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

integrity check 699: shedding

The process of growth, development, and evolution: sometimes it means shedding an old skin, leaving old ways behind, the dying in the name of lifeā€”just like the cicadas who left these empty shells did. Sometimes we feel stuck, stagnant, frustrated because we refuse to let go. Sometimes we refuse to let go because we insist … Continue reading integrity check 699: shedding

fear reducer 110: will/ambition

Winter is the season corresponding to the yin Kidney/yang Urinary Bladder systems in Oriental Medicine. In the Five Phase doctrine describing interrelationships in the natural world, our present position in the solar cycle (sign of Aquarius) corresponds to the Water phase and the day-night movement of withdrawal/rest/sleep, preceded by Metal (autumn, Lung-Large Intestine, decline, dusk) … Continue reading fear reducer 110: will/ambition