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New Age Overload

A sweet friend sent me an email this morn­ing with a long arti­cle by some­one named Jelaila Starr enti­tled “Weight Loss and the Ego/Inner Child.” Now, I tried, real­ly tried, to read it. All of it. But I could­n’t get past the language.

Exam­ple:
I con­sult­ed my guides sev­er­al times over the years about this issue and each time they would say that weight has noth­ing to do with what I ate and every­thing to do with my emo­tions. “Okay,” I asked myself, “What does that mean?” They have a pen­chant for giv­ing me a high­er dimen­sion­al answer and then watch­ing as I work to fig­ure it out. (Some­times I think they enjoy it too much.) Any­way, using the mul­ti­di­men­sion­al prin­ci­ples they had taught me, I the­o­rized that it meant that I must find val­ue in the addi­tion­al fat since one of their pri­ma­ry prin­ci­ples was that “every­thing has a value.”

I hit “guides” and “high­er dimen­sion­al answer” and “mul­ti­di­men­sion­al prin­ci­ples” and just shut down. I can­not take any­thing couched in that kind of lan­guage seri­ous­ly. Now I real­ize that this is prob­a­bly some sort of fail­ing on my part, some closed-mind­ed­ness or lack of flex­i­bil­i­ty. But I don’t know that I seri­ous­ly want to change it. What if it’s part of my fair­ly well-func­tion­ing BS filter?

The same thing hap­pened when I tried to read Leo Buscagli­a’s books many years ago. One of my friends just kept on talk­ing about how great they were, so I did try. Real­ly. And I nev­er got past the first page or two. I felt like some­one had trans­port­ed me to some 1970s love-in and maybe I should take a toke just to be socia­ble, and then it might make sense. (I haven’t ever tried mar­i­jua­na, it just seemed that this guy’s works might be more acces­si­ble under the influence.)

Oh well, it’s prob­a­bly my loss.

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Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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