SINGING IN THE RAIN We try to capture our embodied lives, our ever-changing mom…

SINGING IN THE RAIN We try to capture our embodied lives, our ever-changing moment-by-moment experience, in words. We try to convey the infinite depths of our first-hand experience using finite concepts, little black squiggles, second-hand, learned sounds (many of which we assimilated when we were infants) that are fixed and unchanging from day to day. Words are of memory, and memory will never touch the aliveness we know as our own presence...

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POSITIVELY NEGATIVE "…There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking mak…

POSITIVELY NEGATIVE "…There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so…" – William Shakespeare Some people say, "Focus on the positive. Ignore the negative". But underneath this is a massive assumption about reality. A thought or feeling is never 'positive' or 'negative' until we label it as such, until we compare it with its 'opposite', until we cling to...

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SHIT WARRIORS Sometimes, despite your best efforts and intentions, despite your…

SHIT WARRIORS Sometimes, despite your best efforts and intentions, despite your incredible 'spiritual progress', you just feel like shit. So, feel like shit! Where is the problem, in actuality, when you dive fearlessly into the heart of that unique experience? Feel like shit, but consciously so! Dive in, knowingly! And discover that 'feeling like shit' can be the most spiritual feeling of all, a fresh (and much...

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What happens when, just for a moment, we stay with our pain, our fear, our doubt…

What happens when, just for a moment, we stay with our pain, our fear, our doubt, our discomfort, our grief, our broken heart, even our numbness, without trying to change it, or fix it, or numb ourselves to it, or get rid of it in any way? What happens when, even when we feel like leaving, abandoning the moment for the promise of a future salvation, we stay, sitting with the raw, unfiltered, boundlessly alive life-energy that is simply trying to...

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