A lived thought lies in silence and its dancing.
māndāra was brought alive to share the deep connection with the Kinaesthetic Self. This relation shares the language of your true nature waiting to be listened to for any guidance “you” are looking for.
After conception the elements are being moved into form, we are moved into being other, moved by the senses. It is by constant motion that the locality we call body is born, and it is by motion that awareness of a natural state of self (distinguished from a social self) is sustained. The sense of motion extends to all the cells of our living form, and by apperception one develops an infinite dimensionality to sense it. Most of us sense the inhaled and exhaled air, can hear the pulsation of blood in the ears, the saliva filling up the inner cavity of the mouth or the transition of food in the throat while swallowing. We might take it for granted but without the movement of millions of cells and the movement of light impulses in the darkness of the body, we would not be able to sense this world. Life is tied to motion.
The mother tongue of movement
When paying attention to sense motion a close relationship with our body and its mind is developed, both when its visibly still and both when it moves. It is the mind of the body that speaks while we listen. Through this sensory exploration a unique language of motion emerges, the mother tounge of the life embodied, with a special accent to each and every being. It is this collaboration we are most curious to explore and interact with throughout our meetings.
Yet, this mother tounge bears the imprints of domestication and anthropomorphism as a response to the environment one grew up in, so it is taken as a relational fabric that is in constant change. In the philosophy of māndāra, the wish is to remember the mother tongue of motion and of stillness, and in this expedition, nature is the greatest mirror. For this reason I encourage outdoor occasions and in general integrate natural phenomena and the study of nature, anatomy, the mind and perception. The kaleidoscope we use to learn about these is through the awareness of motion.
You will find that this discovery supports finding answers to questions you raise, while the dynamics of questioning and answering might eventually lead to listening to the spatiousness in which no question and no answer is necessary.
We discover the space of self. We could call it the body, but usually it doesn’t include the mind, and mind doesn’t include the body. So self-space refers to the part of space identified as self, with all its physically tangible and less tangible parts, the visible and invisible matter one senses as self.
Before a dance can manifest, we prepare to receive dance, because the path to dance is more important than the dance itself. We share the path and collectively support each other in the discovery of the tools one might want to use.