When you make a spiritual practice of boredom, you are creating new neural pathways that allow you to relate to unpleasant stimuli in new ways. The point is to use boredom as a gateway to pure awareness.
Few things are more frustrating than tending vegetable
plants only to see them mowed down overnight by a marauding band of insects. Here's what you can do.
Democracy as we know it will soon fall at the feet of a
nationalistic environmentalism, a movement that may include the destruction of
the global poor among its methods of achieving "sustainability." If
the current rate of biofuels expansion continues, ethanol plants will be
using almost all of the U.S. corn crop within 5-7 years.
My journey from lobbying to legalize midwifery in Colorado ("No, Senator, we don't deliver babies to sacrifice to Satan") to being a "spiritual midwife" in Afghanistan, Haiti, and Uganda.
Deep in the Peruvian jungle, American-born shaman Hamilton Souther leads Westerners through traditional Ayahuasca ceremonies at his Blue Morpho lodge. "Ayahuasca is a divine gift to the world, and it is a gift to be able to share it with others."
On our little urban farm in the heart of Los Angeles we produce food, hack our house to generate power and recycle water, plot revolution and build community. You can too. Trust us, once you eat a sweet tomato still warm from the sun, or an orange-yolked egg from your own hen, you will never be satisfied with the pre-packaged and the factory-farmed again.