It’s pretty silly to be teaching something that you can’t define. And I can tell you a whole lot about Shiva Nata – it exists on many levels and there are many ways you could describe it.
I frequently go over my “what is Shiva Nata” explanation, and I was pretty excited about this one today… so I recorded it!
Basically – Shiva Nata is both a Game and a Tool.
It is a game, in that…
- it’s fun. (personal opinion)
- you play with it, change it as much as you wish.
- it has a set of underlying, fairly arbitrary rules.
- it never ends… you can finish a session of Shiva Nata just like you finish a sudoku puzzle or an ultimate frisbee game… but that doesn’t mean you’re done/mastered/completed Shiva Nata/sudoku/frisbee.
- it’s only fun and useful if it’s difficult… and the difficulty is a valuable part of the experience.
Shiva Nata is a tool…
- use it to un-stick difficult projects, the way your brain is struggling and succeeding at making new connections transfers to your project.
- use it to increase your focus, much like meditation (with more engagement and movement).
- use it to find conscious liberation / freedom / enlightenment! Oh yeah!
Of course, this doesn’t tell you what exactly happens when you do Shiva Nata – but it’s a good number of reasons why you might want to do Shiva Nata.
Alright, have a great day/week/weekend! Go forth and flail! (check out my classes – awesome for a dose of the un-sticking of projects! I won’t speak as to the ultimate enlightenment likelyhood)