May 15, 2011

“Proceed with Caution If You Are a Jaded Hipster Suspicious of Feeling Healthy and Happy”. ~David Telfer McConaghay

Gregorian chants can cure dyslexia.

In a recent post,

I gave almost prominent mention to one of my favorite websites, created by a most inspiring man, Mr Rob Brezsny

He is the author of a big, beautiful book called Pronoia. As he defines it:

Pronoia is the antidote for paranoia. It’s the understanding that the universe is fundamentally friendly. It’s a mode of training your senses and intellect so you’re able to perceive the fact that life always gives you exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.

The Universe is constantly conspiring to shower you with blessings.

On his site, Brezsny maintains a Mirabilia Report. Again, a definition is in order:

Mirabilia n. events that inspire wonder, marvelous phenomena, small miracles, beguiling ephemera, inexplicable joys, changes that inspire quiet awe, eccentric enchantments, unplanned jubilations, sudden deliverance from boring evils; from the Latin mirabilia, “marvels.”

For example,

the National Center for Atmospheric Research reports that the average cloud is the same weight as 100 elephants.


Kind people are more likely than mean people to yawn when someone near them does.


The most frequently shoplifted book in America is the Bible.

What about,

A seven-year-old Minnesota boy received patent number 6,368,227 for a new method of swinging on a swing.


In an apparent attempt to raise their volume above the prevailing human din, some nightingales in big cities have learned to unleash 95-decibel songs, matching the loudness of a chainsaw.

Things of this nature. There are more.

You are hardier and healthier and smarter than your ancestors.
You get sick less and you live longer.

Here, view video samples of the man himself:

From the temple of rowdy bliss… tonight’s experiment is brought to you by those pine trees whose seeds are so tightly compacted within their protective shell that only the intense heat of a forest fire can free them and allow them to sprout.

We are searching for the answers, so we can destroy them, and come up with better questions.

I am a lucky genius.


Born on planet Earth, David Telfer McConaghay has since wandered across its surface in search of something which, when found, kindly insists that he continue searching. His immediate family lives in Minneapolis, MN, though he also feels at home in Washington D.C.; Grass Valley, CA; Bogotá, Colombia; and now, almost Boulder, CO. He completed his B.A. in English & Creative Writing at The George Washington University in 2008. Experiences at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm are the primary source of any yogic inspiration David aka Sri Nivasa may express. He plays on Facebook HERE and can be followed on Twitter HERE

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