I live with these myths, and they tell me this all the time. This is the problem that can be metaphorically understood as identifying with the Christ in you. The Christ in you doesn’t die. The Christ in you survives death and resurrects. Or you can identify that with Shiva. I am Shiva-this is the […]
From a young age we see around us that grief is mostly an affliction, a misery that intrudes into the life we deserve, a rupture of the natural order of things, a trauma that we need coping and management and five stages and twelve steps to get over.
Here’s the revolution: What if grief is a skill, in the same way that love is a skill, something that must be learned and cultivated and taught? … [click on title for the rest of the post]
I think you have to follow the kharmic rule — that any action taken in anxiety, creates more anxiety. Any action taken in anger, spreads anger. Any action taken in violence, spreads violence. Any action taken in calm, spreads calm. Any action taken in equanimity, spreads equanimity. Any action taken gently, spreads gentility. To call […]
There is often a debate that goes on between those who embrace psychiatry and those who are critical of it…and everyone inbetween for that matter too…as to whether or not mental illness is real. The spectrum of where one stands on the issue of psychiatry is really very broad and diverse though people like to believe it’s always an either/or proposition. Little in life is that black and white even if it’s easier to imagine it to be the case.
So. Mental illness. Is it real?
As I suggested above the answer is not a simple yes or no. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
No matter how much we might neglect or mistreat it, our body calls us back — through its aches and pains and imbalances — to take real care of it, to integrate it with the rest of our being, to honor and love it, and to recognize it not as something that we are “in” but rather as an inherently sacred expression of who and what we truly are. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Terror wants to be integrated, just like rage. If we’re not feeling fear and anger at the state of world something is wrong. Feel your feelings. Let them move through you. This practice will aid in allowing you to become who you are. We block our feelings to our detriment. Our entire society is complicit in this…
We block our feelings to our detriment. Our entire society is complicit in this… … [click on title for the rest of the post]