time you grew something for a wild place? By watching and learning things growing in the Wild, you learn how to grow yourself.
Our mantra is “Teach Me.”