Being human…

What does it mean to embrace our humanity? It means to accept all and reject none. It means that even in the midst of messy, ugly, complicated life that you embrace all of it as part of you. Does a tree reject its gnarly root? …

Paradox, the nature of being human

“The coin of health has illness on the other side. The currency of joy has sorrow on the reverse. Turn the coin of serenity and there is the stamp of worry. You always have to take what is underneath and reckon with that too. Happiness rests on sorrow, life upon death, calm upon turmoil. Each […]

This being human…

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Paradox, the nature of being human

“The coin of health has illness on the other side. The currency of joy has sorrow on the reverse. Turn the coin of serenity and there is the stamp of worry. You always have to take what is underneath and reckon with that too. Happiness rests on sorrow, life upon death, calm upon turmoil. Each […]

It’s called being human…

And I’m sure she’s done some growing up since she wrote this song, but shit, this is how it always is on some level… The video unfortunately sucks (unless you’re an anime fan) but I like the song and it brings me back. It seems Warner Music has not allowed this song to be used […]

Forms of dissociation are common to all human beings

Popular fantasy realities (like multiple dimensions and starseeds and lightworkers etc) are forms of dissociation…dissociation is a way to cope with trauma. Once we understand this, the fantasy material can be worked with…people are in pain…everyone needs to heal. Being alive is traumatic so no one is free from this really.

An ecology of mind: how do you describe a living human being?

Wonderful talk on the holistic nature of reality and how we so often deal with the pieces rather than understanding the whole. How do we come to know and not know in the context of this reality. A reality that is dependent on a multitude of relationships with all the multitude of parts. How do we hold this all together?

What does it mean to think differently? … [click on title to view more]

All mammals play. Human beings are mammals. We’ve forgotten play.

I enjoyed this. I don’t know this guy or what he does beyond this video. I’m clear that we are all desperately in need of play in a world where children play on computers rather than outside. These are all different ways to get to know the body and have fun too. … [click on title for the rest of the post]