Our modern world makes extreme demands on the head and nervous system forces of the human being. It can seem that intellectual prowess is what is needed to power through our daily lives of computers, traffic and technology. Yet, unless we also access what wells up from the Earth as vital substance, we short-circuit our physical energy and life link. Without roots, there is increasing restlessness and dissatisfaction. One scurries and hurries to encounter each fleeting experience, yet still hungers for contact with the foundation of life – for that which truly sustains, and deeply engages. The sensate world may involve myriad opportunities via the brain/nervous system to taste, touch, see, hear, and smell. But unless one’s over-all sense for life itself takes ground in the depths of being, we feel depleted both physically and soulfully.