Conscious Embodiment:

The Practice of Being Present

 

 

What Does it Mean to Be Present?

Post date: Jun 25 2016 - 7:35am

We hear more and more about the importance of "being present... in the here and now".
 
What does that mean?
 
Like many things, we can quickly grasp a superficial understanding of the concept, and think that we have "gotten it."
 
We can learn or develop some...Read more

Illness, Injury, and the Invitation to being Present

Post date: Jun 5 2016 - 11:45am

A few years ago, I was looking forward to taking some time off from work and getting some things done around the house. Being self-employed, I have the freedom to take time off when I want to - and the pressures that cause me to not take as much time off as I'd like, or as I need.
 
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Adrenal Fatigue: the Challenge to be Present

Post date: May 22 2016 - 10:01am

I have had a few bouts of adrenal fatigue, now. The worst was the first one and luckily, subsequent ones have not been as severe as that. But they are nonetheless debilitating.
 
If you don't know what adrenal fatigue is, it is worth reading up on. Many people can be diagnosed with...Read more

Holding on

Post date: May 8 2016 - 10:46am

We hold on to the way things were.
 
We hold on to the way things should be.
 
We hold on to the things that were said.
 
We hold on to the things that were done.
 
We hold on to the things that were promised.
 
We hold on to the way we...Read more

Letting Go

Post date: May 1 2016 - 11:38am

How many times have you read, or heard, or been told, that you need to "let go"? To let go of what someone said, to let go of something that happened, to let go of what you wish had happened, but didn't.
 
It isn't hard to understand that when you're holding on to past hurts, regrets...Read more

Happiness

Post date: Apr 14 2016 - 4:01pm

What does the word "happy" mean to you?

 

For a long time, I thought that my meaning for the word was perhaps different than other people's. But lately, I realized that I actually use the word in two different ways, with two different meanings.

 

One is, "I feel...Read more

Wanting to Be Heard

Post date: Mar 29 2016 - 9:43pm

It is amazing how often that, in wanting to be heard, we react to others in ways that make it difficult for those people to hear us.
 
Sometimes, we do this by causing them to feel not heard.
 
Wanting to be heard is, of course, a normal desire. Whether...Read more

Cravings, Desire, Fears, and Longing

Post date: Mar 13 2016 - 11:35am

Cravings, desires, fears, and longing are familiar feelings, experienced by most people, some of the time. In practicing mindfulness, we try to be aware of such thoughts and feelings that come up, and to simply be with them, without getting pulled into them.
 
Whether you...Read more

The Stories We Tell

Post date: Feb 27 2016 - 5:01pm

As human beings, we are constantly in the process of making stories. We construct our ideas about ourselves and our ideas about reality through the stories we create. Some of these stories we are conscious of: stories we tell to other people about ourselves, about our lives,...Read more

Presence

Post date: Jun 8 2015 - 12:46pm

 
I have neglected this blog over the past few months as I focus on finishing and then making revisions to manuscript for my book Listen to Your Heart. We are currently in the final copy editing phase! I was also preparing a workshop which I presented at the Association...Read more

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