some thoughts on freedom

In the spirit of progress and a dreamy, glutinous way of life, which has always been propaganda for pooling wealth for a smaller group of people, we’ve neglected the importance of solitude and small, focused, egalitarian, and cooperative communal life. As a result, no one is free. Some, a smaller group of people, are freer, but only artificially, and so long as capitalism can keep itself going. Even those with the highest net worth won’t be able to out-run the climate disaster taking place. We’ll have sacrificed human lives, species, coastal waters, river banks for something completely fake – dollar bills and account balances...

relax your neck

Trauma, especially repeated trauma, continuously sabotages our ability to have embodied experiences. Breathing gets us present in our bodies. It’s like being tethered when the wind picks up, versus not. Being connected to our bodies can also feel terribly frightening. Yoga has helped me with that, too. This body I’m in has shaped my human experiences, but it is not who I really am...