Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Ignorance is Bliss

I was turned down for a gig today.
That, I can handle.
What I can't handle is......
the reason I was given.
".....yoga does not align with Christian principles..."
That was enough to make me get latte #2 at Panera.
"Lower your expectations, Tina."
"People who don't get it, don't GET IT."
Lots of things running through my mind.
YOU KNOW, I normally do not entertain religious or political debate. At all.
But I'm just bothered by this today.
And what's more, I happen to know that they have Judo classes at this very location (plus lots of other events and activities of all shapes and sizes).
So I investigate a little about Judo. Because now I'm genuinely curious about Judo "principles."
Please do understand, Dear Reader, I have ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY nothing against anyone who practices Judo! But.....the primary objective is "throwing one's opponent to the ground"???? (this from several sources)
Now THERE'S Christianity at its best for ya, eh? Makes me aspire to be one for sure, how about you?
I'm really trying hard to wrap my mind around this.
This - the fact that.....
I am teaching deep breathing, correct posture, stretching exercises, and relaxation, in a non-competitive, non-judgmental and non-harmful manner and environment and that does not align with Christian principles; yet throwing someone to the ground does? I think somebody just gave Christianity a BADDDDDD name. God bless them.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Boggy Depot

passing smiles

in a reflecting pool

sunlit flesh

tendril water trails

trickling body creations

moss-covered shinies

in a boggy depot

where i vow my return

to Sea creature people

I Choose Me

I love this idea --

This thought that

I no longer have to wait around and wonder

If or when I'll be "The Chosen One"

By any other human being.

The waiting is over.

I am already chosen.

I am already the One.

I am already Divine.

So from here on out ---

I am the One

Who will choose Me.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009