The Greatest Drug Ever.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jun 25, 2011
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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


18 Responses to “The Greatest Drug Ever.”

  1. Suzy says:

    Loved this! Great, upbeat video and convinced me that maybe I don't need to quit my one bad habit! Although, coffee does slam the adrenals. So if you have adrenal fatigue (which I do) from buzzing at high speed for too many years, cutting back might be a good idea – or pop a couple Reishi capsules and take Ashwaganda for balance. Drink up – organic, free trade coffee that is! Thanks for the fun coffee education!

  2. Hold the cream? I’d love to.

  3. Michael Ganther says:

    What a beautiful picture of a beautiful man at the top of this Coffee article!

    Waylon looks pretty good too.

    Michael ~ Austin, Texas

  4. Coffee is prana.
    As discussed recently on my blog, the only reason it's not mentioned in the yoga sutras is that they didn't have it in ancient India. If they had, then the first sutra would be "first we drink coffee."
    (And, it occurs to me, the same is probably true of why it's not mentioned by the Buddha…or Jesus, Moses, or Muhammed, for that matter…).

  5. David Rice says:

    Waylon, why are you promoting a name brand?

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  9. JoshMPlant says:

    I do not know which is more delicious… I am conflicted…

  10. Jered Morgan says:

    Typical vegan/animal-centric view of the plant kingdom: the trees of course don't want or feel anything.

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    The guy narrating sounds like he had 8 shots of espresso! Awesome!

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  14. Samuel Mercado says:

    Just woke up from a dream land that has been growing all my life. I took my first unaided human flight in this land, as well as other cool stuff. It's become bigger over the years, yet I've realized that when I consistently take in THC I stop going to this land.

    You may deduce that I"m on a health kick and have issued a cease and desist order on all intake of THC combustibles. I was contemplating issuing a cease and disist order on my coffee intake. Thanks to this video I think I'll hold off, and since I'm up earlier in the morning than usual (side effect of THC ban? maybe I only need 7.5 hours of sleep instead of 9-10) I think I'll brew up a pot 🙂

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  16. Jamie Heckert says:

    My own experience is that coffee closes my heart. After drinking it, I can feel the protective layers coming over me, muffling my perception and ability to love. It took quite a few years of yoga and meditation for me to realise this. I now see why I found it so addictive. It woke me up and helped me guard my heart after experiences of great pain.

    Much harder, and MUCH more rewarding, is allowing the barriers to fall and being present with whatever arises. For myself, skipping the coffee makes that so much easier.

    OM Shanti