Haiku is not only the poetry of nature but also the poetry of the spiritual nature. At Carpe Diem we are going to explore the spiritual background of haiku.
Namaste is a greeting originating from India and Nepal, it is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest it expresses deep respect.
Your hands have a deeper spiritual meaning, they are synonymous with the Cosmos, even all separated fingers do have a meaning:
The thumb: emptiness and insight
The index: air and activity
The middle finger: fire and perception
The annular: water and sensibility/receptivity
The little finger: earth and form
The goal of this new special feature “Carpe Diem Namaste, the spiritual way”, try to create haiku, tanka or other Japanese poetry forms with a deeper, spiritual, meaning.
deep meaning growing within
you are the teacher
selfishness is contagious
believe the holy spirit