Presence Including

Presence Including

Inhale. Sense of self. Exhale. Compassion. ~ Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening, p. 198   Inhaling, feeling the back of my heart, my root, my feet, my sense of self. Exhaling, allowing my heart to soften and open, to include others in a wide, compassionate embrace.  ...
the heart doesn’t try

the heart doesn’t try

  I’ve been a practicer all my life…   I’ve always been aware of how much there is to learn, to know, to grow into, to embody.   And I’ve felt that if I just… learn how to listen more openly, or understand the relationship between my inner child and my...
Grounding–yin or yang?

Grounding–yin or yang?

  Exploring and deepening my connection to the earth has been a big part of my journey over the years.   I’ve always felt grounded. People have commented on my solidity, my steadiness, my ease with the physical world. Partners have found my presence stabilizing and...
Smile into Spring

Smile into Spring

  Smile.   Yes, right now, just try it on your face. Notice how you feel right now. For me it’s instantly softer, more joyous, more at ease. Right. Now.   As we teach in Laughter Yoga, just the simple act of intentional smiling and laughter sparks the feel-good...
a thousand ways…

a thousand ways…

  What does it mean to be awake?   An age-old question, for sure.   If things aren’t going wrong in our lives, we sometimes don’t even know that we’re not very awake.   It can be so easy to glide along in the comfortable illusion of awakeness. I’m fine.  I don’t let...

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