There is a ton of momentum pushing us to have a particular emotional experience of life. Much of our suffering is experienced through our emotions, which are passively and unconsciously recorded as implicit memories in our brain 24/7. We also inherited patterns of emotionality from our ancestors, retracing back for seven generations. So, our hard-drive is overloaded with patterns that seem to be beyond our conscious control.
December 28, 2011 by admin
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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?
Lesson 6 in Ten Lessons for a Revolution – Identify, Clarify and Uphold your Values (link to lessons 1-5) Following the Occupy Wall Street Movement as it moves into the next phase of its development, I am inspired and grateful for the energy, wisdom and heroism openly manifest in the faces and actions of its [...]
We simply cannot create authentic change at a societal level without establishing ourselves in the foundations of basic sanity and enjoying our life. Those who do try to work for the greater good at the expense of self-nourishment will fall short of their goals and end up sick for their troubles.
If our ultimate goal is to build a life-affirming society based on wisdom and compassion, then we must begin to build those qualities by walking our talk and cultivating the health our bodies.
A video blog documenting the first “Recovery” workout of a “Yogi Gone Bad”, after 2 months of intentionally ignoring natural wisdom in favor of performing culturally normal habits that deteriorate health and happiness.
I’m carrying around a little extra luggage these days. As promised, you’re about to see a few preview pictures… but, far more embarrassing will be the videos to come!