When the radiant Tijana Zederic asked me to be a speaker for the next Tuesday TED talks event at The Awakening Cafe, my first thought was "WHO, ME? TED talk? Me? Talk for TED?". Then came to realize, yes I was to speak inspiring words upon a panel, but for a non official organization that is but an ode to these famous talks. Tijana states Tuesday TED Talks is "an event and social media blog designed to promote thirst for knowledge, intelligent conversation and sharing of ideas". And with that, I could not resist an opportunity to illuminate perspective upon my word for 2015.
Words on WISDOM surrounds this next open panel for discussion. Aristotle's virtuous word of mastery, WISDOM speaks to me in what once was but whispers and has recently increased in decibels revealing a language we are all fluent in - that of which comes from our body. And what if we could be conscious of that conversation at any given moment? The potentiality that allows our human race to take a leap in evolutionary process could involve just a simple shift in each one of us. One seemingly impossible factor...it would perhaps have to happen all together at the same time and at the right time.
At the tip of this iceberg of contemplation, I met instructor Tara Judelle. She invited me to peer into the world of embodied anatomy where for the first time was I guided through a journey to sense my own organs. What? Tara was incorporating a Body Mind Centering approach within her yoga asana classes. BMC is an embodied approach to movement, body, and consciousness developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen. Tara has since teamed up with super human, Scott Lyons resulting in creating the practice of Embodied Flow™ .
Embodied Flow™ is a continuum of movement and expression that draws from the discoveries of various hatha, tantric and somatic movement systems in order to experience yoga as a living art form. Embodied Flow™ provides the technology for a deep sense of ease, strength and connectivity in the human form. This in turn, empowers the practitioner to be their own greatest teacher as they expand, integrate and facilitate awareness in their entire body-mind. Embodied Flow™ was created by Tara Judelle and Scott Lyons.
I'm merely beginning to grasp the art of Embodied Flow, but have been granted permission to plant a seedling here in Hong Kong, in that others may peer into their tissues and organs so that the conversation can span over seas. And as this particular "mind of the group" grows wildly in fertile fields, so does the possibility for that leap.
With life comes many a distraction, and yet ignoring conversation with the body on a cellular level should not be an option anymore. Step inside your mindheartwomb space with me as we journey inside with humble investigation of the universe within. I got 13 minutes to talk about romantic findings upon the bodymind. I'm no Jim Carrey, but if you feel like lending an ear, I would be wholly warmed by your presence.
To RSVP go to FB event page here.
Tuesday TED Talks is an event and social media blog designed to promote thirst for knowledge, intelligent conversation and sharing of ideas. Tuesday TED Talks is approximately two hours long and follows the following general format:
#1 - Viewing of selected TED Talks based on a certain topic.
# 2 - Quiz competition (individuals or teams) based on the topic with prizes!
# 3 - Informal discussion.
My deepest gratitude to you, Tijana for being the warrior that you are. Allow me to post your words that inspired you to take the next step up with Awakenings.
This is what's pumping through my veins right now. Feast on Pumpkin tracks during his Do Lab set at Lightening in a Bottle 2013. Finger lickin fresh, I can't handle it. Jonesing for a cuttable conscious rug to pop up for too long, so instead will soon be creating one for all of us to shred. Stay tuned all you wildcats.