Today I gave a good burial to my long time friend, my android tablet. I did try to have it revived at my local carrier where I purchased it. But after quite a while in their recharger, the woman assisting me gave me the bad news. The device was a big part of my life. I took it with me to the coffee shop, worked on it, played on it. Watched Netflix and Amazon videos on it. But I knew it was on its last legs. It wasn’t performing very well, and the battery died quickly and had to be charged regularly. It seemed to have outlived its usefulness. Continue reading
Traditionally spirituality and sensuality were polar opposites. Spiritual practices for the most part didn’t involve the sensual nature of the physical body, and of life itself. In fact, the body was seen as impure, as base, and as something that just got in the way of being spiritual. It was seen as something to ‘transcend’. It seemed higher spiritual ideals did not include enjoying a sensual lifestyle! Of savoring life through all the physical senses.
But, embodied enlightenment is all about being very sensual. Our soul is all about sensuality. The ability of a soul to express that sensuality through a physical body is incredible. And it’s one reason we are here. As souls we wanted to dive deep into the physical experience. Now we have an opportunity to rekindle a passion for life, but not by creating artificial passions, but simply by allowing our soul to meld with our body, mind and heart. We can’t feel the passion we so much want to feel otherwise. We won’t want to continue being here. What’s the point of being here if we are not living fully? Continue reading
For a while now I have been asking myself, do I really want to be here? Do I want to stay and realize my embodied enlightenment? Especially when things become really challenging physically. That seems to be my biggest issue.
Or so I thought. Continue reading
I enjoy sitting alone at cafés. I love just sipping my dark roast, writing in my journal, working on my blog from my tablet. Staring out the window. Between coffee refills I like taking a walk outside in the sunshine. This is my morning ritual. It seems to work for me. Starts me out on the right foot. Feeling good. Once in a while that ritual gets interrupted when someone who knows me spots me, and then I have a choice to allow them to sit with me, or tell them I need my space. I have done both, depending on my mood.
But more and more, it’s getting too uncomfortable to sit with these people. So I know that something’s gotta give. I can’t avoid them entirely because the community is not that large, and it’s inevitable I will run into them. So, I know I am going to have to send them away. Feelings will get hurt. But my feelings seem to be the most important now. And that is the most interesting point to me. Continue reading