The mind simulates situations and reads threats into them, quite innocently, to make sense of uncomfortable sensations and unpleasant feelings. As a result we end up seeing in our visual field more than what’s there. We may see a monster in our spouse, an enemy in our friends, etc., and we do so by projecting malicious intentions onto others’ behavior when we are bothered by our own sensations. In a sense, the bodily sensations warp our our visual field: we actually see the world not with the eyes but rather with the flesh. … More Seeing With The Flesh: How our bodies tell us what to see and how to see it
Wisdom may be born in the mountains but it lives in the city; it blossoms only when Zarathustra returns from the mountains. Wisdom is not a thinking affair; it is a living being. Wisdom is not about perfection; it is about wholeness. Wisdom can’t be found in the books; it is through and through the heart’s business. Facts may become more complex, but wisdom always remains simple. … More Wisdom: The Embodied Intelligence
I feel a tingling sensation in my legs; it feels so uncomfortable that I’m compelled to fold my legs or sit cross-legged. My breathing is so shallow I feel I am out of breath. It feels like there is a black-hole in my chest trying to pull me inside. All of this started out of … More Abandoning your fear of abandonment? Don’t!
It’s been a while since my last post, and I didn’t decide to come here because there was a piece inside me in need of expression. I am here just to challenge myself, to sit down to write in spite of having nothing to say. And perhaps something will come out of nothing. It’s been … More The Gift of Vulnerability
Keeping your worst fears at a distance will always keep you in fear. Instead, if you muster the courage to invite your fears into your embodied self, your experience of them will undergo the following 5-fold transformations: Unpleasant, painful, excruciating, unbearable, funny Fear is a mask worn by your disowned parts in order to draw … More Love your Fears