What if the Hokey pokey IS what it’s all about?

Via Aminda R. Courtwright
on Apr 7, 2011
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I hope life isn’t a big joke, because I don’t get it.  ~Jack Handey

What if the ego is who you really are?

What if the Buddha/Christ/Muhammad was just some guy that was seeking—no different from you or me?

What if they were wrong?

What if what you believe is more correct than what others espouse? (Seriously—who knows?)

What if that bad thing really was bad and really happened? (What if this isn’t illusion?)

What if the point of all this is all this?

What if there is no end game and it matters what you say and do now, but only now?

What if there are no answers and the point is all in the questions not the answers?

What if we all have it wrong?

What if we are supposed to eat meat?

What if the hokey pokey is what it’s all about?

Have you sat and thought today? Have you questioned? Or are you too busy telling others what they should think?  Are you so sure of yourself that you have stopped wondering, asking, experiencing? Do you only seek that which agrees with what you already think you know?

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. ~ James Thurber

Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. ~ Og Mandino

Why do we quote others like that some how validates our thoughts? Why isn’t what Bob says as important as what the Buddha said? If we are all one then all thoughts are equal and all people’s ideas and thoughts are just as valuable – why do we need letters after our name to prove we know something?  Why do we need years of experience if time and space are illusions?

Ahhhh…better—I was having one of my doubting Thomas why and what if days…just thought I would share a glimpse of the mind of Aminda. It can be a fun and entertaining place…well, it’s never dull any way.  And, who knows, maybe one of these questions will lead you to the answers you seek.

Enjoy your time on the meditation cushion!

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day.  ~ Elwyn Brooks White


About Aminda R. Courtwright

Aminda is a wellness facilitator and founder of ARCreated Wellness, LLC. A yoga teacher, transpersonal hypnotherapist, and Reiki Master, she shares her own healing journey with others in hopes of inspiring and uplifting those she meets. Her yoga classes are gentle and workshop style to invoke a real sense of learning and designed to be truly accessible for all levels. Her biggest hope is to help others take their yoga practice off the mat and into everyday life where it is truly meant to be experienced. (and can be most useful) Refusing to settle into the middle path just yet she prefers to dally on both edges and can be seen swinging right and leaning left. A devoted animal lover and activist and a humanist she is prone to rants and believes strongly that life is to be savored and that “we are all in this together, shouldn’t we enjoy it that way? “ When she isn’t teaching yoga, hypnotizing people, adoring her husband or doting on her grandson she is out riding her motorcycle—promoting the image that yogis are rebels and are a force to be reckoned with! You can also find her on Facebook. To join her for free classes online follow her here.


7 Responses to “What if the Hokey pokey IS what it’s all about?”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Just found this in my inbox, right after sharing the above on http://www.facebook.com/elephantjournal and http://www.twitter.com/elephantjournal . Thought it was apt!

    Pointing Out [the nature of our mind] ~ Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche

    When you think "I exist" or "I don't exist"
    That's how you fall into realism, or become a nihilist
    To know your true nature, think of the clear sky at night
    And on a beautiful lake, the moon that shines so bright!
    Appearances and emptiness [nature of reality], no one can separate
    This is how you have to meditate!

    From the song "Eight Orders for My Students" by KTGR, December 21, 1997. Translated by Ari Goldfield, revised February 6, 1998.

  2. I enjoyed this glimpse into your meditation mind, Aminda.

    Posting to Elephant Yoga on Facebook and Twitter.

    Bob W.
    Yoga Editor

  3. Suggest you change the title to:

    What if the Hokey Pokey IS What It’s All About?

  4. Just posted to "Featured Today" on the new Elephant Yoga homepage.

  5. There's actually a very good reason why the Buddha was not named "Bob". Otherwise:

    –Buddhism would be "Bobism".
    –Followers would be called "Bobists".
    –The Buddha would be "the Bob".

    See what I mean?


  6. ARCreated says:

    i LOVE it…I could totally be a bobist :p

  7. ARCreated says:

    ahhhh rinpoche 🙂