Opening holistic awareness within ourselves involves developing dimensions of consciousness that are not ordinarily used in everyday life. These dimensions are more akin to contemplation and meditation. The exercises we propose in this series (and throughout our e-training, online courses and our programs) will help to free conditioned thought patterns, and expand perception.
We live in a fast-paced world of instant gratification and quick fixes and it’s taking its toll on our souls. Our souls are nourished by love, connection, meaning, truth and beauty.We are inwardly moved by the works of true artisans who, through years of devotion, have mastered a discipline that allows them to skillfully extract something[…]
At a high school in Iowa, students played a prank on school officials. They let three goats loose inside the school painted with the number: 1, 2 and 4 on their sides.
A Zen koan of the early 13th century tells of two young Buddhist monks watching a flag flapping in the wind. In contemplating the flag, the two monks began to argue about what they were observing.
What we hold onto most strongly, as if our life depended on it, is what we identify with: our point of view, our opinions, our ideas, beliefs and anything or everything that we consider part of our identity. A “holding on” that is the basis of all disease: both individually and collectively.