Stop merely coping!
Meditation is like a vaccination that protects you from chronic worry, anger, low moods and stress.
Why Wilderness Meditation Retreats?
“The wilderness is healing, a therapy for the soul.”
We had a wonderful trip to Morong Falls in Kanangra-Boyd National Park. The several healing and empowering rituals spread out over the four days really deepened the experience individually and collectively. Participants reported awakening to their inner peace and freedom and finding the courage and strength to face challenges outside of their comfort zone. Wild Meditations is a sort of nature ...Continue Reading →
The Enneagram can serve as a map for the the Hero’s Journey as described by Joseph Campbell. In my book I describe the way the Buddha went through these phases in his Heroic Journey to Enlightenment. You can use the questions below to guide your journey of awakening to your full potential or to help others. The compulsions of personality type are the tendency to get stuck in one phase of the journey.
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Do you find yourself getting caught up in a stressful state of mind that makes it hard to enjoy your family, friends and other simple joys of life––a beautiful sunrise, cool winter air on your face, the taste of good food, your child’s recount of their day, the warmth and tenderness of a hug?
Do you lose trust in yourself and make life harder for yourself at home, on the road or at work by working, overthinking or being too hard ...Continue Reading →
Bateson defines mind as processes of transformation that disclose a hierarchy of logical types immanent in the phenomena. To understand how something works or what purpose it serves, requires making distinctions within the wholeness of our experience. If we are simply ...Continue Reading →
The Evolutionary Paradigm
Evolution involves not only survival, but also innovation. Nature has provided an extraordinary example of this in the Wollemi Pine, recently discovered in Australia, appears to be a true “living fossil.” It is most closely related to extinct species of Araucariaceae in the fossil record in southern Australia about 50 million years ago, and as a species it had worldwide distribution in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods 200 to 65 million years ago. Since that time, trees have ...Continue Reading →
It is our experience of essential space that puts our petty attachments and the self-imposed limitations into perspective, like the vastness of Outer Space reminds us that Earth is but a speck of dust in a universe of billions of galaxies. At phase FIVE the old boundaries of the way we have thought about, and interacted with, the world continue to dissolve or fall away. It is in space within which our mental activity of generating images, sounds, words ...Continue Reading →
In this cutting edge interview psychologist and neuroscientist Rick Hanson discusses what he is currently exploring in his own spiritual practice. He describes how each of us can follow in the footsteps of realised masters and recognise the intrinsic qualities of nowness, wholeness, all-ness and oneness. These ways of experiencing life are always present, but our habitual ...Continue Reading →
The circle of the Enneagram represents the unified field of creation and like white light –– when filtered through a prism separates into the colors of the rainbow –– can be divided into its essential qualities. Each segment on the continuum around the circle represents an essential quality. These qualities are essential for a soulful life and, like a light shining through a stained-glass window; they bring beauty and meaning to the undifferentiated white light shining into the lives of ...Continue Reading →