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Defensiveness

We worked with a lesson today that actually talks about defensiveness, and that each time we defend ourselves against something, we’re actually declaring an inherent weakness about ourselves that needs defended.

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Little Willingness

Hear the full short audio on What’s Alive with me, and our community, as I discuss my little willingness to work the principles to support me through …. life. ❤

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Taking Our Practice With US

In the past two weeks I have had two separate clients share with me a similar sentiment. They are disciplined and committed to morning practice, but it’s something separate than the rest of their day.
Here are my thoughts, and an invitation to integrate the practice in our out-in-the-world, day-to-day living…. where it’s intended to support us most. ❤

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“Truth will correct all errors in my mind.”

“Can you imagine what a state of mind without illusions is? How it would feel? Try to remember when there was a time, perhaps a minute, maybe even less, when nothing came to interrupt your peace, when you were certain you were loved and safe.Then try to picture what it would be like to have that moment be extended to the end of time and to eternity. Then, let the sense of quiet that you felt be multiplied 100 times and then be multiplied another hundred more. And now, you have a hint, not more than just the faintest intimation of the state your mind will rest in when the truth has come.”

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Meditation, Clarity & Worthiness

This short talk points to a parallel between being clear-minded as we take breaks from drinking and the clarity that comes from meditation.  Unexpectedly, it takes us straight to – worthiness. ❤

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The ego speaks first, and the ego speaks loudest.

This is a direct invitation to incorporate spiritual principles of love and forgiveness into your daily meditation practice. These are principles that support us in our joy, and begin to release us from the pain and suffering of anger and judgement.

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Built for Connection

It can be helpful to know how some of the things that we’ve developed have developed.. understanding that when we’re young and our nervous system isn’t fully developed, to be able to soothe through a situation; that leaves an imprint.

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Youth & Educators

If we would just say, learn how to regulate your nervous system and go in with that embodied nervous system, all those other variables are in play automatically.

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