Communicating, Dharma Teachings, Living from the Heart, Relating, The New Story

Breathing in Inspiration

To inspire. To inhale. To breathe in life, presence, peace. Inspiration, in the form of creative inspiration, the itch to write, paint, draw, sketch, sculpt, sing, dance, practice meditation, CREATE, comes and goes. Wouldn't it be too exhausting if we were constantly inspired? Constant happiness and pleasure and perfection, building a soft nest around ourselves… Continue reading Breathing in Inspiration

Dharma Teachings, Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, wisdom quotes

4 Enduring Teachings from a Dearly Departed Energy Healer

{Read the full, original post on Elephant Journal.} I pulled four Tarot cards that embody some of Kirsten's greatest teachings and have included several quotes below from the book she gifted me, The Mythic Tarot by Juliet Sharman-Burke and Liz Greene. May these symbols and messages be of benefit. Ace of Cups “The Ace of Cups heralds… Continue reading 4 Enduring Teachings from a Dearly Departed Energy Healer

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story, wisdom quotes

Tarot Inspiration Cards for 2019

In late December each year, I do a Tarot reading for the coming year. These cards serve as potent reminders of intention, rather than fortune-telling devices. These are the virtues and ideas we can strive toward throughout the coming months. Write any key words or phrases that resonate with you on your monthly calendar. Each card is… Continue reading Tarot Inspiration Cards for 2019

Dharma Teachings, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

Why Our Lives Are Not a Journey

https://vimeo.com/176370337 This video is a gift. The imagery may be a little over the top but the words and adorable British accent and candid tone of Zen teacher Alan Watts are well worth 4 and a half minutes of your day. Our cultural conditioning has us in a rat race. Achieve, achieve, achieve! Win! Don't… Continue reading Why Our Lives Are Not a Journey

Poetry

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dreaming waking sitting standing walking breathing  living  existing listening   looking   intending   imagining hearing   seeing   creating believing releasing (repeating) cooking eating cleaning dirtying hugging  kissing writing reading playing working speaking talking stretching dancing wondering    thanking    appreciating taking   giving laughing  crying it's good just being here.

Writings

What is “practice”? What is not practice?

1. Nothing is not practice. 2. We have our formal practice of hatha yoga, or mindfulness, or whatever, and we have our “informal” practice of life. We have meditation and “postmeditation.” 3. Formal practice is important. Essential. Sit down and shut up. Learn to concentrate the mind. Delve into the practical techniques of meditation. Gain… Continue reading What is “practice”? What is not practice?