Category Archives: Practices

Zen Practice

Watch your mind, how it comes into being, how it operates. As you watch your mind, you discover yourself as the watcher. When you stand motionless, only watching, you discover your self as the light behind the watcher. The source … Continue reading

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A message from your body…..

I crave your attention. Every muscle wishes to thrill with your attention. To tense and release, and release! My blood calls to continue the nurturance, the diversity of foods, the sweetness of water, the soft clean air. My skin yearns … Continue reading

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What coaching is about

We can make our minds so like still water that beings gather about us that they may see, it may be, their own images, and so live for a moment with a clear, perhaps even with a fiercer life because … Continue reading

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How brave we are

Deep in the Cedarberg mountains, deep in a valley, lies a deep pool surrounded by high rocks. Why would we shed our comfortable clothes and stand near naked on the cliff, willing ourselves to step off into the drop? A … Continue reading

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Running

If we push on, running harder, deeper into the loneliness, further away from the world and the structure of our lives, we begin to feel strangely elated, detached yet at the same time connected, connected to ourselves. With nothing but … Continue reading

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Waking up

Wisdom teaching about waking up: when we are able to notice what we are doing now, to experience our current state completely and without judgment, the old patterns will begin to fall away. The Wisdom of the Enneagram

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Conscious embodiment and the experience of flow

How do we do the big work and stay and expansive and inclusive – even under stress? Wendy Palmer’s work on conscious embodiment is profound. She teaches a centering practice to consciously make use of our larger energy field or … Continue reading

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Bikram and backbone

All of us need “backbone” to take real leadership in our own lives. This is our ability to set goals and stick to them, to set boundaries and hold them clear. There are many ways to develop and sustain a healthy … Continue reading

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The place of greatest potential

In manifesting what we want in our lives, Otto Scharmer writes about putting ourselves in the place of greatest potential for that to happen. For a river flowing downward to the sea, a waterfall is the place of greatest potential. … Continue reading

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I made a mistake

Such is the daring required to truly make a mistake that improvisation artists practice applauding when one of their group makes a mistake. The mistake-maker bows deeply and declares with utmost dignity: “I made a mistake.” The group then applaud … Continue reading

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