I have to admit, when I am bored and want a distraction, I will sometimes check out the news, specifically the latest on the current administration. I find it ceaselessly entertaining, like a well written soap opera. I am certainly not dismissing the serious nature of the goings on, but I am detached enough from all of it to see it much more clearly for what it is: the galactic story being played out beautifully. Continue reading “The Many Faces of Change”
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.
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 “Passion for Life”
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 “Freedom”