Dating a Yoga Goddess.
And that, to me, is what elephant is. We're dialogue, not club.
We're about exercising our weakened societal muscles that enable "disagreement" and "respectful" to occur simultanously.
Readers and writers sometimes ask what we're about. "You seem to focus on everything!?" They don't mean that as a complement. I assure them: sorry, we are about everything. Life's about everything. And we're about life—everything from eco diapers to mountain biking to campaign financing or obesity or animal rights, meditation how-to and flower arranging. We're about bringing mindfulness, prajna, joy and compassion to everything we do.
And so it is that elephant, itself, becomes a joy to me. It's not about me and what I like or think. It's free to disagree with me—or you. And we're free, through our comments section and the wonderful give-take 2.) nature of online journalism, to disagree or dialogue with authors and one another. Respectfully.
And so it is when an egotistical self-regarding New Agey prima donna rants about how wonderful and fabulous she is, I don't (as editor-in-chief) take the article down or edit it into something I agree with. I feature it. Then I leave a comment. And then, to my delight, our readers embrace it as one of the most interesting (whether you agree or look down upon) articles on elephant, ever. And then, to my delight, my heart, mind and eyes are opened, and I get to like the article and the author, both.
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