Michael Rossato-Bennett lives in NYC. He is a householder with a wife, two beautiful children and two dogs. He has accepted the challenge to become Enlightened in one year. Will he succeed?

A conversation: Is Hari a good Teacher? from Michael Rossato-Bennett on Vimeo.


Day 285- Entrainment

A number of ideas are coming together in me head….

What happens when you live with a depressed person that you love?  What happens when you are in the hold of a slave ship for 5 months?  What happens when you live with an alcoholic parent and you are a child?  What happens when you live within a society that is addicted to panic and tension?


The Beat goes on

Did you know if your heart is racing and someone plays a beat that matches your heart beat and then slows down- your heart slows down with the beat.  This is called Entrainment.  The human propensity to match rhythms.

I notice in my self the desire to match my rhythm, my tension with those I love.  I am realizing now that the people who raised me were a bit mad, as is the society I live in.  I am noticing how I feel compelled to match my rhythms.

What does that do?  It makes me take on the tensions, the worries, the anxietys around me.  This is perhaps my fundemental wounding.

So, I did meditation and found a way to separate my self from the rhythms of others.  But can you really do it?

With G-d to believe in it would be easy…  Is there really a rhythm of the universe?  Can one align with it?

I understand the pleasure of my yoga class.  It is to Entrain with a kinder rhythem.

I understand what it means to be a teacher, it is to help Train- Entrain the world to a chosen rhythm instead of a default one…



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