This blog includes reflections, creative work and resources. It is a glimpse of one person's journey within the realm of inquiry, experience with the human body and spirit. Look for ideas rather than answers. No claims are made. Perfection is not implied. I write as inspired to do so. Take what works for you, leave the rest. If you share anything from this blog, either verbally or in writing, please do your best to give credit where credit is due. Thank you for visiting.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Gift of Fear

Gavin de Becker gives a very informative talk on intuition, how it's function differs from logic and anxiety/worry.


"Intuition is knowing something without knowing why."

Since creating this post I read his book The Gift of Fear. It is important and wonderfully informative!

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Courage & Peace of Malala

I Am Malala is an inspiring story about an intelligent and very brave girl. Malala Yousafzai is an advocate for education, specifically and initially for girls in Pakistan. Her story of being shot by the Taliban sparked within me the question of whether I have life-on-the-line courage paired with peacefulness. It is the pairing that makes Malala quite outstanding. It may be enlightening to allow the question to linger: where is courage? deep peace? do the two intertwine?

Winter Fog & Thunder

Opthamologist Drishti

Recently I underwent opthamology testing spread over two appointments. Where I had little experience with eye exams I had a considerable amount of resistance to the idea of anything touching my eyes, whether a puff of air, drops, fingers or an instrument. Everything was fine until the last examination where the opthamologist used a mirrored device that actually came in contact with each eye ball for several minutes. Oh boy. Well, I recruited drishti (gazing) practice from hatha yoga. It all came back: gazing at a spot on a wall during asana or seated for concentration (dharana) gazing at a candle and an orange dot. Instead of the previously mentioned points of focus it was the side of the doctor's ear as he suggested. It worked! I didn't blink but breathed, steadied my awareness on the eye sensations and released tension elsewhere in my body.