Another profoundly simple yet simply profound practice for peace of mind. 1 min.
There are many ways we show up for one another. This is my favorite. 10 min.
Weary on the inside?
An early morning contemplation on allowing oneself to float on the river of Life instead of swimming it all the time. 10 min.
There is a safe place
We all share.
The effortless breath
And beating of heart.
The quiet awareness
Beneath our thoughts.
Until we find that place
The shouting will go on.
I’m grateful to be wading through some of the deeper pools of energy bubbling to the surface of my experience. Some of which I’ve had subconscious ways of avoiding for a very long time. 10 min listen.
There was a time when man thought the Earth to be the center of all he could see in the sky. The Sun and Moon were revolving around the Earth, or so he perceived. Until he gained a new vantage point.
As I look at man’s collective relationship with this Earth we live on, and the beings we share it with, it seems we need a new vantage point. One where our survival isn’t the end all be all.
When you look at your children, is your survival more important than theirs? Of course not. Love drops us down, out of our conditioned survival mind and into something far more expansive. Something more joyful, more fulfilling. Despite what our programming may have us feeling, there is far more peace in not needing to survive than there is in all the protection the world could offer.
Not only that, there is more joy in such freedom. More creativity, and with that, new ideas. Solutions. Loving ones.
It seems to me that from this space we could feed the hungry among us. And without the cruelty to animals we demonstrate now. From that place sharing the world’s resources as a global human family just feels good. And easy. Because from that place, from the deepest parts of our presence here, we are all here together. Connected by the gratitude of simply being.
There’s surviving, and there’s living. Which are you experiencing?
More thoughts on this, and one way of getting there, in the video below. It’s a bit longer, (16 minutes) than what I usually post. I trust you’ll find it worth the time.
I recently saw the extent to which I’d been controlling both physical pain and the possible limitations that my body could offer me. I saw how every day I was protecting myself from the past.
Helped my a couple myofascial release sessions, I felt safe enough to let go of the protections that OTC pain meds offered. A week later it feels wonderful to be living in a different reality- physically, energetically and spiritually.
It’s not pain free. But it’s my reality, not dulled or masked.
And here I am, picking my nose.
Good morning, friends. I had a truly wonderful and peace-filled day so far, and just wanted to share something that was a big part of that.
Below is a You Tube video. Two Sanskirt mantras set to a soft guitar melody. To me it feels quietly hopeful in it’s gratitude. What a wonderful energy to get stuck in my head all day.
My suggestion is this. In choosing a more magical start to your day tomorrow, go to bed just a little earlier than usual. Maybe 30 minutes earlier. Then get up 30 min before you usually do. Turn this music on while your mind is still a bit foggy.
If at all possible, get outside. Look out the window if you can’t. Take at least 5 deep breaths. Couple of air squats. And walk slowly wherever your heart takes you, as you listen to this music.
Do yourself a favor and don’t google what the words mean. Just let it be. Let your heart rest in this new moment. It’s a new day. You are here. Keep breathing. If you find yourself humming the melody or softly singing along- let it flow.
Why not? It seems there are two or three distinct visions of America that are fighting for control. Why don’t we surrender the notion of one country and create two? 5 min video.