A memory aid for rapid application of Somatic Experiencing technique for PTSD discharge. Numbered text below taken verbatim from p. 75-76 of Dr. Peter Levine’s In An Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness. I strongly recommend purchasing and reading the book, and working personally with an experienced practitioner before attempting to […]Read more "SEPTEMBER Somatic Experiencing Mnemonic"
A persistent topic among my Insight Meditation circle of friends is that of anatta — non-self. On this theme, a quote from Tricycle’s Daily Dharma was recently shared: The Limited Mask of SelfOf all the words we use to disguise the hollowness of …Read more "Evolving into Love through Self and Non-Self"
A friend recently asked me about my view on how to get started with meditation. Here’s my answer in the form of five keys. The first key is — know that meditation is anything that centers you, purposefully. Different people at different times in …Read more "Getting started with meditation"
In response to this article from Dr. Aseem Shukla in the Washington Post online entitled The Theft of Yoga, and comments from Deepak Chopra and many others — Love and Light to you all! In the healthy debate over the origins and intentions of yoga…Read more "Paths Many–Truth One"
If there’s any part of my body in need of healing, whether from a fall or other injury, from being ill, or tension caused by stress, sadness or resentment — there’s a simple healing visualization meditation using the breath that I’ve found …Read more "Healing Visualization Meditation"
I wanted to conclude the year with a meditation on what proved to be an interesting year for me. I got engaged and unengaged. The latter being the hardest thing I’d ever gone through, and I’ve been through my share of tough things. I also began te…Read more "Reflections on 2009"