Are You Well Adjusted to a Sick Society?Mar 12, 2023
“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” Jiddu Krishnamurti
This quote has been resounding in my mind for weeks now. I find it to be incredibly poignant.
One of the ways I see that our society is “profoundly sick” is the lack of awareness (in modern culture) that everything has a rhythm.
Awareness of daily and seasonal rhythms are virtually non-existent. We have betrayed our grandmother wisdom by believing we can do whatever, whenever. Any type of food we could possibly desire, from anywhere in the world, is available at the grocery store. We feel so empowered due to modern electricity, virtual technology, transportation, and the illusion that we are “free” to do whatever we please, whenever we want.
But, nature's rhythms are not anything we can manipulate. Imagine trying to stop a tide from rising or the moon from waxing!
In our “profoundly sick society,” many people are unconsciously sacrificing their health and wellbeing (deteriorating physically and mentally). This happens because they are not willing to make conscious sacrifices (that ultimately feel like nourishing medicine after being practiced for a while) like going to bed earlier, rising before the sun, eliminating snacking, and focusing on seasonal foods (like knowing Spring is the season for bitter greens, beets, beans, and brothy soups that clear the liver and lymph).
Not aligning with the rhythms of the natural world has eventual consequences. None of us are immune.
Springtime is calling to all of us in the Northern Hemisphere. The rhythms are waiting for us to align with them. The easeful vitality these rhythms create are waiting for us all the time. Our only resistance is our stories that ignore the intelligence of our ancestors.
The 5,000 year-old wisdom of Ayurveda is one path to this embodied knowledge of living in rhythm. This knowledge is still powerful in modern times. It has changed my life and the lives of the women I am honored to work with.
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