liminal_luke

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  1. Howdy from Yoda!

    OMG -- can´t believe you´re here again Yoda. Welcome back!
  2. Where is Jeff? I would like to contact him

    Teflon, actually. I tried hugging Jeff for awhile. About a year later tried again with somebody else from the group. For me, the practice just didn´t stick.
  3. Forum member "spotless". Missing messages.

    Dwai -- This comment surprises me so I wonder if you´d be willing to expand on what you mean? As a former massage therapist, I´m a pretty body-oriented guy (though woefully unathletic). I believe that much of what is currently a little cuckoo with the world today stems from alienation from our bodies and that bodily awareness is the way through. Seems to me that the tendency to divide the world into "body" and "mind" and "spirit" as if these are truly separate categories is misguided. Some people talk about a body/mind connection. I´d go further and say that they are not only connected, they were never separated in the first place. Basically body is mind is spirit. The emphasis is different perhaps but go deeply enough into any area and the others come along. That´s why I don´t look down on body oriented practices as unspiritual: they may not talk a spiritual games but they´ll get there. Also, psychotherapy that focuses primarily on talk often flounders when bodily sensation is neglected. Perhaps by "cult of the body" you mean practices that are aimed at molding the body for aesthetic aims? I don´t think there´s anything wrong with that either, per se, though I can understand how yoga purists might balk.
  4. It´s my position that a person can accept the world just as it is without sitting on a log and falling into a quiescent stupor. Now if only I could convince Waterdrop of this fact. Clearly I have lots of work to do if my goal is acceptance because I am not a bit accepting of Waterdrop´s stubborn pseudo-logical intransigence. Why doesn´t he see? Waterdrop has appeared in my virtual world, like an mischieviously errant angel, to show me how judgmental I am, how strongly I cling to the idea that people should be and think the way I want them to be and think. Darn you, Waterdrop.
  5. Barefoot in training and daily life ... or shoes ?

    You should always wear socks but they must be dirty and with holes -- to be in touch with the energy of the earth.
  6. I don´t have much experience acting without ego (OK, any) but I´ll hazard a theory about such action anyway: the less active the decision maker, the better the decision.
  7. I can´t figure it out either, Waterdrop. All I can tell you is that the happy people here on the board, the people who´ve made a lot of progress with their spiritual lives from meditation -- progress is arguably the wrong word but whatever -- those people do plenty.
  8. Logically, it makes sense that contented people wouldn´t do much, but if you look around you´ll see that´s not the case. Happy people everywhere are busy baking cakes and building houses and making scientific discoveries. It´s the depressed ones that are in bed sleeping.
  9. Post-Industrial, post-crash, Taoist village.

    Sign me up!
  10. Training your dragon

    It´s tough making positive dietary choices in the midst of a pandemic but who wants worms? I´m in the very beginning stages of a deworming regimen now.
  11. Does flying phoenix chi kung really work?

    People naturally want to do something that gets results. If you´re not feeling satisfied with the results you´re getting, then by all means try something else. I´d hesitate, however, to make the categorical statement that practice X is no good. Such a pronouncement assumes that you have the sensitivity and awareness to recognize what´s going on or not going on in your body -- and few of us do to any great extent. Often great practices work invisibly. Or else they work very visibly at first and then go through phases of seeming invisibility before the benefits emerge once again. It´s like a train moving through a tunnel: when the train enters the tunnel you can no longer see it from above but it´s still moving.
  12. About Nazism, sheep and the virus propaganda

    It´s really sad to me when people say this virus kills just the old and the already sick and therefore we shouldn´t worry so much, as if having lived for some years or already having some illness makes a person´s life less valuable.
  13. People could tell you what they think your upper jaw tension relates to, but I think you´d be better off doing your own self exploration. As you focus on releasing tension in the area, however you do that, what comes up for you? The answers you get for yourself will be more meaningful and more accurate than anything anybody could tell you here.