Sunday, April 6, 2008

Halfway

I am officially half way through my stay here in South Korea. It has not been the easiest of trips up to this point. It has been only one of a very few number of trips that I organized with no manager or promoter of any kind other then myself and my friends. I have an amazing amount of respect and admiration to those people who do this in a larger scale then I do on a more regular basis. The traveling teachers of the world must work hard to continue the propulsion of not just the teachings but of the physical and non physical bodies, their own and the "students." Today was by far one of the highlights of my trip here in Korea. I taught a workshop entitled Jivamukti Yoga: Living Liberated. The class was just about sold out and the students were ready willing and able. It is a treat when you greet such a class that is open to the concept of Liberation, willing to explore the idea through contemplation of the effects of their actions, and open enough to explore their bodies and minds in search for who they truly are and have always been. Many people are excited at the prospect of what they came become good at, what they can add to their repertoire instead we focused today on trying to find out what we already are and what a liberating concept that truly is. I was able to have dinner with some of the students afterwards and talk about their experiences which in turn taught me even more then I could have even hoped to have conveyed to them. Later in the evening I watched the movie Zeitgeist. If you have not seen it I implore, beg, pray that you will watch it. www.zeitgeistmovie.com. It starts a bit slow but if you can give it at least 20 minutes of your undivided attention I assure you that you will be at least intrigued. We are ingenious at creating ways to divide, separate and section ourselves off from other beings human and non. We are perhaps more disconnected from nature and each other now then at any other point in our lives. This inability to recognize our interdependence on a large scale leaves us open to manipulation from our insecurities, our unhealthy habits and warped sense of self determination. I give thanks to all those who work towards bringing joy through unity. It is our ability to bring joy into the lives of others that brings us the longest lasting happiness as it creates happiness around us, we are supported when we lift up others and we are more safe when we provide for others. This does not meant that we hold hands, sit in a circle and chant and hug and give each other massages. In fact the opposite it means we must get over our small self's and start connecting with all things manifest, not just our computers, or our yoga buddies or our long time friends although it is a good place to start. We must be a voice that is heard, a voice in unison a voice speaking for liberation from our self imposed societal bonds, the unnecessary suffering of countless beings in all forms around the world. Its easier said then done. Their is no one size fits all solution but we can all agree on one thing and that is we can all do a little better and a little more and if we did it would make a huge difference.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Your questions comments and concerns is why I have created this digital space so please feel free to post anything from events people can attend, to links to other forums. A few place to check for ways to begin the journey are listed below.

www.zeitgeistmovie.com
www.viropop.com
www.peta.org
www.seashepherd.org

1 comment:

Casey said...

On your marks....Get set....Stop! We are That...

Nice words sweet brother, consciousness is reaching it's peak, all shall be revealed soon: Age of Aquarius...

Relative Time slipping away...
"Time keeps on slipp'in slipp'in.."
..into the NOW.