Jude: Those of us interested in meditation are well familiar with the benefits of relaxation, peace, and ease. But at the other end of the spectrum there are complementary practices of ecstatic movement. In meditation we settle into our experience as it is, while with the practice of ecstatic movement we are stirring things up, moving … Continued
Jude: Lately I’ve been realizing that one of the most important aspects of meditation is learning the ins and outs of our own unique nervous system. My own system has an ever present buzz, a feeling that there’s some problem somewhere that needs fixing, and every time I’d sit down to meditate my mind would race … Continued
Jude: We exist. But how often do we really appreciate it? Take the time to really look around and take stock of the vast improbability of it all? Sure, there’s a lot to be critical of. If I crafted existence, I’d definitely change a few things. But I didn’t craft it, I’m just living in it, … Continued
Jude: When I was young I thought growth was about accumulation: Learning more and acquiring more skills and knowledge. Now I realize it’s more like coming apart and then coming back together again, and continuing this process over and over. It’s often the impulse to hold onto what we know that keeps us stuck, so we’re … Continued
Jude: This one is exploring the old saying ‘Feeling is Healing’. But it’s not always that easy, thoughts can be scary, and sometimes they plain suck. So we’re approaching with caution; finding a nice space, and dipping into the discomfort, then running back to safety before we lose our nerve. Back and forth we go!