My typo’s are off the chain this week!
I've been trying yoga recently and it reminded me of this thing I enjoy doing. In yoga, there is an emphasis placed on the way your body feels, a sense of presence, and motion. So I did the thing I'm talking about and started wondering whether these same theories can be translated to working a warehouse job or something. The core idea that moving in certain ways effects mood and psychology could be very interesting if juxtaposed against an antagonistic context.
I like to do this with ideologies and beliefs as well, and though more often than not this makes hypocrisies more apparent that isn't a bad thing. I find this sort of re-contextualizin to be incredibly useful as an anarchist tool. Not to idealize the anarchy in everything, but, for me, simply as a way to exercise ones imagination.
"Great understanding is broad and unhurried; little understanding is cramped and busy. Great words are clear and limpid; little words are shrill and quarrelsome. In sleep, men's spirits go visiting; in waking hours, their bodies hustle. With everything they meet they become entangled. Day after day they use their minds in strife, sometimes grandiose, sometimes sly, sometimes petty. Their little fears are mean and trembly; their great fears are stunned and overwhelming. They bound off like an arrow or a crossbow pellet, certain that they are the arbiters of right and wrong. They cling to their position as though they had sworn before the gods, sure that they are holding on to victory. They fade like fall and winter"
— Chuangtzu, Ch. 2
Confused about the word "leviathan"
so I understand what leviathan means in the context that it is often used in but I am kind of confused as of why that is the word that describes all that it does. When I've looked into that word, (besides seeing it all the time) the most common info I get is that the leviathan was a sea monster, representative of "evil" in the bible and other religious texts... It kind of seems like using leviathan to represent civ, other colonial forces, etc. is using the same framework as the bible, in that it is representing an "evil" but in a different way of course. This thought feels really strange to type and share but the fact that I've had it makes me really confused and eager to learn what others think and understand.
This is not a critique or trying have a hot take or anything I am just actually confused on why "Leviathan" is used in the way that it is. I feel like I am missing something and would appreciate any thoughts or insight if anyone wishes to share. A dumb bitch kindly wants help.
If you wanna watch a green anarchist movie watch the The trash Dimension Cut of The East
Definitely not. Movie’s still not over but definitely not
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