Meditations on Air
The dance of the winds over the surface of this beautiful planet, circling, eroding, building the earth below the layer of air. Air that is so still, you can hear the horses' hooves kilometers away in the winter air, as they clop clop clop up the hill. Air that is so full of movement that you cannot hear yourself shout in a gale. Air that delivers the oxygen we need to survive.
It's surprising the similarities in what happens to the human body at either end of the air pressure spectrum. When we climb the Apus in Peru, up above 15,000 feet, the effort involved in breathing is immense, and how hard it is to take many steps upward. The air is so thin compared to here near sea level. Thoughts move slower, time slows down too.
Under water, 100 feet down, the pressure is three times what it is at sea level, and once again, the preciousness of air becomes apparent. And again, thoughts move slover, time slows down with the pressure.
We exist here in a thin zone of the ocean of air, on the surface of Pachamama. Thank you to the air. Try the 7-7-7-7 breathing excercise to apprieciate air. Breathe in for 7 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, breathe out for 7 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, breathe in for 7 seconds, and repeat several times. Apprieciate the air.
The patterns of the air we breathe, changing and flowing over this continent, can be found at http://www.windmapper.com/GL/observations