March 21, 2009
Namaste is a greeting used in yoga classes. Alice Vaughn-Goldman used it in her class and I used it in mine at Madison Adult Ed. It means, “I honor the place within you in which the entire universe resides. I honor the place which is of love, honesty, of wisdom and of peace. When you are in that place in you and I am in that place in me there can be only one of us.”
Namaste is also the title of this past week’s episode of Lost. It was an interesting episode, which appears to be leading up to something important indeed. Juliet, Sawyer, Miles and Faraday end up back in 1974, after Locke leaves. They become part of the Dharma Initiative. Three years later, in 1977, Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Sayid arrive. The island seems to have placed them at in an important junction in its history. Somehow the time travelers have to repair the damage done by Ben’s war with Widmore and Jack’s mistake of leaving the island. The question is, how are they going to change the past—especially if the past is already predetermined? Everything that they’ve done previously led to what has happened already. Is the time travel simply a part of shaping their own futures or is it about Karma? We may not know until next year—the final season.