Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis

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120 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Burt's Bees, for shame. · 0 replies · +2 points

Local beekeepers are pretty good about that, or better I think. We did an article on the subject—remember too that supporting responsible bee keeping (as opposed to trucking them around and killing them slowly):

Can you be a vegan beekeeper? http://www.bit.ly/ImkkEg

120 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - How to Comment like a ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Fuck is holy. Both Allen Ginsberg and Osho would agree: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2010/10/osho-fck-t...

What's not holy is aggression. Aggression can come through safe language (see Brave New World) just as easily than it can come through frank language.

That said, mindfulness of speech is vital, you're right: http://www.elephantjournal.com/2009/03/mindful-sp...

120 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - How to Comment like a ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Sorry, no. I don't do this to others. I take great pains, when I disagree, not to attack the person offering a different point of view. And I never do so anonymously.

120 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - How to Comment like a ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Don't send them anything. Have a friend do so. In my (albeit fortunately limited experience) with trolls online, boredom is the only way to get them to go away. As my Buddhist mentor says, and he's a professional therapist, "when dealing with crazy, kindness and anger are both ineffectual. The only way to win is to offer boredom, ie, nothing."

120 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - How to Comment like a ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Of course I actually get hurt—I'm human, not...Cylon.

That said, the above was offered entirely in the spirit of fun—of sarcasm—we're not a site devoted to too long eyes-closed hugging and astrological crystal-blessed candlelit affirmations. ~ Waylon

120 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - How to Comment like a ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Amen! Wish we could mandate this with our current comment system.

120 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - How to Comment like a ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I wrote it, as it says at the bottom. In my experience, and the experience of my friends (who are professional, frequent users of the term "douchebag," it's a term applied almost uniformly to would-be cool, selfish, tacky men. ~ Waylon.

120 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - One of the best videos... · 0 replies · +2 points

Amen. Many of my good friends, growing up, were well-off and have done amazing things with their life. As you say, it's all about appreciation. On the other hand, I know many trustafarians who drift...who don't have the direction or motivation that rent and reality can force upon would-be wayward youth (like yours truly). ~ Waylon

120 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - One of the best videos... · 0 replies · +1 points

Amen! The editor of the video is not Henry Rollins: we could list many amazing amazing women who follow their bliss in service of the greater good. Who comes to mind, for you? Let's list a few! I'd say off the top of my head

Ann Cooper
Alice Waters
Eleanor Roosevelt
Jane Goodall
Esperanza Spalding
Beryl Markum
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Vanessa Redgrave
Nina Simone
Gloria Steinem
(this would be endless)

120 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - I love you, Mom. {the ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Sorry to hear that. Many of my best friends were raised by strong single mommas. It's my hope to be a good daddy, when my turn comes. ~ W.