The “more-than-human world” may have signified the animals, plants, fungi, and lichens when it first came into use, but it reaches far beyond that into the soil, the rock, the heat at the core of the planet and the cold vastness of space, to the quantum and quark.
It takes a huge amount of effort, and it is a practice. It takes the kind of effort that a bird, lifting from water, must make, all its energy focused on lifting into the air.
Yoga focuses on how to live, as does my post-doctoral research. The key is compassionate attunement. All change begins with attitude, and all attitude begins with attitude to the self. Dan Dennett, a brilliant philosopher and a fearless defendant of humane atheism, contends that we atheists must reclaim the notion of spirit as it’s understoodContinue reading “Attitude is spirit”
Anna asked what I wanted to achieve on Linkedin. My reply came to me as I was dreaming. I find, increasingly, that setting yourself a question or a problem or issue to consider during sleep is a fantastic way to put your subconscious to work.
I think this is what sages have been talking about for generations. Thich Nhat Hahn has said this time and again.Jesus of course could be said to have said this: I am The Way. But the I that he referred to is itself The Way. It is love, compassion, and the cooperation of all things with each other that we have the possibility of becoming one with.
we’re utterly dependent upon how we see for how we respond. Where we see ourselves as boundaried, and see those boundaries as under threat, we react to protect just ourselves.
During the course, we will consider free will, practice realisation and the attitude that emerges as a result of an attunement to cooperation, and compassion. Thus we practice Yoga not just on the mat but as The Way, in the Daoist sense, of doing and being what love does and is.
Accept that we are neither devils nor gods. We are evolved beings, part of the struggle, and if we recognise our interdependency we just might contribute instead of collapsing.