Yes, I agree,
He is carrying the oil on the spoon in his hand, so it's an extension of his body. I have definitely had times in my life where I got so wrapped up in what was going on in the outside world that I have forgotten what was truly important for me, my health, my growth. And there are times when I have been so focused on what I want to do, that I fail to see what the world outside is telling me.
Both are necessary. Focus on the self and recognizing one self in connection with the outside world. Not always easy...
Thank you very much for this article, Aylie. I have had an experience many years ago, when driving through LA, with GPS, and realizing its effect on me. Just that, the sense of being completely lost without this phone, and if I had started my journey without it, I would have had a sense of where I was. I think that GPS is only a small fragment of one large subject; our disconnection from nature. So many do not realize that we are, in fact, nature.
And that the stars, the trees, the animals are connected to us, on the basis of life. In other words, we have a connection to them. And the more we explore this connection, the more we will find that they are willing and able to communicate with us.