Melt into your own life

I've been studying The Gene Keys for a couple of years. I find the work a delightful contemporary mythological window into reality that truly does penetrate into the cells of the body if one contemplates the process that unfolds. -- "People don't need help. They need love." … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Are you at the end of your rope?

This is a very brief but wonderful meditation and emotional release. I highly recommend it. -- little excerpt (While) feeling so frustrated with all the trying and "efforting" that we put into things, I'd like us to go a little deeper and explore what the real underpinning is of all of that push to try to be in control of things. So in this moment can you allow yourself to just feel how much you just want to 'effort;, in fact it happens a lot, all day long... … [click on the title to read and view more]

The newly mindful Anderson Cooper (he drinks the kool-aid)

Anderson Cooper went to this retreat having never meditated. I found the clip quite enjoyable and if you're new to meditation it might be quite informative too. On a "mindfulness" retreat, Anderson Cooper puts down the microphone and learns to love silence, as well as life without a cell phone. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Let life be your teacher

There can be no resolution leading to growth until the present situation has been faced completely and you have opened to it with mindfulness, allowing the roughness of the situation itself to sand down your own rough edges. In other words, you must be willing to let life itself become your teacher. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Four minute hypnotic meditation for the day

This is just for fun. I do not recommend or know anything about the maker of this video. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Beginner’s mind

I want to practice what Buddhists call ‘beginner’s mind’ — a vital corrective to the cynicism that comes when we let life’s hard realities darken our vision and diminish our imagination. It’s a way of looking at the world that makes fresh starts possible in everything: our personal lives, our work lives, even our political lives. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Earthing and forest bathing…it does a body/mind/spirit good

(old post sharing again by sticking it to top of blog today) -- Spring has returned and I’m so happy to be able to start freely walking barefoot on the ground again. I’ve posted this a couple of times before and it seems a good practice to introduce to new readers now that weather will allow, so I’m posting it again. There is science behind my incredible and unstoppable need to walk barefoot upon the earth!! Every day that weather permits I do this. I walk barefoot on the earth. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Meditation and Trauma: Untangling the Tangle of Contemplative Dissociation

Trauma has relocated from an event to the nervous system itself, expanding the definition to include any event where our animal body is overwhelmed. This rethinking can be attributed to Somatic Experiencing (SE), a psychotherapeutic approach created by Peter Levine that conceptualizes trauma as occurring when survival responses (fight and flight) cannot be completed... … [click on title for the rest of the post]

be at home in the world

Meditation is not just a rest or retreat from the turmoil of the stream or the impurity of the world. It is a way of being the stream, so that one can be at home in both the white water and the eddies. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

Fear and anxiety: coping, reframing, transforming…

Anxiety is basically a clinical term for fear which everyone at one time or another experiences with or without a diagnosis of some sort of anxiety “disorder.” Psychiatry pathologizes much of the normal human experience...

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