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Did you know a certain kind of conversation can help accelerate your dreams and growth-cycles? They can. Certain kinds.
We are wired with a longing to be witnessed. Children say, "Mom, look at me!" We post on social media and say, "Friends/colleagues, look at me!" And there is an actual correlation between virtual "Likes," and released feel-good neurohormones, like oxytocin. Social media and neuroscience has provided a lot of data about this human craving we have to be seen and affirmed.
But our innermost part requires something more than screen-deep. Some souls do, anyway. Are you one? If so, with a trusted listener, try the following three steps to move anything forward:
Confession IS good for the soul. Not necessarily in a religious way, but in a human way. Confession, at its root, is acknowledgment. And in a culture that is so repressed, guarded and inhibited, most of us have been DIScouraged from acknowledging our strong feelings, and our true dreams. This is unhealthy, and it causes real suffering on many levels. Passions are to be expressed, not sanitized and silenced. Do you need a witness? I am here for you. BOOK A DISCRETE, COMPASSIONATE, LAVISH LISTENING SESSION WITH ME.
Cannabis + Flow
I wrote an article that was recently published at medicaljane.com. It's titled, "Flow: A (Desirable) Side Effect of Medical Marijuana."
What are your thoughts... about the article... about lavish listening... about whatever else that feels important to you? I'd love to know. Stay tuned for updates on Sativa Yoga™.
* random acts of explosive violence will we mourn?
* species will we drive to extinction?
* ecosystems will we devastate?
* personal dreams will we abort or deny?
* human rites of passage will we commodify beyond recognition or usefulness?
* years will we, as a nation, continue to lead the world in trash + prisons?
* surface-skimming cursory conversations of zero consequence will we tolerate?
* of our heartfelt stories will we leave untold?
If this message feels true to you, would you PLEASE SHARE IT WITH OTHERS? Thank you!
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾