The Rich Vegetarian

An Examined Life

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Author: Lakshmi (page 1 of 260)

The Weightiness of Paper

Paper is light and heavy.

As it flutters at a mere glance, yet weighed down by the HEAVY thoughts that are borne aloft Morning Pages each day,
It shreds in seconds, no heft or substance to it.

But it holds volumes of thought, fresh off the bed, sleepy-eyed and all in a mess or tangle,
Struggling to make sense, and the effort is a bit much.

So I let it all out on the light paper, transparent and flimsy,
No pretense or excuse of any kind.
Endlessly unraveling the morning memories and sighs and imaginings,
Holding them all in, letting them all out.

Only the shredder knows the truth.

A Tanglesome Approach

The approach to you is rather tanglesome —
A thin cotton quilt, two thick, woolen blankets, a plump comforter, you.

It’s all layered nice and neat as the lights go out
And thereafter a little unrest ensues.

As the layers meld, then separate, splitting apart
Splitting us apart.

I reach out through the gaps, clasping and grasping at your bony elbow
You are better at this — because your arm makes it through.

It is far warmer nestling in the crook of an elbow.

VIDEO: SING

Pardon the sun on my face (I am unshowered, hair uncombed, hence resorting to camouflage) but I am here to tell you… If you like to SING, go ahead and SING. Post a singing video/audio on social media. It does not matter if you are a good/bad/lousy/average singer. There are billions of us on this planet, and we can all SING.

VIDEO: Becoming an Instructor

I created the video below as part of the Instagram takeover of abcdyogi.

Being an instructor of yoga, meditation, spiritual knowledge, etc. is an interesting experience. Here is my story. How it began, how I lived the instructor role, and how it changed.