My meditation teachers always spoke about working with the nature of the mind and to not struggle against the way things work. Our mind notices what moves and changes. When we feel relaxed and calm, we need only a light
What is this moment like from someone else’s eyes? There are so many ways we can work with this idea of shifting our perspective. I’m feeling hot and tired while waiting at a checkout. I finally get near the front
We did a Living Inquiries guided practice on female power today in our daily group meditation. One of our regulars had an experience the day before that made her uncomfortable and she wanted to look into it more deeply. As
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
“The sages say that the only difference between you and them lies in the nature of your thoughts and your mind. If someone tells you that you are bad or have done something wrong, you accept it then you feel
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.
We all know the energy of fear. There is the “zing” of adrenaline and cortisol of our survival system preparing us for fight/flight/freeze. The emotional freeze of binge watching Netflix or going down the rabbit hole of the internet when we