I recently received an email from a woman with a child wanting to move and work here. She said she was currently "land locked in Texas" and looking to escape. She went on further to tell me she was a yoga instructor from Big Island of Hawaii and also is a career bartender.
Now, correct me if I am wrong? But is not Yoga for people who are trying to get more in touch and connected with themselves? If so, why would they teach that by day and then help people abandon themselves in the evening with drinking? Yoga Instructors and Massage Therapists are abound here.
The more I thought about this... It made me think of one of the so-called yoga instructors down here who in between cigarettes, junk foo, an IV of morning coffee and vino noche said on more then one occasion said that "I was the tightest person she ever met".
Now, I will be the first to admit that I am no Gandhi and far from it. But being an ex smoker of 13 years, I was wondering just how "tight" she would be in 48 hours if we started removing all of her vices starting with the cigarettes? All I could see was a modern day version of Linda Blair from The Excorsist.
All this hipocracy (as I see it) reminds me of the using days of drugs and alcohol. I was hooked on everything including anything that I thought would fix my life. On a good day I would do things like go to the gym reeking of cigarette smoke and not stay over 30 minutes, because of nicotine withdrawal.
The next month, if it was not a new self-help book, a yoga class or a steady diet of afternoon Oprah (while drinking red wine), my life was going to hell in a hand basket.
Maturity does seem to take some of the fun out of living. Maybe the old saying "Ignorance is Bliss" has some truth to it.