The Recovering Rationalist

‘no symphony, no painting, no poem, no art at all was ever reasoned into existence’

-Philip Pullman

 

I tend, these days, to jokingly refer to myself as a ‘recovering rationalist’ when I talk about what led me to become a yoga teacher. Often during this kind of discourse I see a knowing look or a nod to suggest that there is empathy to this idea. I also encounter many people who ‘just want to switch off’ as if they could flick a switch to quieten the inane chatter, the self-criticism or constant unsettling vigilance.

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Mindfulness for beginners part 1.

There is quite a bit of talk these days about mindfulness, especially as mindfulness as a practise is receiving clinical recognition and I've seen references of 'it' being brought into schools.  Some of the way mindfulness is talked about causes me some unease.  This is that discussed as if it's one thing - and we all know what that is, don't we?!

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