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Breath in the Body in the Boy

Tenderness through birth and through death makes landing and take-off smoother. 🙂 Every thought, has a birth and later, a death. Imbued with tenderness and loving kindness (along with a pinch of passion & purity), it’s more likely to live a … Continue reading

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Season for Leaving

This poem was inspired by a leaf  found during a walk near home. As I held, admired then placed it, thoughts of resilience and mortality visited. Though not in a hurry to leave the tree of life & this material … Continue reading

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Trauma and Peace

Prickle and Peace My living room Buddha and cactus inspire a possible sequence for getting to the informed and compassionate action required for healing and transforming the gargantuan backlog of accumulated and self-perpetuating trauma in our human race (whew – … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Sound

by Hugh Smiley Watching David Suzuki’s Sonic Magic – the Wonder and Science of Sound, I was struck (like a bell) by the ferocious shift in big city ‘soundscapes’ over the last century. The ringing of church bells, once heard … Continue reading

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The Voice of the Therapist

The Therapist’s Voice in Mindfulness-Based, Body-Centered Psychotherapy (a workshop) The human vocal apparatus is part of the body and much more. We create (or destroy) our worlds through words we speak and sing, sounds we utter. Different qualities of the … Continue reading

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East meets West: Dorje and Medicine Wheel

This is a Tibetan Dorje (Vajra in Sanskrit) meaning both thunderbolt and diamond. Additionally, it is a weapon which is used as a ritual object to symbolize both the properties of a diamond (indestructibility) and a thunderbolt (irresistible force). There’s … Continue reading

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Single-Pane Protection

February frost on my office window. Love the juxtaposition of the hot, desert plants just inches away from freezing Arctic air (40 below zero). If the single-pane window were to be opened, the plants would die. Their defence mechanisms (thorns … Continue reading

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Is the Golden Age here?

“We are the ones we have been waiting for.” (part of a Hopi prophecy, also used by Afro-American poet June Jordan). Power to the People, and the People to Truth. The first inklings of the dawn of the Hindu Sat … Continue reading

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Listening Deeply

Listening to the Inner Sound or Audible Life Stream is a wave of the future. Most people don’t know about it and have not heard it or at least are not aware that they have. The sound is not only … Continue reading

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