Meditation: simple and subtle

Do not make meditation a complicated affair; it is really very simple and because it is simple it is very subtle. Its subtlety will escape the mind if the mind approaches it with all kinds of fanciful and romantic ideas. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Healing from trauma (or from a psych diagnosis)

There are people out there that get it. This video shows something that is just wonderful. We need to create more safe places for kids and adults both where they might heal from trauma histories. As I've often pointed out the tragic reality all to often is that the current mental health system further traumatizes rather than heals. For those of us who have been harmed by the system it becomes that much harder to find safety. I've been so pleased to find in my own personal healing journey that there are pockets of people out there that really and truly and deeply get it. It finally become safe to seek help once I understood how to recognize those who get it. Still young people and people who are disadvantaged in various ways need extra help. This sort of help needs to find them rather than vice versa. This sort of help needs to be available in all mental health establishments if we hope to really heal the population of folks who've been labeled mentally ill. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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