Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want…
December 17, 2018
James and Erin: To shore up our resources for the upcoming holiday season and take a break from the consumer frenzy it can bring, we’ll take a look inside to see if what we truly desire has been there all along.
Steph: What does freedom sound like? What does it feel like? When my 4 month old baby farts with zero concern for those around her, it sure looks like it feels sweet. Imagine being able to truly let go that freely, and enjoy sound, sensation, and the relief that follows, with none of the embarrassment? That’s rock’n’roll my friends. In part 1 we’ll explore the intersection of sound and bodily sensation in stillness.
Erin: From The Beatles taking us Across the Universe to the Beastie Boys going Intergalactic, rock’n’roll has long been fascinated with all things outer space. Following in those gravity defying footsteps, we’re going to explore our own experiences of spaciousness in tonight’s meditation sit.
Avi: Worship has a bad ring to it these days. We think of cults or old-time religion. But at its heart, worship is simply a way to reinforce our dedication and humility in the face of something that we find worthy of our ultimate allegiance. The ideal(s) we worship may or may not be religious or supernatural. We can worship family, or justice, or science, or sci-fi fandom. In the meditation, we’ll explore what it means to bring an worshipful attitude to our practice, exploring how this attitude can shift our inner landscape.
Erin: I’ve never been much for higher powers, but I’m hopelessly devoted to humanity in all its complicated glory. So in today’s meditation, we’ll once again focus on the weirdness of being human, feeling all our feels and finding meditative strategies for safe refuge in times of emotional overwhelm.