1. Hollywood’s up to its same old antics and also you gotta pay $1 more for movies
Movie hopping is an old favorite past time of mine. I’ve spent the better part of two decades perfecting the art. I used to love going to the movies but nowadays not so much. There are only so many times I can watch the same stories get told by the same people over and over again before my intellect cannot fathom the empty mental calories. Also, sup with the avoidance representing brown/black people in positive roles? I saw SIX movies on Saturday and I can count on one hand how many brown people were reflected in a positive manner. Most of those roles were in one movie (The Internship). So yeah, going out to see 2-4 movies per week has gone down to 2-4 movies per season.
2. Who is this “I” that I speak of?
I was minding my business yesterday, contemplating awareness and such, when I got stuck at the same door once again. “Who is this ‘I’ that keeps saying it is aware?” Just haven’t been able to feel into that answer.
But then later on in the day I came across this blog post, in which he says: “If there is no lasting reality in the objective world, and “I” am a part of that unreality, that illusion, then who’s hanging around asking these questions? I’m not the body, not the mind, not the “I”…who or what knows this?!”
That was a very nice key to my door.
I will take this time now to thank everyone who blogs beautiful and thoughtful things. Every time I scroll through my Reader I find a new insight, a new point of view, or a new way of thinking, that provokes and brings me back to myself. So this bow is for you:
3. Avatar Yoga
Was doing some random thinking and the mind landed on this:
Jesus was an avatar and master of Bhakti Yoga
Krishna was an avatar and master of Jnana Yoga
Buddha was an avatar and master of Raja Yoga
…since these are the three avatar dudes I mostly reference, it is not surprising that I could not think of a fourth (well known) avatar dude to slide into the Karma Yoga slot…I thought it would be a good homework assignment for all of us…Who do you think fits the bill?