Who can be enlightened? Only a full on samadhi guru? Only someone who practices with said guru? Third series Ashtangis? Karma yogis (Bill Clinton, Mother Theresa, Bono)?
Russell Brand looks so frantic and crazed and the disparity between his presence and the interviewers…..they…look like they are having a bad day….or are having a weird day. The norm for them…..talking to someone who is LYING. And here a CELEBRITY talking about layers and experience of levels of consciousness.
I know a lot of yoga people who don’t talk like Russell..and a few who do.
Teachers are the key, not having a teacher in close proximity is really hard. You have to commit then to going….and going a lot. I am going a LOT in 2014.
I don’t know how much practice it takes. My practice is like:
Yeah the Johnny Depp movie where I walked out of the maelstrom scene and went to the parking lot to get something out of the car, went to the bathroom, sat in the lobby and read my email and then went back……
And they were still in that scene.
I was up at five thirty AGAIN because I could not wait to practice. I wish it was as easy for me as for Russell. He hasn’t been practicing as long as I have but he was a heroin addict. Heroin addicts already know God in their own way and once they get off, they only want to get back. I have never been a heroin addict, I turned down that invitation.
I was up at five thirty but about a year ago before I really got IT, about practice, I was way less disciplined. And looking into the maelstrom and wondering if there is a bottom. I am not perfect or even close, but when I read or hear about the process it is ALWAYS the same. I haven’t found the easy way yet….but I have looked, believe me.
SO knowing this post makes no sense and starting with Russell, which either makes sense….or not at all, you know I would rather have someone looking at me like those announcers than to sit up anywhere and fucking lie about anything. (Husband to me yesterday..”Do you ever edit yourself.”)