In this Wanderlust Speakeasy at Squaw Valley, internationally celebrated yoga teacher Seane Corn discusses her life as an activist and how she has gained perspective through her practice of yoga. Through her experience Corn has found activism unsustainable in its past and current forms, as it encourages a dynamic of non-communication: People shouting at each other, but not listening to each other.
In this kind of interaction, we are expressing our outrage, fear, and anger—but we are not owning them.
“We are here to learn what love is. Part of the journey of learning what love is is seemingly its opposite—learning what love is not. To understand the light, we must also understand the shadow.” – Seane Corn
Corn demonstrates the concept of conscious activism: A system of shared understanding and inclusive, supportive communication. This, she states, is the very core of yoga, and our job as yogis is to change the old approach to activism by consciously engaging with the world through our decisions, actions, spending, and politics.
In this Speakeasy, Corn also discusses:
- Gross versus subtle energies and how they manifest in the body.
- How the injustices in the world are reflected in our own lives, and how to change that.
- Why it’s important to connect with each other as allies.
- How learning empathy is a true path to oneness.
“If we really want to believe that all is one, make it so. Heal your relationships. Look back on your life, look at your narratives. Forgive. Forgive yourself for thinking you should have known better, forgive them for thinking they should have known better.” – Seane Corn
For more information, visit her website.
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