Healthy, fulfilling relationships are not based on transactional thinking. When I think of my best friends, for example, there isn't any thought about what they will give me, or not give me. There isn't this sense that they owe me something, or that … Read more →
“We should not have anything that is not necessary.” San Francisco Zen Center founder Suzuki Roshi. This quote got me thinking about stuff. Literally the things we claim ownership over. What fills our houses and apartments. And what often gets … Read more →
Trying to claim ownership over ancient spiritual practices is a pretty sick business. But it’s been a quite popular one. In the United States alone, the patent authorities have issued more than 130 yoga-related patents, 150 copyrights and 2,300 trademarks related to the ancient practice.
I want to spark conversations about what we value as work, and what we collectively support financially as work. Specifically, I’m hoping to inspire more people to re-center serving and giving back in the communities we live in. And that we need to find creative ways to help each other be able to afford to serve more, as opposed to treating service, volunteering, and the like as something “extra” people do when they can. Or as something only the financially privileged are able to do.