An insurgency has begun... The day after the election, I went to a morning yoga class, hoping to decompress and work through some of my anxiety about the fate of humanity. Our sequence contained three standing poses: "Warrior I," "Warrior II," and "Warrior III."
The sequence repeated. "Warrior I," "Warrior II," "Warrior III." Again...again. "Warrior I," "Warrior II," and "Warrior III." At one point I thought to myself, "this feels like bootcamp."
And then I realized: it i
I have a challenge for you: Name 6 books about the demise of humanity. (Hints:) Now name 5 movies. (Hints:) It's pretty easy, right? We have so much media about the ways in which we're going to fail ourselves as a species. So many stories about futures filled with degradation, destruction and human enslavement. Now...think about how many books and movies you can name about humanity living in lasting peace? About a world without war? About a world of true freedom and equality
('The seed of suffering in you may be strong, but don't wait until you have no more suffering before allowing yourself to be happy.'- Thich Nhat Hanh) ----------------------------- I've been off social media for nearly 25 days now... ...and whenever I share this with someone, the response almost always seems to be along the lines of: "I've been thinking about doing that too. It's been so toxic. It's just not as fun anymore." I think through the months of November and December
I recently had a confrontation with someone about something they'd done that upset me. The conversation, in short, was along the lines of: "I experienced you doing _____, it made me feel _____. I don't want to feel _____." Everything about what I said was true. I was speaking to my experience, and you can't really argue with someone's subjective experience. At the end of the conversation, the other person genuinely regretted making me feel the way I felt, apologized for the