Posts tagged self love
Part III: Perfect Equanimity

What is 'perfect equanimity'? Why can I still hear it? Is it because I was brainwashed for 10 days? Possibly. There’s nothing like being brainwashed for world peace. But ultimately, I don’t think it’s brainwashing. Sure, you are isolated for the rest of the world, encouraged not to speak to others or consume any other information other than your host for 120 continuous hours, but ultimately, when you hear something and experience something to be true, it sticks. So, ‘perfect equanimity’ sticks - but why?

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Part II: The Monkey Mind & More BS

It is incredible what the mind will resurrect when it is totally and completely free of distraction. Well, most distractions. ‘Vipassana Camp’ (it’s like ‘band camp’ for spiritual folk), is sex-segregated with women on one side of the property grounds, and men on the other. Clearly this separation does very little to mitigate distractions of the queer-identified and curious individuals who sign on to this particular brand of zen torture. I’m fairly certain I fell in love with the back of someone’s head, and a pair of hands dishing out Mung Bean Curry...

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Being 'IRL'

I have been dating IRL (In Real Life) for the better part of 2 full years now. Inconceivable! I have not swiped right for genuine human connection, doing it the way our mamas and papas (but I suppose more like papas) used to do it back in the day: cruising for chicks in meditation circles, summer camps, open bars, and getting down on the d-floor.

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