An intense weekend ahead and cultivating healthy attachments

Bobbie and I finally are getting back down to Tim Miller’s this weekend — fingers crossed — for his Sunday Led class. We figure it will be a good kick-in-the-pants ahead of going back east for Eddie Stern and Robert Moses weekend workshop.

Our timing, though, may be less than ideal, according to Tim himself:

Currently Venus is close to perigee—the part of its orbit that comes closest to the Earth.  As Venus gets closer to the Earth, it exerts a very powerful effect on us and we may find ourselves obsessed with the desire for connection.  With the Sun heating things up even more, it may get a little intense this weekend.  This is an energetic alignment and we will probably want to be around people and receive lots of attention.  We could even be more charming and magnetic than usual and able to attract the attention that we so desperately desire.  The one thing to be on guard against is feeling that you are the most charming and beautiful person in the Universe, and assuming that everyone else feels the same way, when they are just seeing you as a vain, conceited, and pompous fool.

Clearly I will be demanding a lot of adjustments.

You can read on for more about Venus’ influence at the link above.

To counter what sounds like a clear over-attachment to our own worth and wonderfulness, Guy Donahaye is back with a new blog post on healthy attachments:

If the foregoing three aspects of life are in healthy balance, then liberation is also possible. Being healthily established in one’s dharma, one’s means of earning and spending and one’s pleasures, a healthy human being has the capacity for realization.

In fact, the healthy relationship between these three leads directly to the fourth. Being healthily established in the body, having performed one’s duties to one’s self (such as yoga practice) and to others, one is then well prepared for suitable work, from which one may derive appropriate pleasure.

It is possible that the happiness derived from harmonious and healthy living naturally starts to merge our minds in samadhi. Samadhi is a birthright and dis-harmony, ill health and distress prevents its appearance.

I’ve fast-forwarded you to the end. Read on to get learn about all the aims of life.

Posted by Steve