Anyone who has persevered in the arts (or healing, sports, or any such area of devoted interest) acknowledges the need for dedicated learning and intense practice. We know that we need to master the skills and build the muscle memory and strength at the mind-body level. Yet, to take things to the next level, repetition … Continue reading Clearings To Help With Creative Inspiration And Flow
I am in the process of reading 'Ishmael', by Daniel Quinn. So far, the book is an engaging, thought-provoking read. Like Byron Katie's 'The Work', it invites one to break down the fundamental pieces of the world vision we have bought into, and question the veracity of these parts. These examined parts can then be reassembled … Continue reading Creating A New Personal Paradigm.
A difficult life can gradually cultivate an anxious expectation or negative anticipation in the mind and body. While resistance is the primary cause of our suffering, dread only adds to and perpetuates our stress. In 16 Clearing Statements To Address The Self-Sabotage of Inevitability, we looked at the belief systems underlying an anticipated difficulty, as also their consequences. There was a … Continue reading How To Release Negative Anticipation And Relax.
All around us, we are seeing the unveiling of secrets and the exposure of what has been suppressed or denied for years. How women have been treated was rather obvious, but is perhaps being questioned far more than it has been for decades. Whether it be the fallout of the American political drama, the rape … Continue reading Healing The Feminine and Restoring Yin Yang Balance With Self Awareness.
Cambodia is a beautiful, photogenic country with much to offer. We can treat it like a two-day holiday and enjoy the spectacular sights. Or be overwhelmingly dismayed by its Killing Fields. Or, we can pay close attention to the whole and learn some invaluable lessons. Humans are capable of outstanding creativity … Continue reading Lessons From Cambodia For Current Times.
Sometimes, Even the land and waters forget, As do the trees. Soak them in enough blood Violate mercilessly, Leaving no time to mend, to heal... Do it long enough And you can confuse them. (Though even then, Far less than us Deranged they be.) Nevertheless, Not themselves for sure. Ragged, disconnected, incomplete. Buying into our … Continue reading Poems: Restoration Of Peace
"The test of a first-rate intelligence,” said writer F. Scott Fitzgerald, “is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” Those on the path of self-inquiry often grapple with reconciling concepts of nonduality('not-two'/advaita) with the experience of individuality. Study of various religious and … Continue reading Notes For The Highly Sensitive Empath