Thank you to my friend Lahdan for tipping me off to this David Foster Wallace commencement speech! Wow. Just wow.
I admit to being biased and slightly obsessed with Seane Corn, but this is a GREAT interview! Give it a listen.
I think I forgot, at least in moments this week, that my job is not really to construct a perfect discharge plan, check every task off my to-do list or ask a magically compelling breakthrough-moment question. Which is why I felt, at least in moments, frustrated and powerless. Thanks, Seane Corn, for the reminder that the most we can do, and truly the very best thing that we can do, is to show up from love and commit to that love.
I cannot believe I'm going to be learning and practicing Chakra Yoga with this amazing woman one month from now at Wake Up Festival!
On first glance, this is a journey pretty far off the yoga mat--off the mat and into an Esperanza Spalding jam about gitmo. But if you look again, it's actually a sensory demonstration of the third chakra, manipura, at work. Somewhere in the sweet spot between shrinking and overbearing, Esperanza lands on assertiveness and makes a point so catchy you'll have absolutely no luck getting it out of your head. Go ahead and try. I assume the only successful antidote would be making a call to a senator or member of congress... Plus, girl's got some guns. She's gotta be doing her fair share of chaturanga-ing...
This is pure manipura: where fire turns to flow and creativity catches like wildfire, and all of a sudden Ani Difranco and Stevie Wonder are holding up signs in your music video. Suddenly one voice spreading a necessary message is amplified into a choir!
A little bit about the inspiration for and making of the video:
What does your Manipura look like? Or what would it look like with some fuel and some space to ignite...?
I've been meaning to watch this Jim Carrey commencement speech since Melissa mentioned it in class a couple weeks ago. Glad I finally got around to it. Eightish minutes well spent!
Eighty-six phenomenal years. Timeless phenomenal legacy.
Thanks to Jeff Jackson (previously mentioned muffin-crying impetus) for bringing this Lao Tzu gem to our team meeting one morning last year.
Oh this is so cool! What an inspiring story! Check out the whole Urban Yogis series on the Chopra Well YouTube channel.
Hi! My name's Jenny. I'm a clinical social worker, newbie mountain biker, novice yogi, wanderer, wonderer, seeker. I turned thirty this year and my best friend got cancer. Life is unpredictable, it changes every day, and every moment truly is a gift. I want to practice gratitude by being as fearless and fully alive as I possibly can.