Saturday, September 12, 2009

Personal Answers


I don't think that someone else holds my answers for me. In this I know that I don't have answers for anybody else. But I also have experienced so much help from other people. We are experiencing this world together. The physical world, the emotional world, and the world of action are all shared. So when we hear other people, and share experiences the world becomes a better understood place. From a better understanding we can live better lives.

And as your "Yogic Muse" my self-appointed job is to tell you about my process. My reason for sharing in this way is that I don't believe that we are totally different. I think we share strong similarities! Our similarities are cloaked in different identities and experiences which can make things tricky. We all have different stories about what is going on, but when we listen to one another something magical happens. And I hope, even though I am talking about me (because I am the one I can talk about), that these words will serve as a helpful way to look at yourself--the one you call "I".

Also I invite agreement and disagreement. I'm learning as I go, too, so if you wish to share a response-comment either resonating with me or perhaps clashing and feeling that your viewpoint contrasts with mine--just know that I consider your words a blessing. I respect you. I respect me, also. So my response-comments or posts will likely reflect this.

3 comments:

YogaforCynics said...

I think you're totally wrong about this, Brooks...okay, actually, I don't, but it's not every day somebody actually invites me to disagree with her...

The line between individual experience and collective experience (or small-scale collective and large-scale collective, or universal) is always a tricky one to find...which might be because it's constantly moving, dissolving reforming.... For instance, I have no idea if what I'm describing here corresponds to other people's experiences or even makes any sense to anybody but me...if not, maybe it'll at least be funny...

Brooks Hall said...

Hey Dr. Jay of YogaforCynics!
This is almost a perfectly cynical response! "I have no idea if...makes any sense to anybody but me..." says it!

Cynics need to laugh! And I imagine that you do!

Bob Weisenberg said...

Well put, Brooks. Your blog certainly describes why I like being here reading and commenting all the time.

Bob Weisenberg
http://yogademystified.com