“Fright is something one can never get over. When a warrior is caught in such a tight spot he would simply turn his back to the ally without thinking twice. A warrior cannot indulge thus he cannot die of fright. A warrior allows the ally to come only when he is good and ready. When he is strong enough to grapple with the ally he opens up his gap and lurches out, grabs the ally, keeps him pinned down and maintains his stare on him for exactly the time he has to, then he moves his eyes away and releases the ally and lets him go. A warrior, my little friend, is the master at all times.”
Carlos Castaneda

A Separate Reality

Sweet Clarity

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SweetClarity is a phrase coined by Shahar & myself early in our collaboration.

Shahar is a performer of improvised/spontaneous art. His work and teaching is rooted in body work. When I first experienced Shahar I experienced relief. I was relived because for the first time (and many since) I was moved and touched by art. Until then my experience of art had been a mediocre one. I could identify a certain degree of esthetics and skill in art (of all kinds) but I was never moved. this led me to believe that I was ignorant – and therefor uncapable of appreciating art. With Shahar I was (and still am) clearly moved. Moved in such a way that I did not have and was not interested in describing my experience in words.

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What is Yoga? (part 1 of … as many as it takes)

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Yoga is a collection of teachings that claim to offer some understanding of the nature of mind. IT does not offer any clear conclusions – instead it suggests some inspiring models that are best assimilated through experience – the practice of Yoga.

Before I go on let me re-iterate one important detail abotu which Yoga is very clear – it speaks about the MIND not about the body!

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Action vs. Thought

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Just as I was about to start writing this, my first post here and ever, I realized that the title I chose echoed from my Yoga teachings – Karma Yoga vs. Jnana Yoga. The path of action vs. the path of knowledge (and before you go for what my seem like the obvious choice… hang on). I find this to be an irony since I have been put-off by the philosophical aspect of my yoga training. Yet, here I am at this new starting point – this new Karma/Action, referencing Jnana/Knowledge. It almost pulls the rug out from under my feet… but then again….

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