Human society is governed by diametrically opposing forces, that is, chaos and order, yinyang, masculine and feminine - the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Chaos being that from which new things emerge, and order, that which keeps the chaos at bay: the lions and barbarians beyond the castle walls, and the debt collectors … Continue reading On gender roles, nonbinary-ism, chaos and order, and sexual attraction.
Is total freedom really the best way for a society to be constituted? If we had true freedom we would not require things as laws to govern thebehaviour of others, and so, it is clear that we are willing to trade somefreedom for some protection. This makes sense because safety is our highestneed, and if … Continue reading How free do we really want to be?
The environment within which we were raised, as a child, teenager, and until now, is the same environment that has resulted, in part, in our current configuration. This environmental constitution elicits particular behaviours from us, resulting in particular perspectives and ways of viewing and interacting with reality. Within this environment we are only able to … Continue reading On changing.
ancient wounds of a weary heart, healing each time we part. wounds of my bloodline, way back when, wounds so profound they trigger at the slightest sound, ready to run and go, or fight and attack, for love is our survival, and so the inner child which claws and grabs, at that which he believes … Continue reading Loving from within.
Harmony within society begins within harmony within one's own heart. We treat others as we treat ourselves. Love thy neighbour, like you love thyself. Thyself is thy neighbour, treat them well. The greatest disrespect is to lie to oneself, The great harm is to deceive another. Treat thy home with respect, inside and out; Feed … Continue reading Thy Harmony within.
O' how the water tastes, sipped after the breaking of fast, after I crunch on bread - all my needs met. Nay, nay, that well lies far away. You need not drink that liquid, for it will cause you illness. I say sir, have you heard of the well on the yonder? Nay, I say. … Continue reading A water so sweet.
Seek protection from inside the castle walls, safe and protected - numb and empty; predictable and uneventful, and yet the chaos invades - it always finds a way. Nobody in sight, nobody around. Nobody can hear my silent sounds, for they remain in the shadows, deep in the mountain. Security never felt so bland. Not … Continue reading Banal Security (*BS)
The human experience is only as difficult as the degree of existence of self - that which constructs a fear based narrative to justify its survival. This self, this identity, the one that argues I am this, and I am not that; I am a yoga teacher, I am a spiritual teacher, I am an … Continue reading Self, less.
It seems obvious that people should be held accountable for their actions: a murderer, rapist, and thief, for example. However, we encounter nebulous territory when we begin to speak about disadvantage and poverty; we do not easily lay judgement on those who have been given disadvantaged and difficult beginnings, most of the time. However, this … Continue reading Should people be held accountable for their actions? An alternate perspective on first-world poverty.
You were born alone and you will die alone - nobody is going to save you. The only person that you can rely on is yourself, and to trust another is a risk; to trust another with your thoughts and emotions is an unnecessary risk. People will hurt you and disrespect your emotions if you … Continue reading You are alone in this world.