So what, specifically, am I talking about with this ILP thing? And why did I start rambling about some bald headed guy the last time I mentioned it?
INTEGRAL – A comprehensive approach
LIFE – to an ever expanding, truly enjoyable experience
PRACTICE – that recognizes that there is work involved in growth
Basically, I want more. I have recognized that the more I engage life, the more enjoyable it becomes. So I have decided to pursue a path paved with as much consciousness as possible.
Integral theory, as explained by Mr. Ken Wilber (no hair), appears to be the best, most inclusive framework currently available to seekers such as myself.
The idea is that once we have come to some sort of understanding of the integral model it is completely useless.
Unless we do something with it.
But, if we take this prism and hold it up to the light that is our life, we can see many a splendid colors projected upon the wall. We can then look at these colors and realize quite easily which ones we have been focusing all of our attention on, and which ones we have been neglecting to various degrees.
Enough theory, here is how I filled out the I-I provided form that we were handed in our previous meeting. I will assume that context will explain much and that curiosity will be stirred by the rest in those who take interest.
Current Integral Life Practice – New York City ILP Group
Name: Devin Martin
30 Minutes Strength Training
30 Minutes Yoga and Stretching
30 Minutes Breathing Exercises and Meditation
Throughout the Day as charges are recognized
3-20 min Daily
Currently Consciousness and Healing
20-60 min daily
Zorba the Greek/Excession
Lifefood Recipe Book, Audio, Internet (Best Day Ever), Forums
30-60 min daily
Listening Integral Naked, Robbins, Jubb, Wolfe, Rollins, Deida
When in car, airplane or on subway
30-120 min 5 days/week
Online News, Magazines (Ode, WIE, Atlantic Monthly)
See body work
Additional Key Practices
Experimenting with new foods and removing others from everyday use
Raw, Lifefood, Probiotics, Alkalizing, candida taming, juicing, making kombucha
Give SUV drivers dirty looks
-Practice thinking about potential practice approaches
Integral – Meetup/Discussion/ILP seminar, meetings, partner – BLOG, travel
Investigate/purchase HeartMath – Tonglen w/biofeedback!!
I actually chart my day to day progress using a spreadsheet that I have been honing for a few years. (Yes, I am that much of a geek) Perhaps I will share that at some point if I can figure out a way to transfer a dense excel grid into a html friendly format.