Listening seems pretty simple and most of us move through our day continually engaging in conversations with family, friends and co-workers. It’s the foundation of any healthy relationship. But are we really listening? Daily we find ourselves distracted by cell phones, other people talking or even our own thoughts and feelings. Although we think that we
Everything is beautiful… in its own way. If any of our defense mechanisms could be called beautiful, it would be spiritual bypass. On the surface this looks good. I can be happy and I don’t ever have to feel sad again. But is this genuine? Truth is, it’s the same as any other defense mechanism;
Holding space is one of the highest gifts we can give to each other. We walk alongside them without judgment, with whatever shows up: opening and expanding our hearts so they can access theirs. Part of holding space is to allow all your senses to open. It is a way of being present and listening,
Relationships are one of our deepest issues tapping into the deep-rooted and innermost conditioning of our inner self. Relationships are all about intimacy and that can be daunting and risky especially for someone who has never had a model of how to build a healthy, emotional relationship. It can feel out of reach.
The reason we meditate may be as distinct and individual as we are. Inside of us there is an endless source of inner peace, stillness and joy. Even while our world is speeding up around us, no matter how crazy or unmanageable life feels, we can always tap into this flow which restores equanimity