The nature of a defense mechanism is that most of it is underground and you’re not even conscious of it. It’s just acting on you, from a deep fear. To me, it’s a little bit like skimming soup; when you meditate and get really quiet, and then in the quietness, stuff starts to come up.... Read more »
As you extricate yourself from patterns of thought, you begin to look at everything freshly. It’s as if it’s all just emerging, it’s all very precious and beautiful, very fresh and new. I think that as a society, we have not invested enough in rituals that allow us to affirm the beauty of what is... Read more »
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” ― Pema Chödrön Pema Chödrön is an American Buddhist nun in the lineage... Read more »
Observation will show you that when you arrive at a new situation, the optimum strategy for dealing with that situation is to quiet down and hear the totality of it. Hear all of the variables and how they are all working together, just in a quiet intuitive way, out of which will come an optimum... Read more »
Are there benefits in creating a daily practice? Well, I have two answers, the ‘up-level’ answer is, it doesn’t matter. The other answer, the one most of us want and need to hear is, yes. It’s absolutely wonderful to have a daily practice, because most of us are very deeply in the world and we... Read more »
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