The freedom of choice.
This is ultimately what America stands for, is it not? Ok, in literal verbiage, “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” But if you whittle that down to a concept, one might argue that its the notion of choice over the way we direct our lives, as opposed to direction by our government.
I’ve had some opportunities to get out of my “regularly scheduled life,” lately which has me thinking about stories. In yoga philosophy, there are stories that tell of archetypes having a particular experience, which we use as metaphors to understand our own experiences, relationships, and lives. In my other work-world of voice-over and music, there is a story and a mood to convey. And throughout our day, there is a story playing out in our head. This is the story that has the most direct and consistent impact on our lives, and believe it or not, our health.
“We remind them of their capacity to create inner joy… and what we find is their illness gets better… most likely whatever the psychological or physical illness you’re suffering from will become less.” – Dr. David Simon on KFAI Radio Twin Cities THIS IS THE SHIZ, FOLKS. Ok, I know I tend to get a little […]
I teach yoga from the perspective that your “center” is what we’re after. It gets rid of those nasty lines that say one side is better than the other. You’re gonna bump around on your own “life wheel,” going too far in one direction, only to come back and maybe over-compensate and go too far […]
Holy shit folks. It’s been a bit of an active couple of weeks. Like most of you (probably?), I’ve been feeling a bit overwhelmed, and its taken me until now to sort out what it is that I’m even feeling about my life, our lives, the collective. Let alone have something cohesive to say in […]
This week’s class reminded me that even if you have been practicing yoga, mindfulness, breathing, meditation, etc. for a number of years, WOW if we don’t still have ingrained patterns. Mine? Issues with discipline… Which also reminded me that the point of this stuff is not to “fix” something. (Which seems counter-intuitive, I know.) The point of […]
We all have a default mode. Mine is definitely to keep moving. Keep thinking. Pour my mind and attention into what am I doing next? What do I need to work on next? I have a bit of work-a-holic-ism in me, and it often winds up (pun intended) as an overload of anxiety. I get […]