Porn and Bindis

Friends from my Burning Man camp and I were out shopping for last minute necessary items (some of which being porn, some of which being Bindis).  Before we attended to the task at hand, we met for sushi, sake and conversation.

Like most Burners, we quickly got on the topic of the Playa and why we love it so much.  Then, we got in this cerebral discussion on how we feel as present as possible on the Playa- so removed from the computers and clocks and schedules of our normal lives.  And, I compared it to being present in the breath.  More on a natural rhythm.

It reminded me of a book my friend told me about’ “Why Zebras don’t get Ulcers”

The book was written by a Professor of Neurology who explains that instead of a true “fight or flight” response, humans are always in a constant state of false stress.  That if we were present and aware in the moment, we could manage stress better.  That, if we listen to our bodies-we wouldn’t get stuck in this false stress state-and more able to identify real danger.

If we do this, stay in our breath and out of flight or fight, we can choose better situations to stay in and identify those to get out of.

Ironically……. the Burn comes at a good time.  A time when I realize that some situations and relationships cause me to quicken my breath or hold it completely because my animal instinct realizes something is off.   And, I’ve ignored it and suffered by it.

Just when I need it, I get to unplug and get back to my natural state, where I can better assess who and what to allow into my space.

So, on this day of shopping, I was lucky enough to spend it with two people who I can relax around and be present with.  Just when I needed it, it redeemed my faith in the fact that I need not compromise what I need in relationships.  That, if my breath is my guide and I pay attention-I’ll attract people who are a fit.

I’m looking forward to the Burn-to being in a state where I attract good energy and especially to bonding even more with the amazing people I’ve already got around me.

Although, those great people won’t be wearing bindis-because, while we WERE successful in finding porn-we totally forgot about the bindis!!!!

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