Sometimes in my spiritual, “enlightened” community, I feel like I must fight for the right to feel my shitty feelings.
Yes, the yoga world has its own taboos, among them expressing dark, unloving thoughts or displaying ignoble, selfish behavior. There really is only one problem that: we’re all human and we do these things. Expecting or pretending otherwise is a recipe for hypocrisy.
Actually, I believe acknowledging the shit and hell makes me more authentic and, therefore, amplifies my spirit. That’s just how I am. The depth of anguish I feel is of equal proportion to the height of joy. I do not have to declare the worst experience of my life to be “okay” in order to be okay myself. I’d rather just skip all the judgment and get on with being okay or not, moment to moment. I already struggle with an internal battle to validate myself. To then face censure from so-called healers who won’t tolerate expressions of pain or anger…well, I just find that absurd…READ MORE