Saturday, December 26, 2015

Speaking of martyrs

on the feast today of St Stephen the Protomartyr, just to let my readers know how much I have to suffer through in my knee rehab process at the gym with my six-foot, 27-year-old trainer..


Painful.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that him? ... I'll be in my room.

-Sean

-A said...

Hawt damn, you poor bastard. I am sure Nurse Andro SF (that is what I name your penis, considering the rest of you is DR. Andro SF) is so tense that he wants to leap right off like a red rocket and Tex Avery his way right into Mr. Trainer's scant few tender bits.

-A

DrAndroSF said...

Beautiful guy, for sure. Upbeat and smart about his work. I come back from the gym aching and exhausted but my knee is much much better. Worth the pain :)

Anonymous said...

Query: I probably wouldn't go for the vast majority of guys who do yoga for "spiritual" reasons (I'm thinking of starting to do it to improve my flexibility), but something about seeing a shirtless guy doing an asana just does it for me. Thoughts, Herr Doktor? ;)

-Sean

DrAndroSF said...

Western men who do yoga for "spiritual" reasons...I'd be hesitant, too. A lot of what passes for "spirituality" is a flight into an illusion of peace and benevolence without any sense of the arduous effort it takes to transcend "our common humanity" for something both usually good and authentic. As old Dr Jung said, Enlightenment does not consist in imagining figures of light but in making the darkness conscious.

And it would be the rare "spiritual" Yoga man who'd be able to understand, much less respect, your traditional sympathies.

-A said...

This reminds me of a teacher I had. It was an interesting relationship in an interesting time in my life a long time ago. It was nice but, it is over. Very over. Anyway, he was teaching me proper meditation and he said to me not to visualize anything. When you are meditating for spiritual/mental balance/grounding reasons, you just allow the thoughts to pass you by. Visualizing is just pseudo-intellectual playing pretend.

"Don't be a hippie using imagination to willfully hallucinate fairies." He said to me.

Once you really learn it, it is a skill you can pull out of the tool drawer whenever you want or need it. Sometimes, though, it can indeed feed into your neurosis. It is hardly a panacea. Awareness is the panacea. God, even that sounded like self-help pablum.

-A

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