Sunday, May 27, 2007
IT'S NOT MEME, IT'S YOU
Even worse than not being chosen to participate in the meme game is having every single person on your tag-list refuse to play.
It's kind of like having a student walk out in the middle of their practice.
These things should not be taken personally.
A cognitive therapist might say the person is too busy or not feeling well.
Dharma might say they're working through old karma -- perhaps one did something bad to this person in a past life, or vice-versa -- and it has nothing to do with being. here. now.
Yeah, that's it.
That said, Friday's kirtan and yesterday's Nada Yoga (yoga of sound) workshop with Bhagavan Das were AMAZING. During a particularly intense Kali chant yesterday there was a huge clap of thunder, followed by laughter. It was the only thunderclap all afternoon....
When we worked on the heart chakra (you start at the bottom and work your way up), things started to melt like they hadn't since teacher training in February.
The floodgates were open, and watching the terrific Hindi movie hit Rang De Basanti later on unleashed a torrent of tears. A torrent.
The film explores the idea of patriotism and links the revolutionary activities of Bhagat Singh and his cronies to modern-day citizens who fight government corruption -- and has ZERO SCHMALTZ. If you see one Bollywood movie in this lifetime, make it RDB.
The music was composed by Bollywood wunderkind AR Rahman -- who also sings on the hit "Rubabroo". He'll perform his first Chicago concert EVER -- complete with some 70 musicians, dancers, etc -- at the Sears Center on June 9. I can't wait.
At the same time, I'm content to be. here. now.