An interesting perspective. I think it's very close to the spirit which philosophy - if any - works for each one of us. Amorality works for this writer and sharing his views is satisfying to him. But I wouldn't begrudge someone else their morality, religion, or agnosticism. What resonates for us, works for us, I think, is for each one of us to decide.
To me this is quintessential Readup material. I have been thinking about where I’ll fit in in this future world that is here now. I hadn’t realized everyone else might be too. Readup takes me out of my own head. Pulls the lens back.
Lovely. Reminds me of the film My Octopus Teacher. My son and I love to sit on a big flat rock in the Ramble in Central Park and talk to birds. If you are in NYC and love birds, get lost in the Ramble sometime.
I like Olivia’s music a lot - what I got from this piece is an empathic view of girls today by an excellent writer. Sour rocks, but there’s pain behind the music, tender love, sharp wit; all the notebook doodles that show so much more going on in the minds and hearts of girls than the heart shapes floating over their lowercase i’s.
Great article. Fear is such a powerful force. I don’t have particular fear about the virus but I worry about my distracted kid crossing Third Avenue, about a bus smashing into outdoor dining. There are places I see extreme danger where other people don’t. So if vaxxed people still want to wear a face shield I feel them. And people who are hesitant about vaccines hopefully feel more secure now that so many folks have had it. But I agree with this article that their neuroses in this instance can harm others, especially children who desperately need a return to life. My son’s progressive school just went back full time this week. It was costly to families trying to work and to kids who became anxious and even agoraphobic.
I am a serial volunteer. My best advice for not spending time on things you don't like is to watch out or what you volunteer for. Be choosy. You'll really enjoy the satisfaction of lending a hand when the unpaid work brings you joy.
I think for many people once they try these modalities and they work for them, they move past any “stages” and into acceptance. These practices spread because they work for people. I remember trying to convince my doctor that acupuncture helped me stay pregnant. He would not entertain it. Then a rival clinic started a study on its benefits. Then he got interested. Skeptics have their place. I prefer living as a curious optimist.
I loved this. I had a job interview yesterday and it felt like it was going nowhere, so I took over and wrapped it up myself. It felt good. The interviewer was surprised, but smiling. We both saved some time.
I like his focus on the whole person, not the drug. I wonder when he uses heroin, where it fits into his day, how long the effects last. Not everyone would have the luxury of being able to zone out for a long stretch of the day. Whose taking care of his kids? He says he meets his parenting obligations. I wonder how he does that.
There should be a warning to this article. I am slumped on my couch now. Disgusted by all the quarantine Legos I bought my son on Amazon to break the monotony and the 3/4 length althleisure pants I have in 5 colors. I have absolutely craved nothing and everything in the past 10 months.
I feel more open to ideas when walking. It's something I've noticed for a long time. I couldn,t take long walks for 6 months because of a foot injury and now that I can walk again I feel much better. I was a gym rat for years. I'm so much happier walking for my main exercise.
Great article for a marriage or any relationship. Friends need this too. And children. Being mindful, paying attention, staying in the moment with the other person. Even strangers. Everyone always has their head in a device. We are missing all kinds of opportunities for connection.
I think you have to experience Reiki for yourself and make your own judgment. For me, Reiki creates the most intense meditative state. I have had had elegant solutions to what felt like intractable problems come to me. I have also felt incredibly supported. I carry the fruits of Reiki afterwards. They seem to build on themselves. I'm a lawyer, trained to be a skeptic. Reiki exists on a different plane, a level of feeling. Imagine receiving a gift you didn't know you needed. For me, that's Reiki. We are giving, wanting, needing, supplying all the time. So rarely are we just receiving. In my experience, that's where the magic of Reiki lies.