Is That Yoga, or Just a Pose? And What Happens When a Monk Loses His Sh*t?

I’m not the best yoga “instructor”.  There. I said it. And you knew that.   I can lead a good hatha class, but I’m not an asana expert. Those instructors who can take us though a flawless flow are amazing at what they do and I love it.  Vinyasa baby! But … that was never … Continue reading Is That Yoga, or Just a Pose? And What Happens When a Monk Loses His Sh*t?

A License to be Happy

I just saw one of those old, tired “motivational” platitudes, posted on Linkedin:  It reads, “Tell me I can’t do it and I’ll show you I can.”  Show who?  Who is this “you”?  Who gives a shit? Where does this phantom “you” get such bullshit, gas-lighting authority and judgement to call us out? Well, the … Continue reading A License to be Happy

Everything Happens at Exactly the Same Time

Not being tense, but ready.  Not thinking, not dreaming.  Not being set, but flexible; adaptable.  Being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, not anxious, but relaxed and prepared for whatever may come.  This is Zen. Zen is achieved by digging through the ditches and burning through the witches.  Thank you Rob Zombie.  There are … Continue reading Everything Happens at Exactly the Same Time