We never value or even see some things in our lives until we are just about to lose them.
This is particularly true of health. When we are in good health,
we are so busy in the world that we never even notice how well we are.
Illness comes and challenges everything about us. It unmasks all pretension.
When you are really ill, you cannot mask it.
Illness also tests the inner fiber and luminosity of your soul.
It is very difficult to take illness well.
Yet it seems that if we treat our illness as something external
that has singled us out, and we battle and resist it,
the illness will refuse to leave.
On the other hand, we must not identify ourselves with our illness.
A visit to a hospital often shows that very ill people are more alive
to life's possibilities than the medical verdict would ever allow or imagine.
When we learn to see our illness as a companion or friend,
it really does change the way the illness is present.
The illness changes from a horrible intruder to a companion
who has something to teach us. When we see what we have to learn
from an illness, then often the illness can gather itself and begin to depart...
Sometimes, when you see a thing as the enemy,
you only reinforce its presence and power over you...
Held openly, as a friend, this bit of unknown aliveness
may take you on an amazing journey to places you may have never anticipated.
Such attention enriches and deepens gentleness and presence.
Gurdjieff Ensemble filmed at Karahunj prehistoric archeological site in Syunik province, in Armenia.
We spent the hour with Sophie as she shared numerous writings and musing on being good soil
Take your well-disciplined strengths and stretch them between two opposing poles. Because inside human beings is where God learns.
Alixa Garcia, of the spoken word duo Climbing PoeTree, and Java Rahm, on the Kora, perform live for the Bioneers audience.
And when two people have loved each other see how it is like a scar between their bodies, stronger, darker, and proud;
Mary Magdalene’s confessions reveal a sensual world of love and betrayal, magic and mystery, hidden within the Gospels
Zen Buddhism and its relation to Nonduality, the symbolism of the ensō (円相, "circular form") calligraphy, and the Heart Sutra
From the Wisdom of Trauma 'Talks on Trauma' Series – All Access Pass
Canadian artist focused on the relationships of cosmic patterning, divine intelligence, the environment and the interconnectivity of all life forms
These songs — the oldest musical expressions of the slave experience in this country — still have a lot to teach us about how we think about death and dignity.
a blissful exploration of Indian classical music
The legendary singer discusses her Buddhist practice with Lion's Roar Magazine
Indigenous Australian singer/songwriter Gurrumul's music video 'Wiyathul', taken from the album 'Gurrumul'.
First Native American composer to win Pulitzer Prize on his experimental process
Exploring the concepts of Listening in Dreams, Deep Listening, Black Quantum Futurism, and Quantum Listening
A 1911 painting conveying how silence is a portal to the mysterious.
highlighting some shimmering jewels from the first 50 episodes of the podcast's 1-year anniversary
16th Century devotional poet who composed over 1,000 devotional bhajans expressing her love for Lord Krishna.
Exploring the deep sound medicine of Laura and the implications of living in a world of sound
Remembering the late great singer and activist with this interview and performance from Irish TV on her own interspiritual journey through music
A new story from Sophie read at the Sophie Strand was a guest speaker at Bayo Akomolafe's webinar The Wandering, Winding Way of the Wound webinar
We need Afrofuturism; not as a box to put people in, but as a lens with which to change the way we imagine and actualize an inclusive future. A future where Black people are in control of their own destinies.
Stephen Levine with a poem on forgiveness and a reevaluation of our so-called enemies.
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