Easing tension–honoring what’s in front of us

As mentioned in our last post, one way to ease tension (and thus mental, emotional, and physical pain/suffering) is the practice of honoring what's in front of us for what it is and what it isn't. How does such a practice benefit us? Honoring what's in front of us is a form of acceptance. Acceptance … Continue reading Easing tension–honoring what’s in front of us

14 practices for easing tension

Honor what's in front of you for what it is and what it isn't. Recognize your expectations of how things should or should not be. Recognize that back of expectations is the duo of anger and fear. Practice willingness to listen. Practice willingness to see from the opponent's perspective Recollect that like many trees grow … Continue reading 14 practices for easing tension

wellness supporter 706: lower back

While acupuncture soon to be covered by Medicare for chronic lower back pain is an exciting development in the integration of traditions, we would also want to be concerned about yet another repetition of our error in treating the symptom (however effectively) but leaving the root untouched. In general, health is a product of several … Continue reading wellness supporter 706: lower back