Browsing All posts tagged under »philosophy«

Skin Symbols and Sympathy.

June 25, 2012

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New Skin. I’d forgotten about the intimacy that accompanies a new tattoo. Perhaps made nostalgic is a better description…I have made nostalgic the way my body experiences the process of a needle biting an image into my skin. It is a sensual nostalgia –my body response leading the memory and the ego trailing after…i dig […]

Normalizing Thought and The Vernal Equinox (This is totally going to be my rap battle name)

March 20, 2012

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Spring is here. In Colorado it means that there is a 75% chance for another brutal snow storm and a 100 % chance that rains and tearing winds will shake the sky open. I love the absurdity of it all. I love the change in the earth as it moves to its being-ness. I love […]

coniunctio oppositorum

November 14, 2011

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I have been thinking a lot about soul making lately. The coniunctio oppositorum – union of opposites. The bringing together of all of the disparate parts of the self in order to fund the growth of a balanced, open and engaged self. (Individuation as the firm followers of Jungian Psychology call it). James Hillman, one of my […]

Happiness, winning, unicorns and bacon.

October 13, 2011

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I woke up this morning to an award for my blog, The Versatile Blogger Award in fact. Now I have won a total of 2 things in my life, the first being a talent show when I was like six and the other was my Master’s Degree but honestly I worked my ass off for […]

Work.Interest. Attention and Love.

October 12, 2011

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tl;dr:work can suck -it doesn’t have to. I love to read and write. I love to eat good food. Doubly important I love to cook. I love to run. I love to practice asana. You know what I don’t really love? Working. Let me rephrase that. I don’t enjoy working in a way that does […]

Zombie Meditation – Silencing the Monkey Mind.

October 11, 2011

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Meditation has been a pretty active part of my life for a number of years…and no, it isn’t a misuse of terms to say active. I have, until recently, never been able to find the practice that brought me deep enough into myself to silence my monkey mind. My meditation practice would go something like […]

What is…real?

October 5, 2011

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 One of my favorite quotes of the moment is as follows: We must use the same ground upon which we have fallen in order to stand up. It’s from The Mirror of Yoga by Richard Freeman which is an amazing book and I recommend reading it to those of you who are interested in examining […]