A Meditative Self Experiment

As part of my Yoga Teacher Training, I was recently tasked with an assignment on Mindfulness.  The assignment was to write a short journal on the effects of two weeks of mindfulness meditation practice.  I do have a fairly regular meditation practice - most days, if not every day, as well as a regular yoga practice.

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Why The Hell Am I Doing This?

I’ve been having a bit of a crisis of faith recently (and always) - wondering what the hell am I doing - why am I trying to change my life so drastically with this yoga and meditation teaching palava?

The Last Few Months (Or Why I Haven’t Posted For a While)

As the title suggests, it’s been a while, and so much has happened - here is a short summary.

The Radiance Sutras

I recently discovered The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roache. It is a rendition of the classic Vijñāna Bhairava text that has been handed down from the Kashmir nondual tradition.

Techgnosis!

I recently joined a book group, discussing the book TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information by Erik Davis, and though I’m not finished yet, I thought I might jot down a few notes why I love this book so much.

Happy Stomachiversary!

It’s one year ago today that I had my total gastrectomy.  It’s my stomachiversary, or nostomachiversary, depending on what you want to call it.  Oh how things have changed!

On Death - Pt 1

I will always remember the first time I came face to face with my own mortality.  Jo and I had trekked to the bland suburb of Box Hill to get the results of my pre-surgery C/T scan.  The surgeon could barely look me in the eye as he told me the scan had detected a growth in my lung, and my cancer was now inoperable.  I asked if there was any way we could check the results.