Quando in un bosco ne percepisci la bellezza e diventi tutt'uno con il bosco, allora, intuitivamente, sei in armonia e in pace con le Dee e con gli Dei. Essi sono parte della nostra vera natura, la nostra Natura Profonda, e quando siamo separati dalla nostra vera natura, viviamo nella paura. Percepire questa normalità vuol dire dare un senso reale al vivere che è insito in tutte le cose.

Intraprendere la Via Romana al Divino significa iniziare un percorso di risveglio: praticando l'attenzione e la consapevolezza continua ci incamminiamo lungo una strada sapendo che ciò che conta è il cammino per sè più che la destinazione.

When you, entering a forest, perceive the beauty of the forest and you feel to be in a complete harmony with it, then, intuitively, you are in peace with the Deities. They are an essential part of our real nature, our Deep Nature, and when we are separated by our real nature we live in the fear. Perceiving such normality means giving a real sense to our lives.

Undertaking the Roman Via to the Deities implies a path to awakening: with the practice of continuing consciousness and awareness we undertake our walking knowing that taking the path is more important than the destination itself

lunedì 16 dicembre 2013


One of the most important concept and practice in the Traditional Roman Spirituality is the idea of Otium.

It is very difficult to explain such principle: similarily otium is a very complex practice to follow.

In brief, otium means inner peace and wellness, a condition in opposition to agitation. Agitare in Latin means both confusely thinking and an intense condition of action, of doing something. In this perspective, an obsessive thinking and doing, typical in an agitation condition, drive a person to anxiety. 

Otium is therefore a condition totally in opposition to agitation and unrest. If agitation results from confusing thinking and acting, otium implies blocking thoughts and actions: through a deep concentration and a continuing subtraction, one can achieve the capability and possibility to stop all the actions and thoughts.

Yet otium doesn't describe a physical and mental immobility in profane terms. When this condition of calm is achieved, "discrimination"  and separation cease: it can be acquired a perception to be part of the entirety of the Being. One can perceive an awareness to be part of the Everything. Actions and thoughts in a state of otium flow in a natural way, with no efforts: one can reach a condition of inner silence where anything flows spontaneously.

Otium drives to a condition of peace with life and death, with no intentions, will, efforts, worries, needs or wishes, aims, goals and results: one has only the perception to "happening" hic et nunc.

Wellness generated by otium results from the absence of wishes (I don't need anything), the perception of calmness, peace, the awareness to discover our essential real nature, semplicity of life, equilibrium.

Otium implies that our mind can "breath" overcoming the distractions caused by physical and mental agitation, anger, anxiety and unrest.

It is very difficult to explain how practicing otium: I can just say here that it is something one can experience as absolute and natural calm coming from nowhere. Sitting in meditation, possibly under a tree or walking alone along a country road may contribute to experience, with a tutor's support, a feeling of otium: you can feel it when perceiving mental and physical softness, absence of rigidities, a natural personal flowing as component of Everything.

The main components in practicing otium are

  • No material/immaterial dependance and attachement
  • Naturalness
  • Calmness
  • Nothingness

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