Archive for June 27, 2016

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One Brick at a Time

  I’d planned to but almost didn’t write this post today. I’m tired, sore, and grouchy. Later, I thought. Maybe tomorrow. Then I remembered what I’d written on the About page of this blog: “On this site, I hope to explore what it is to experience this life from the perspective of inner truth and knowing. To strip away the stuff and look at what’s underneath and inside. Who we really are.”...

Teaching Children to Honor their Inner Wisdom

  Babies and very young children trust themselves completely. Only after they’ve been domesticated a bit do they begin to overwrite their inner wisdom with the ideas of right/wrong and better/worse subscribed to by the people in their lives. Ideally, we’d raise children to be fully themselves in every moment and every situation. Realistically, we need to teach them to abide by at least some social norms....

Meditation, Part Two: Finding Answers to Your Questions

  Meditation is wonderful for calming overwhelm and settling our nervous systems. It’s also a fabulous way to find answers to any questions or issues we’re wrestling with. I believe we all know the right thing to do. All the time, in every situation. Knowing what’s right, wanting to do that right thing, and actually doing it are three separate things, of course. Still, deep down, we always at least know....

Meditation, Part One: Getting Started

  There have been times in my life when outside forces presented emotional challenges and pain so deep I felt they might swallow me whole. While meditation has been important to me in my everyday life, it has also played a huge role in seeing me through the painful stretches. People seem to belong to one of three camps when it comes to meditation....

Stop, Drop, and Breathe

  When firefighters visit classrooms to teach kids about fire safety, they almost certainly introduce the emergency procedure known as Stop, Drop, and Roll. Children are taught that while they should always avoid fires, if their clothes do catch fire, they need to act immediately. Three steps are to be taken:...