A moment of calm — Tara Brach

This is a guided meditation with Tara Brach via BeliefNet. This is excellent as a beginners experience and it’s also very nice for any of us who regularly meditate. Just a note for someone who has never done this sort of meditation before. She will ring a bell at the end of the meditation. There […]

Attend and Befriend – Healing the Fear Body

I just posted something like this the other day. Tara Brach is always so good it made sense to post yet another on the same theme. Remember fear and anxiety are simply clinical terms for manifestations of fear. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Evolving toward Unconditional Love

Tara Brach’s work has been an inspiring influence for many years. This explores the evolutionary conditioning of fear and judgment that contracts us away from love and acceptance, and the quality of mindful presence—in relating inwardly and in communicating with others—that awakens and frees our hearts. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Gossip Demeans Ourselves and Others

I spent a lot of time with Tara Brach’s work several years ago. 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 deep acceptance of reality to my consciousness….at least in an explicit way.

The Mystery of Who We Are

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.

Working with reactive and difficult feelings

Sitting with highly reactive feelings is often a highly somatic experience that most people have no framework for and therefore no means to understand what is happening. It can be a very frightening thing to sit with reactive feelings.

LINKS to blogs and resources

These have been collected since the beginning of Everything Matters: Beyond Meds. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, nor is it updated as often as it should be. Healing and Recovery Blogs ♦ Innercompass – withdrawal information ♦ Let’s talk withdrawal ♦ Living life gently ♦ be whole now ♦ Corinna West ♦ Holistic […]

Spirituality related posts

Spirituality related posts Click here for every post on the blog that is tagged “spirituality.” It’s a complete list. And here is a list specific to mindfulness and meditation. The below is a list I started manually, which I realized was an impossible task as there is so much on the blog at this point. […]

A blend of Buddhism and psychology

You can think of spiritual practice as a kind of spiritual re-parenting … You’re offering yourself the two qualities that make up good parenting: understanding — seeing yourself for who you truly are — and relating to what you see with unconditional love. … [click on title for the rest of the post]