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I didn’t know much about her, but she was pretty and seemed nice enough, until out of the corner of my eye I saw her swatting at the air above my head. Don’t worry, it’s gone now.” I stared at her, hoping to find some sarcasm in her expression. At that moment, I knew we had no hope for a meet so-and-so’s shaman.
I’ve never meditated, although I’ve considered starting on many occasions, and have many friends who do.
A.—perhaps it has something to do with all us creative types Airbnbing one apartment for another—and these alternative spiritual practices have become an official trend in New York. I’m about as rational and unspiritual as they come. I refuse to Google what “Mercury in retrograde” means.
I went to yoga once, and I had nightmares about it for months afterward.
The raised awareness is great, but it’s a fine line, because as these things become more popular, there’s a commodification that comes along with it, and superficiality, too. The basis of a lot of these spiritual practices is letting go of your ego, but as it gets more trendy it actually heightens your ego.
I’ve definitely been in circles where people are competitive—like ‘I'm more spiritual than you’ vibes—and that defeats the essence of what it’s all about.”Of course, I have many friends who have different belief systems than my own: live and let live.
And if you really want that Tinder lawyer, you might have to open up your heart chakra and find some love for his crystals.