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Change Happens – with Time and Practice

You can do this – relax in your body, love yourself, learn relationship skills, open your heart a little more, experience spacious mind… for moments at least – but it does take time and practice. That’s why it’s called a “practice,” not a “perfect”.

The work of waking up is a lifelong journey, not a 7 step program. You will be moving along a spiral path. Sometimes it may feel like you're going backwards.

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'Tis the Season to Be Healing: Thoughts on Ceremony

Hello dear one,
Short and sweet today as you may have many holiday parties to go to:

At Scott’s invitation, I recently met his Lakota teacher Arkan Lushwalla. I was inspired by how Arkan spoke about Ceremony in the Native American tradition: as a way for people to enter together a space of healing, clearing, and prayer; a place to go deep into the dark and wide into the light, and return with the gifts received so we can offer them to our radically troubled world.

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The Glass Is Already Broken

One day some people came to the master and asked "How can you be happy in a world of such impermanence, where you cannot protect your loved ones from harm, illness, and death?"

The master held up a glass and said, "Someone gave me this glass, and I really like it. It holds my water admirably and it glistens in the sunlight. I touch it, and it rings! One day the wind may blow it off the shelf, or my elbow may knock it from the table. I know this glass is already broken, so I enjoy it incredibly."

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Even Fierce Warrior Hearts Need Rest

Fellow human,

As Alice Walker says, hard times require furious dancing ... and also a place to be together, furious or not, where we can touch what is real in our hearts in the midst of so much uncertainty out there.
Perhaps you marched in the streets last Saturday. Perhaps you feel hopeful, or desperate, or all fired up. Perhaps like us, you are looking for what can nourish and sustain us when everything seems to fall apart.
Keep up your creative inquiry, self-discovery, deep play. Find a way to breathe and move with the entire mess of this human and political condition. Allow your fierce warrior heart a few moments of rest. And recharge.
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