New Age Excuses
And I agree with you on the premise that if people find enlightenment through door number 1 and door number 2 then who am I to argue? If meditation AND Kalija dancing do it for someone then rock on.
I think it's just the buffet style spirituality that gets on my nerves. But that shows it's head in every religion.
Anywhoo--thanks for the honest reply.
'The time has come,' the Walrus said,
'To talk of many things:
Of shoes -- and ships -- and sealing wax --
Of cabbages -- and kings --
And why the sea is boiling hot --
And whether pigs have wings
quote:But i live in Seattle. We have more white kids with dreadlocks/vortex worshipers/high priestesses then a lot of places. Except for maybe Hawaii. Heee.
I also live is seattle and i have to say WORD! There is so much of that here it is crazy. I find this discussion interesting, thanks for posting it.
Kids use the word "cool" as a replacement for: "I like it but don't have the vocabulary or analytic ability to say why." New Age is kind of the adult equivalent of that. It's cool. It's also ultimately unrewarding in itself.
quote:Originally posted by Not the First Continental Op:
What the hell are you two doing in the Spiritual Traveler's forum? Isn't there a Uranus thread you should be tending to?
ETD: five years.
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Fact. Yoga is really good for your body.
Fact, Mediation is really good for your mind.
Fact, Books need prices on them in order to be manufactured.
Fact, stretching doesn't cost anything
Random thought: I'm not so sure there is anything innately special about crystals, but I do know that due to the rituals i have created around mine, they hold special significance for me...and i'm sure if i worked at it, I could make a lulu lemon track suit and yogamat hold some sort of significance for me as well....but i don't really want to.
For some reason, taking time for JUST yourself is considered selfish these days. It's selfish to go the spa. It's selfish to go out with friends when there are children at home. It is selfish to take an hour, you could spend cleaning the bathroom and just hum for a bit. Or selfish to call in sick to work and stay home all day messing around with a new boyfriend.
Hey, we all have needs! Any religion, spirituality, or belief system that tells you not to take care of yourself is deluded. I'm not saying that someone should capitulate to the urge to buy a $300 toilet brush or go out every night and leave their kids alone, but sometimes you need to go with your instincts. My sister just got married this week and there have been more dinners/happy hours/events than I would care for, but I went to most. I had to skip out on one because I needed a break. Is this selfish? Yup. I wanted some alone time with my boyfriend. It felt GOOD.
As for the yoga mats, videos, crystals, etc., I don't see anything wrong with someone selling those things. A sale of goods requires a seller and buyer. If a buyer chooses to meet some of their needs("evolved" or not) by purchasing a sellers goods, it has value to that person. Where people get confused is the WHY do I want/need this thing. People need to figure it out on their own and it has nothing to do with what the item is "spiritual" or not.
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