New Podcast – Episode 9! Also: Deep Question

Continuing on with this ridiculous theme in my life of being somewhat productive and active, here is my Ninth Podcast. It’s all about NOT finishing things, of which I give one example out of literally dozens of grand projects I’ve never gotten around to!

In other news not related to the podcast…and because you’re on the edge of your seats about it…I’ve continued my experiment with Hot Yoga.

Results: I’m a couple inches more flexible. My stomach is getting all “abs”-y (and one day those remarkable muscles won’t be hidden behind my little flesh quilt), and I feel a lot more healthy, energetic and awake.

So I’d rate it as just all right.

Before I sign off, in my podcast I do talk about a how-to book I never ever finished. If this sounds like something you’d be interested in taking a look at when it’s done (that’s my polite way of saying, “buying a dozen copies to give to everyone you know”), drop me an email or a comment so I know there is a demand and I’ll get it done just that much sooner!

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Infinite Worlds
Mixed Media
On Canvas

“Infinite worlds appear and disappear in the vast expanse of my consciousness, like motes of dust dancing in a beam of light” – Vedanta

I was reminded of the painting above this week. When I painted it, I was almost in a trance. It happened spontaneously, immediately and quickly. It was as effortless as breathing.

I have just finished three days in a row of Bikram (hot) Yoga and having never really done Yoga before I was really surprised at how strenuous it was, how great I felt afterward, and how my thinking became more clear as I mixed the physical work with meditation.

Granted, I’m not flexible enough to do all the poses, and I don’t really have the balance to look graceful but just making the effort is hard enough in a hot, humid room. You walk in and start sweating immediately!

One thing I discovered that surprised me was how I approached the experience as a job. In fact, it took someone else to point it out to me. Although I tend toward the easy going, I guess I still have that competitive spirit in me, even if it’s just turned in toward myself. Maybe when you’re born in Alberta, that “git ‘er done” attitude is inserted at the hospital. I’m going to do another three or four days in a row and I’m curious to see how that bit of insight will change what they call my “practice”.

On the really plus side, I’m already seeing and feeling the benefits, so I recommend it to everyone! Fair warning though: the flab that you think is okay seems to really soften and melt by the end of the 90 minutes. I had to laugh when I saw myself!

Or was it cry?


At any rate, I know for me it opened up new worlds and possibilities and I’ve been waking up every morning with avalanches of ideas, images, concepts…my creative cup is literally overflowing.

So give it a shot. You’ll either love it or hate it, but it’s definitely an experience worth having.