Recently I was listening to a self proclaimed atheist, Matthew Alper, on one of my favorite radio shows. He is a scientist and researcher who has set out to find the structure in the brain responsible for a spiritual experience. He described many examples which demonstrate there is a structure involved with many human experiences. My response to this was a profound Duh! The one thing that agitated me was not his insistence that much of the Human experience is sensory and biologically oriented but that he seemed to insist this essentially explained away GOD. GOD (generate, organize, destroy), flow, Infinity, etc is everything and how Humans experience this everything determines how we evolve our society, individuality, and how we serve the planet which sustains our life. Its through various practices that we learn to hone the human sensory system so that our spiritual experience of life is enhanced. The belief in GOD is not necessary, but faith is. Faith is expansive because having it acknowledges there is more we do not understand about the Universe than what we do; it is a surrender to the bigger picture. The more we expand the mundane in our lives the greater our experience of life, and this is not done through belief, but Faith. Matthew pointed out there are various areas of the brain which flood with activity when a person contemplates or surrenders to vastness, and other areas where activity declines (those areas associated with the completion of tasks).
The conclusion is that there is in fact a structure associated with spiritual experience, but it does not explain away the big picture which is Flow. Flow is the energy of creation which animates all life. Humans just simply have a specific way of differentiating this energy through inherited structure. We are meant to be spiritual beings, because there is a structure for it in our form. The body is Life and Life has nothing to offer except Flow!
This weeks class will have an emphasis placed on what that structure is as it relates to Yoga, and we will be practicing surrender to Flow.
Please arrive by 7:10pm,
Please bring a Yoga mat if you have one,
Donations are accepted to support the space.