Shaming is meant to correct behavior. It is a way for societies to let their young people know what is acceptable in their culture and what is not. Shaming is experienced as a survival level threat because the punishment can
Our habits and minds have so much momentum. This shows up in the way we take the edge off what we’re feeling or escape the present moment through some kind of comforting or addictive behavior. I have been using the word
Trauma. Post Traumatic Stress. PTSD. Resilience. Post Traumatic Growth. Crisis or shock trauma. Chronic, long-term trauma. Developmental Trauma refers to the effect on children of abuse and neglect. Adverse Childhood Experiences Score (ACES). These are words we hear these days.
Freedom comes with the ability and confidence to stay present with ourselves and what is arising. Most of us tend to be scared of our feelings and sensations. It makes sense because they often relate to trauma. If we have been harmed
Changing our perspective changes our experience. Dr Edward Mitchell is an astronaut who had a profound spiritual experience when he was in space. “The descriptions of samadhi were exactly what I felt: it is described as seeing things in their
A month ago I fell and sprained my wrist. A week ago I tripped on a metal spike hidden in some grass and fell again, bruising my leg. There is the physical business of attending to injury, icing, not being able to
In the face of vast evidence to the contrary, we cling to the belief that life should be fair. Wanting something to be other than what it is, leads to suffering. We feel frustrated. Powerless. It feels unbearable. Tragic.