Thursday, April 4, 2013

Notes From a Cold Spring...or, I Have Heard What the Talkers Were Talking: Silent Retreat, Yoga Blog Version


If we become too serious we will lose our way.
Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind

...John Lennon sang I don’t believe in yoga, and, as I believe I’ve said before, I don’t believe in it, either...I practice it...make an inquiry into it...no beliefs involved...

...and I’ve been doing a lot of that, of late...really...you can ask the local Philly yoga teachers....even if my half moon continues to suck...

...as well as returning to a daily meditation practice....

...but I don’t have much to write about it...so haven’t been...in case anybody's noticed...

...and am increasingly irritated by what other people write...so haven’t been reading much...at least, not about yoga...and don’t really get the impression I’ve been missing much...though people sure do keep writing...

I have heard what the talkers were talking...
Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

...with all the incessant pontificating, marketing, and arguing going on, been thinking it might be a good idea if all the writers and talkers...from revered gurus to marketers of yoga pants to snarky yoga bloggers...continued to practice...if practice they do...and, really, it's fine if they don't...but tried checking the impulse to jabber on and argue about it...

...a lengthy collective silent retreat...

...starting with me...

...just an idea...

...namasmotherfuckin'te, folks...

6 comments:

Grace said...

It's a little late in the day for my first laugh - but you provided it......"namasmotherfuckin'te, folks... " Too funny!

Meredith LeBlanc said...

I'm not commenting in silent agreement...

the walking man said...

.namasmotherfuckin'te


afuckingmen

DaisyDeadhead said...

What Meredith (didn't) say.

Ed T. said...

Hey Dr. Jay, I've noticed! I read your writings! Write more! Please! I'm always looking for a good mentor.

Sarclover said...

Your writing made me LAUGH... Hahahahaha.