Learn from thy enemy

Learn from thy enemy

Part of maturity is being able to see that which is beautiful and true, even in that which you despise, and even in that which has hurt you. As my mate Ken says, “nobody is smart enough to be totally wrong”. Having had some vicious and ironically unjust attacks from...
Trauma bullshit

Trauma bullshit

Dealing with the low level but incessant agitation of Ukraine for even a few days has reminded me of this: Traumatised people and countries can be a real pain in the arse. Ukraine, I love you, but like me and half of the world, you’re disconnected, sick and often act...
The pain of reconnection

The pain of reconnection

With so many benefits to reconnecting with ourselves (embodiment), others (relating) and the planet, one may ask why are we so consistently disconnected? One answer is trauma, of course. Another is that it’s a fucking conspiracy in how the world is set up. Or here’s...
All one body

All one body

This year I’ve been taking seriously a rather wild understanding: that the individual body contains everything and all of us. Everything, and all of us. This is actually a pretty traditional, mystical/tantric notion: microcosm of the macrocosm; as above, so below;...
Movement-phobic culture

Movement-phobic culture

We live in a movement-phobic society. Culturally, we’re shackled and straight-jacketed. Don’t think so? Try practising yoga at an airport, doing pull-ups on a train or start dancing in the street. I’ve been mocked, threatened, questioned by police and even told I...

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