Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Poetry, wisdom quotes

Love in the time of Corona

Gracias a esta montañita Thanks be to this little mountain Verde bosquecito tranquilo Green tranquil little forest Gracias a mi familia por sus besos y abrazos Thanks be to my family for their kisses and hugs Where would I be without you? Not here Thank you, yoga and breath For anchoring me all these years… Continue reading Love in the time of Corona

Michelle's Memoir, New Paradigm in Practice

Something for your Mind

15 years ago today, I lost my mind. Yes, 2005 was fifteen years ago. Nervous breakdown; manic episode; pursued by police; committed to the state psychiatric hospital. Long story short. I've written about it extensively over the years, to process, to attempt to understand, to remember, to document. There are lots of things I don't… Continue reading Something for your Mind

Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Metta, Poetry, Relating

Metamorphasis Now

When a caterpillar enters its chrysalis, it dissolves itself, quite literally, into liquid. In this state, what was a caterpillar and will be a butterfly is neither one nor the other, it’s a sort of living soup. Within this living soup are the imaginal cells that will catalyse its transformation into winged maturity. May the… Continue reading Metamorphasis Now

Hatha Yoga Practice, New Paradigm in Practice

You need Yoga Nidra {Guided Deep Relaxation}

Yoga Nidra, the “sleep of the yogis,” is a powerful meditation practice. It’s an awesomely relaxing yogic power nap. Here’s how to do it: Lie down on your back in savasana, corpse pose. Take a few deep inhales and exhale loudly through the mouth. Let your body and mind relax. (It’s often said that savasana… Continue reading You need Yoga Nidra {Guided Deep Relaxation}

Connecting, Interbeing, The New Story

This American Strife

Since everything is but an apparition, Perfect in being what it is, acceptance or rejection Having nothing to do with good or bad, You might as well burst out laughing! ~Longchenpa No more death statistics. People are dying; this is known. People who can are staying home. I am staying home. Corona retreat, we call… Continue reading This American Strife

Connecting, Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, The New Story

Inseparable

Why lay yourself on the torturer’s rack of the past and future? The mind that tries to shape tomorrow beyond its capacities will find no rest. ~ Rumi, That lives in us I am a planner (Hard as I've tried not to be. I adore calendars, plotting, projections, itineraries, goals.) And now there are no… Continue reading Inseparable