Salt only hurts when there’s a wound

Someone else’s salt. Your wound and pain. Their salt didn’t your wound create. Their salt just revealed to you the opening, the break. Like a canary in the coal mine, The pain calls to you that Something is awry. Go to the pain. See it for what it is. Diving into the pain frees youContinue reading “Salt only hurts when there’s a wound”

The Irony of Desire

Is there irony in desire? Just as a stone thrown into the water causes ripples across the surface (and below it) we radiate our energy out into the world.  What we send out is also eventually reflected back to us. It is said that what we desire, desires us. The Law of Attraction. Is this really the case,Continue reading “The Irony of Desire”

Impermanence

And I wonder When I sing along with you If everything could ever feel this real forever If anything could ever be this good again The only thing I’ll ever ask of you You gotta promise not to stop when I say when… -Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters “Everlong” Fall brings about the condition of changeContinue reading “Impermanence”

Walking in Another’s Shoes

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” -Henry David Thoreau The morning schedule was busy with patients who needed physical therapy reassessments and evaluations. This meant writing two notes per patient, testing each patient and “extra” brain work to analyze the test scores. The headacheContinue reading “Walking in Another’s Shoes”

May we be free of this: Tonglen Meditation

Freedom. Freedom from pain. Freedom from suffering. Freedom from that which no longer serves. Freedom from attachment. Freedom to be ourselves. Freedom to be. Can you guess what my “word of the year” might be?  I’ll give you three chances and only the first one is right… Yes, it is freedom. After seeing The Elephant Journal article about TonglenContinue reading “May we be free of this: Tonglen Meditation”

Shadows of Death

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadows of death, I shall fear no evil. – Psalm 23 In Buddhism, Shiva, the creator and the destroyer, represents the process of breaking down that needs to occur prior to being able to build back up. Nature is filled with examples of this idea of deathContinue reading “Shadows of Death”

This, again?!

I’ve already done this. This path is not new. I’ve walked this road and conquered it….so why am I here? Why this, again?! I want to scream. I want to claw out of this body. “The longer you resist, the longer you spin in this energy of confusion,” my quiet inner voice responds. “But, but,Continue reading “This, again?!”

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