Energy and Calm

Seishin: Some meditation techniques instruct us to only observe the breath or body without changing it. In today’s meditation we’ll do something different — we’ll cultivate a breath and body that is simultaneously energetic and calm. In this exploration, we see how these seemingly paradoxically opposite aspects are not only compatible, but actually support each other … Continued

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The Paradox of Change

Jude: Some time ago I encountered what is called The Paradoxical Theory of Change.  It essentially states that by trying to make change happen, we sometimes become more stuck; and change often happens as the result of giving up the fight and coming to a full-body acceptance of where we are.  I’ve since noticed another embodiment of this … Continued

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The Rock Face

Avi: As we form our worldviews, more and more parts of our experience become ordered, automatically tiled over with convienient conceptual tags. Yet even the most comprehensive conceptual schema has its limits. What I call “the rock face” is the very edge of your constructed reality. It’s where sense meets non-sense, where the rational comingles with … Continued

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