The neurotic behavior of daily commuters

The neurotic behavior of daily commuters

Here again I find myself commuting to NYC after a full year of respite from such a stressful daily process.
It’s not the work, it’s not the time, it’s not the distance, traffic or public transportation but the behavior of so many people that sets you off on the same neurotic state that everyone seems to adhere to while on the trip to work or home.
Trying to analyze what is the common cause is probably the most complex thing. There doesn’t seem to be just one thing, it’s a combination of things and actions that triggers everyone. It’s dangerous behavior that seems to set off a wave of extremely unkind and irresponsible anger among many. Most of these people are probably almost normal once they get to their destination but as soon as they go out into the streets, a personality change takes place as if preparing for a life and death battle; a neurotic transformation that instills a very dangerous disregard for their safety.
Everyone is looked upon as a potential enemy, a personal space invader, an aggressor, an undesirable obstacle between here and their final destination.
They become extremely aggressive and take risks that in a normal state of mind and awareness they would never engage.
It’s no longer survival, its now about rage and intolerance.
This is where yoga and meditation fits like a glove. It will take awhile to get you back into a more calm, serene and normal state of mind but eventually you will find your way back to a balanced mind, body and soul. Little by little, step-by-step, you will reach your inner peace.
We need more people to realize that we are here for just a tiny bleep in the universe but we can make that little blip into a blissful time for all around us and most importantly, for ourselves. You must begin with yourself!

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  1. It is a very nice and true analysis Jorge.
    I think every day we go out we put our warriors behavior and after a confrontation with daily life struggles, we forget to be kind, patient and to enjoy every moment, so we do need to relax and de-stress. Thank God for Sakula Yoga! Namaste!

  2. I am sorry for not replying sooner. Sakula has a very important message. Today at my yoga class I had to do the tree stance with another person. Two strangers holding each other so not to loose balance. At first was uncomfortable because you concentrate on yourself most of the time in class, your balance and your inner peace becomes very important. You don’t know much about what’s going on in someone else’s life or mind. And go on with our life as if no one else understands what we are going through. We are all trying to heal but I feel that we try to heal on our own without realizing that we need each other. WE need to regroup and create awareness, love and understanding. So many people are hurting. Yoga is the best exercise for the body and mind I ever had. Go Sakula. Keep healing the world one person at a time.

  3. Well said Jorge. As we start out on our new day we sometimes encounter many stressful challenges that exhaust our bodies, mind and spirit therefore needing some sort of healing. Sakula Yoga is a great way to channel into your inner self to heal, energize and balance your life. Love yourself.

  4. I’m thinking you mean well with this message/article, however, the words chosen sound judgmental. I don’t think that is your intention.

    Kind regards,

  5. I agree, and believe that deep inside we all are in search of very similar things. Finding ways to connect at that level is sometimes challenging, but not impossible. A smile, a kind gesture, humor, and sometimes an event that reminds us that we exist outside of our jobs and the busy day-to-day — as when we unexpectedly hear a musician play a beautiful violin piece inside the subway station that resonates within its tunnels and in our souls – they help us to transcend and connect at the deepest of levels.

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