shutterstock_125868476Lengthen. Be the 10,000 pound bow of Mr. Herrigel (Zen in the Art of Archery), its top in the clouds, while from the “the lower end, as though attached by a thread, hangs the earth.” Widen. The air, the sky, if you will, is leaning on you, buoying you up, trying to reclaim the space of which you’ve robbed it. Return the favor. Lean back omnidirectionally. Feel the embrace of the air in your feet, your thighs, your calves, your hips, your torso, your head, your neck, and your back. Lengthen and widen. Very Alexandrian.