from the interview: When the Absolute looks at ordinary reality, Gods and Goddesses, bliss and energy, all the wonderful illusions you have disintegrate. You’re just not interested in it anymore. Eating a grapefruit, standing in the sunshine, are far more interesting. You’ve discovered the Divine Being, and you’re it. Not your ego, not separate-from or looking-at, but here. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
Trauma as a foundational factor in that which is labeled mental illness
This post is not just about children even though the article that is excerpted below is. It's about just about anyone who has been labeled with a psychiatric diagnosis. Children grow up and become adults. When they acquire a psychiatric label it's often for the same reason children get them: trauma. Without appropriate care and integration trauma changes both our bodies and minds for many years and sometimes for our entire lives. Right now the mental health system knows virtually nothing about how to care for people who have been traumatized and in fact often traumatizes them further. It's changing now however. Slowly it's becoming more widely recognized and embraced. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
You can start your meditation practice in baby steps
You can start your meditation practice in baby steps, like suggested in this short video. A short mindfulness practice: … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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