yoga pirate…

{November 15, 2009}   healthy in a sick society…


Krishnamurti said, “it is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”

the “chinese” curse goes, “may you live in interesting times.”  and we certainly seem  to be.  global warming, pandemics, wars, ethinic cleansings,  famine, and an internet to bring it to our doorstep anytime we want to “connect.”

the aikya website has this to say:  “In the pursuit of material goals the body and the mind are constantly overworked, diminishing their natural efficiency to perform. Modern lifestyle, daily routines, food choices, work ethics and even so-called entertainment, such as disco dancing, make even relaxation a difficult proposition. So much so that even while trying to rest, we waste a lot of physical and mental energy through consumption of heavy foods, intoxicants and unnecessary worry. To make things worse the constant readiness required in the current work style with twenty four hours connectivity required on the phone and internet only ensure that all the time we are living a “fight or flight” mode.”

we must all feel exhausted. stress causes such profound dis-ease in body and mind.  it’s so easy to reach for a beer or another hour on facebook or whatever distraction feels like relaxation.  i know i get lazy and instead of getting on my mat i might shop on the internet for a new dress (it came yesterday and it is a beautiful teal organic cotton one). while i do feel pretty wearing it, come to find out yet again, that it does not get me in touch with my breath nor does it work out the kinks in my shoulders.  so i take it off and put on my yoga clothes and truly relax.

Krishnamurti’s words remind me that a diseased mind cannot think its way out of its own disease.  i must get out of this monkey mind and let the power of breathing and silence and movement be the remedy for healing my little cell of this collective body of ours.


crazybusymomma says:

Love, the new blog….very peaceful and enlightened!

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