Contemplation - Meditation
Adana MAM Legros
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Part Three: The World, An Ecosophy of Things
Chapter 5: Contemplation - The calloused hand of the voter of Scipio Nasica.
What does nature teach us?
“It supposes the processes of rooting. But the roots of this tree are in the sky; you have to look at the cosmos. "
"There is harmony and peace of the stars, serenity of the Milky Way, a tranquility of the planets, a serene force which links things, animates and makes them work in a harmony: these truths which are seen when we look up to the campaign must function as models.
(...) which supposes that we stop, that we settle down, that we remain still, that we cease all urban, worldly, swarming and collective activity, in order to feel our being rooting in the ground opened by the plow of the man with calloused hands at the same time rooted in a sky offered by a summer night on the stern of a boat or anywhere else in the world as long as we look up.
(...) Only the atomists have seen what is there: a serene power, not to say a quiet force, a vital impulse or a will to power which gives rise to immense tranquility. A tranquility which is reached by contemplating the vitalist magics of the earth and dynamic lessons from the sky… ”