Ok, the video is called I’m Gay and it’s a coming out video by an amazing 1/4 of the Try Guys, Eugene Lee Yang (Asians – represent!). But for me the message behind it is about being yourself. Unapologetically. Be who you are and let others be. Ram.
PS: I love his jade outfit in the end! And Odesza’s tune!!
I’ve been reading about energy work and kundalini and stumbled upon this meditation. It is not for faint hearted as it requires sitting straight for an hour. It took me a couple of days to actually last for an hour, I usually meditate for 20min max. But once I got the logistics right, the experience was amazing. Oh, and the photo is from around where I live.
This quote sums up my life at the moment 🙂 Uncertainty, here I come! Open the void… This week is the last week at my job, a start of my mini retirement and several personal projects 🙂
In Netflix’s documentary on Ram Dass a young devotee is performing a Sita Ram song in Ram Dass’s house. The performance is so beautiful that I returned to it and replayed it many times after I watched the documentary. Now thanks to the Internet knowledge hub that is Reddit (this thread specifically) I know that this guy’s name is Mu (or Evan Bushnell) and his beautiful rendition can be streamed and enjoyed here:
As I listen a lotus of love is opening in my heart while tears stream down my face… So, so beautiful. Namaste.
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I remember going to the shaman because although I had a good life on the face of it, it was bleak as if something was missing. And she told me that I stopped feeling joy.
She told me that to find joy one can not overthink it (my overactive mind was already formulating a ‘joy search plan’), set goals or take it too seriously, in fact the key to finding it is to chill. At the time I didn’t fully understand what she meant but I started doing more of the stuff I enjoyed, ‘soul food’, which helped.
Learning more about the buddhist view taught me where and how to find joy. It’s right here. We don’t need to chase it or collect the experiences. We just have to quieten down enough to see it. Below is my answer on Quora.
Purpose is not about ‘what should I do’ but rather ‘who am I and how can I act in a manner that is true to myself?’
We are fulfilling our soul’s purpose just by being here and being who we are.
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