HAHAHA yes, Atehequa.
My tolerance for new agey things is getting smaller and more brittle. Mostly becasue my current partner is a little new agey, and the things he says sometimes irk me. Especially if what he says is in response to something I say (so very rarely i open up to anyone about my own beleifs, and when it is returned not with his own thoughts, but with a simplistic platitude masked in "enlightenment", i get a little stabby). Actually I think that is the whole problem for me now that I think on it. That everything I say is too this or too that or focused on real world actions rather than trusting the universe and manifesting positive thoughts....without ever needing to hold yourself accountable, or peel back the layers of your psyche to get at the core of who you are, or develop a deeper understanding of the world and your place in it. I operate within a wide specturm of experience, feelings, beleifs, old and new knowledge. i dont pick and choose which experiences to validate(self denial/rejection) because they are all part of my own subjective human experience and are therefore inherently integrated in my worldview. so I dont reject sadness and pain as unenlightenment, i dont reject my anger or fear, I harness it, if it is reasonable (and sometimes it is not, being self aware is doubly important in everything i do, definitely moreso than stifling huge aspects of yourself in order to be perceived as spiritual in the socially acceptable/respectable way). Some parts of me are ugly and scarred, and i love those tough bits as much as I do the whimsical and sweet aspects of my nature.
THe other thing that gets at me is the claim that new agey stuff is about ridding yourself of the ego, but at the same time focuses only on ego pleasing things. The whole things reeks of celestial circlejerk and I miss completely where the work is. where is the gnosis and discovery? How is it used ? in my experience its just another part of the hippy lifestyle consumer package and is fairly vacuous. wow this came out a lot more angry than i expected it to. To be fair to my partner, i just want to say he is not the whole source of this frustration, just the current example. And we usually dont even talk about this because it quickly turns to frustrating platitudes, which maybe mean more to him than they do to me but i cant help but notice there isnt a lot of talk on HIS THOUGHTS regarding these things,moreso repeating what someone else said about something that he agrees with. That is where the good stuff is at, im sure he has plenty of fascinating ideas he's shy to share, or maybe talking to me frustrates him in the same way.