I have experienced many blessings and learned some great lessons from going through this trauma. Those things I will keep with me always. But I’m not celebrating a death, or remembering a soul tormented by demons today, I am giving thanks that I breathe, live and am here in this moment. The same as every day.
A strong and yet supple sense of who you are encourages self-reliance and autonomy. It means you are confident that the answers lie inside you instead of with someone else. It allows you to lay open your heart and fall into the heart of another without losing yourself. It lets you love your dark places without fear that they will drive people away.
I read a lot about self-love and self acceptance. Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning in the same clichés. I’m guilty of talking about abstract hippy shit myself.
I’m one of the lucky ones who has done it. I have transformed from someone full of self-loathing to self-love without therapy and without medical intervention. So what did I do?
The tour guide is a Buddhist nun. She is young, Asian, and beautiful in spite of, or maybe because of her shaved head. She reminds me of Tripitaka, the Buddhist boy priest in the cult TV series Monkey. I wonder for a moment if the majority of my Buddhist education comes from television. No wonder I am confused.
Genpo Roshi (Dennis Merzel) is a former Zen Buddhist who teaches the practice of Big Mind. I watched one of his videos last night which was a process that unpicks all the different “voices” we have as part of the self, what they do for us and why they need to be heard. The process… Read More
I’ve always struggled with meditation. David Deida says that feminine essence is about being filled and masculine essence is about being empty. Meditation is becoming empty. Or so they say. This week I have been meditating according to the principles in the Presence Process. It involves sitting with the emotions of fear, anger and sadness… Read More
When I think my pain is unbearable, that life is cruel and unfair, and that somehow I’ve been singled out for unimaginable grief, the Universe reminds me that I am not alone. I feel your grief, your pain and your emptiness. It reverberates across time and space to link up with mine and with all… Read More
Destination : I am searching for happiness Journey : I am happy Destination : I will be in the best shape of my life Journey : My body is perfect right here and now for this moment in my life Destination : I will get married and live happily ever after Journey : I am… Read More
Since hearing Marianne Williamson talk on Saturday, I’ve wanted to be just like her. The path I thought I should take was A Course In Miracles because that’s what she believes. On Monday I started out on Day One of the Course. By Tuesday afternoon I wanted to give up. It wasn’t right for me.… Read More