Saturday, February 5, 2011

Maybe About as Poetic, Spiritual, or Philosophical as I'm Likely to Get at This Point


...been reading lotsa yoga philosophy...rereading, mostly, but paying more attention this time...taking notes...as well as just basking in all that high-falutin’ spiritual shit...

...there’s really no problem here. We can be absolutely human and divine at the same time.
Amrit Desai

...and I’m into all that, of course...have gone on record here as saying that, to me, yoga’s all about openness....while generally avoiding the ever-flowing stream of what-it’s-all-about-and-more-importantly-what-it-isn’t arguments that tend to fill the blogosphere...(along with the pompous expressions of egolessness and meanspirited lectures on loving-kindness)...if ever oscillating between not caring and caring enough I can’t deal with it....

Logic and sermons never convince,
The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul.
Walt Whitman

...for me, really, on a purely practical level, it’s ultimately about getting from point a to point b....no, not samsara to nirvana...not atman to brahman, either...not even self-loathing to self-acceptance...(nor flabby ass to buns of steel).....more getting myself out of bed in the morning to somehow finding my way restful sleep at night...and, for now, that may be about as poetic, spiritual, or philosophical as I’m likely to get...

6 comments:

Anahita said...

I just have to say that I am loving both the truth and irony expressed in these parenthesis:

(along with the pompous expressions of egolessness and meanspirited lectures on loving-kindness)

...and as for the rest of the post: amen. Yoga is indeed about openness + perhaps by consequence: honesty in the investigation (and consequently in the reporting / blogging if applicable)

Bob Weisenberg said...

That's plenty good enough for us grateful readers.

Lana Gramlich said...

Cool quote from Whitman--thanks for sharing!

LauraX said...

getting through each day with awareness, kindness to self and others and as much gratitude as one can muster is the essence of a life well lived (or at least a day) in my opinion...it really IS that simple. Point A to point B. (with a couple of side trips in between)

Ed Meers said...

I couldn't agree more!

Yogi Mat said...

The problem isnotasmuch the journey from point a to point b but point a and point b. Qn: "Which, nature or nurture, contributes more to personality?"
DH: "Which contributes more to the area of a rectangle, its length or its width? Which contributes more to our dis-ease, self or other-than-self? how casual oversimplification causes unnecessary difficulties