Paul Dolinsky

Paul Dolinsky


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383 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - How to Be Your True Se... · 0 replies · +1 points

Right, Jacqueline, authenticity doesn't necessarily come by sharing personal details of one's life, but being present in the moment -- whether it is the task at hand or interacting with other people. Carlos Casteneda, in his famous series of Don Juan books, uses the words "impeccable" and "impeccability" to describe such actions. Martin Buber phrases it differently in his famous phrase, "all real living is meeting." So, if we can relax into the fullness of the moment (as you quote Osho), we fulfill the possibilities of that moment and our own authenticity, "without even trying." Nice article, concise and to the point.

389 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - F**k me, Ray Bradbury. · 0 replies · +2 points

Sexually expressive or not, the kids now, still have to find their way through the ups and downs of relationships, much as us older folks. Hopefully, they are less sexually frustrated. Viewing this on a first date, though, I don't know about that.

393 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - The Water’s On Fire. · 0 replies · +1 points

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Buddhist mindfulness releases the "thatness" of these judgments, psychological therapy would endeavor to unlock their "whatness" or why they occur with such intensity; bodywork could release the "how-ness," or how the attitude of judgment affects the person's whole mind-body-emotional continuum. I would say that ideally, a person should be sufficiently psychologically able to make such a choice "freely," i.e. without feeling they are acting contrary to their true intention or will. For each person to "get free" to choose, is both the starting point and the successful end of any therapy or psychological atttitude, I would say. It may also be part of the karma of why each of us is here, on this planet, in our particular life, at this time.

400 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Defeating Depression: ... · 0 replies · +2 points

I think this is a really clear statement about treating depression and the role of meditation in this.

I find that setting a regular time for meditation helps me to keep doing it -- things start to feel not quite right, if I skip the meditation, because my mind-body-spirit looks forward to it. Another suggestion, which works for me: if someone likes to do creative work, like writing, they might want to schedule some meditation time first, for this helps both to balance the person out, and also open them to influences from that which is beyond both the conscious mind and the unconscious mind, namely, the Self, Higher Self or Non-ego. Whatever we call it,and from whatever spiritual tradition one comes, this level of higher awareness, to which meditation opens the person, is beyond discrimination and duality, and hence, beyond discourse. I like the way that Teilhard de Chardin puts it, that we're not human beings who are acting in a spiritual way, but spiritual beings who have having a human experience. Bradly Keller also cites Teilhard in his books, which I recommend highly.