When I was in the throes of my life’s worst trials I was only occasionally able to deeply appreciate how I was growing and evolving. I’m now often grateful for my heinous experience – I’ve learned so many things. I also acutely remember what it was like to be in the dark. I do not assume that all people make it thru the dark..clearly suffering on this planet is great and widespread and we have no crystal balls. For these reasons I know that it’s often cruel and not at all helpful to tell people that their trials are somehow for their own good. People need to find that reality (or not) on their own. We are all on different paths and we know not what another’s is…
What I am suggesting is that the very demand to understand the mystery of existence is destructive. Just leave the mystery alone. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
The world as pure object is something that is not there. It is not a reality outside us for which we exist….It is a living and self-creating mystery of which I am myself a part, to which I am myself, my own unique door. … [click on title to read more]
One of the enduring mysteries in schizophrenia research circles has been the disparity in outcomes between schizophrenia patients in “developing countries” and those in “developed” countries. The mystery arose in 1979 when World Health Organization investigators announced that, in a five-year study, patients in developing countries had fared better than those in the United States and other “developed” countries. A second study then produced the same startling results. In developing countries, the WHO researchers concluded, schizophrenia patients enjoyed “an exceptionally good social outcome,” whereas living in a developed country was a “strong predictor” that a person would never fully recover.
I spent a lot of time with Tara Brach’s work several years ago. Above is something new from her that is quite lovely. Below is the work that brought me to her. I still carry the teachings from Radical Acceptance with me. She is perhaps the first teacher who brought the idea of acceptance to my consciousness.
Once again, I accept that life is uncertain-that the goal is not to become more certain about anything but to relax more into the mystery of not knowing what will come next.- Elizabeth Lesser
One of the enduring mysteries in schizophrenia research circles has been the disparity in outcomes between schizophrenia patients in “developing countries” and those in “developed” countries. The mystery arose in 1979 when World Health Organization investigators announced that, in a five-year study, patients in developing countries had fared better than those in the United States… Continue Reading →
More of my latest meanderings: Egalitarian “hetero” relationships don’t need to look like God/Goddess (or anima/animus) relationships. They’re not distinctively nor necessarily male and female. Both partners may embody both male and female. A man may be more archetypically female . A woman might be more male. Hetero-normative crap is crap. I see women and… Continue Reading →
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes. – Walt Whitman I needed to share Walt as I write from several different physiologies, thus perhaps appear inconsistent. It is my reality, however — as my physiology switches so does my reality. *** I may be awake, I… Continue Reading →
Trust your exhaustion. Take a rest. A nap. STOP. It’s okay. It’s good to listen to the body. *** Both silence and stillness can be found in all movement and noise as well… silence and stillness are foundational…we need not stop doing anything nor do anything in particular to find them. *** I’ve been spending… Continue Reading →