The Collective I

It has been an exciting week finding the extensive work of James Pennebaker, psychology professor at The University of Texas Austin and author of the book The Secret Life of Pronouns. According to Pennebaker, our use of function words, and especially pronouns, are useful indicators of mental health and other aspects of behavior. Language Yoga…

Backstory to Mantra Formation – Savitri

I recently attended the Sri Aurobindo / Savitri yoga immersion. Savitri is a poem written in English by Sri Aurobindo and he says that the poem is all a mantra, meaning the ways the sounds are aligned in the arrangements of words are meant to strike a resonant chord of enlightenment with both the reader…

Hollande Vows to ‘Destroy’ IS.

Okay, this is so obvious its not even funny. By vowing to destroy IS, Hollande is revealing that he is really vowing to destroy himself. I get it, Hollande, deep down I know that I am totally dependent on the fossil fuels and have been manipulating and murdering other people with my mindlessly aggressive and greedy behavior my whole life just like…

Pyramid Paradigm

The rich burgundy walls and plush chocolate-brown couches paired with the warm lighting and intimate setting make this Laura’s favorite coffee shop. From her spot on the couch behind the big glass windows, she looks out at the bustling city street, which is freshly coated in a layer of crisp white snow. Jennifer arrives, orders…

I Myself Water

I am a molecule of water. My existence spans the ages, I have changed forms many times. I’ve been liquid dinosaur pee, solid glacial ice, and gaseous water vapor that when refracted with sunlight creates a radiant rainbow. With each cycle of my watery self, I take a new path and experience my reality in a…