This is the 3rd 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.
I wanted to demonstrate both an open mind and heart with my family and also put my yogic development to the test by seeing how my state of being would be affected by “doing as the Romans do.”
A huge aspect of who we are – memory, vocal ability, our desire to care for our own, play, etc. – is formed by our symbiotic interactions with those whose company we keep.
Let’s face it: the history of psychology is not a good one. It’s a wonder we trust shrinks at all. Whether it was the lobotomies and straight jackets of yesteryear or the current over-pathologizing and totally irresponsible medicating of the masses of modernity, psychology has a tough rode ahead to prove itself worthy of being [...]
The following article is in reference to a post on “Wired” about the ongoing strife amongst those attempting to re-publish a new version of the “DSM”, the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The article which I am commenting on can be found at: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/12/ff_dsmv/all/1 I have a number of points [...]
We do not see the reality that exists, but rather reality exists because we see it. Our perception literally forms the world we see.
“Understanding is the booby prize of the Universe.” – Read about why thinking and understanding can’t amount to true change and our pressing need for a “psychology” that will leave no stone unturned.
It is said that the “only way out is through.” Growth always comes as a result of the discomfort of going “through.” But, we are here to encourage you: this is normal and natural and the dividens are well worth your effort. Taking your body back and re-discovering its vitality is an indescribable joy. There is nothing worth doing more!
Yogis have mapped the entire cosmos into twelve “stages” of consciousness. As humans our journey towards wholeness, which is the inherent purpose of our lives, follows this twelve stage progression, relatively speaking. Stage 1 is basically unbridled hedonism where we act on impulse and get/consume what we want in the most immediate, uncensored way possible. [...]
I just read a piece in the NY Times about how much food we all waste. I’d like to add an unique slant to the take presented in this article, though I agree with most of its content that we do waste a lot food by throwing it away. We also waste a lot of [...]