December 28, 2011 by admin
Filed under Adhering to Natural Wisdom, Arriving, basic sanity, Body-Mind Connection, Frequency-Intensity-Duration, Mind, Nadi, Principle of Momentum, Sauhu, Self-acceptance, Six Realms, View-Method-Fruit, Yogic Applications to Real Life
What is it about us that makes us sabotage our very own efforts to think, feel and act in ways that we know are good for us? Why don’t we really change when we know what we must do, what we want to do, in order to change?
On those nights previous to a confrontation when my actions put others at risk there were prayers, sleepless nights, fevered conversations with the father of my children who always widened my view with his patience and wisdom. I searched for clarity, a place beyond my emotions and self-doubt.
I really feel like shit. Seriously. I am not just saying this to make this blog exciting and dramatic. I am bloated, I feel tight everywhere, I have pain in my joints, and not more 30 minutes after showering I stink with sour b.o. In the previous 3 years I had completely thrown away deodorant. Now, it is a compassionate necessity.
This is the 2nd blog in an ongoing series of a yogin’s intentional “crimes against wisdom.” This series will highlight my experience of purposefully ignoring 10 years of training in yoga, meditation and ayurveda in favor of performing typical current cultural behaviors of modernity.
If we can properly digest our food, then we can more easily “digest” the emotional difficulties that inevitably arise in our lives. Here’s a principle-based approach to stoking the Fire!
We are actually getting off on our emotional reactions. Not only are we literally turned on by emoting but we are then using that sexual energy – every moment – to recreate/conceive/birth our self-image (ego), which is the source of human suffering. Oh shit!
Stage 3 is “radical self-acceptance.” We are completely at ease with our desires – including our “dark/shadow” impulses – of stage 1… in stage 3 choosing to do, or not to do, is based upon what is appropriate for that person, in that particular time-space situation.
What do you do when you wake up in a nightmare? When loneliness dominates you to the point where you would swear that your emotions could paralyze you with all their physical weight? What do you do when all you want is to go back to sleep? When you would do anything to not feel [...]
Please allow me to share an example of how practical Energy of Mind: A Sauhu Therapy is. Last night I was getting geared up for an argument with my wife. She left me alone with our 5 month old for two hours with no way for me to contact her. Don’t get me wrong, I [...]