I gave up
On healing my trauma
I gave up
On practicing the skills
To become whole
Today I gave up
Into that ever elusive
Better version of myself
Today I submitted
To the wound of love
I stopped pointing at it
Looking at it
I stopped this game of separation
I crawled inside the wound
And spread it open
I decided to wear it like a gown
I accepted my total and utter
To be anything else
Silent awareness is mostly drawn to light, sound, color, beauty, movement, patterns and contrast.
How we can uncover the traumas embedded in our social body and work together to heal these wounds
21st-Century science is on the verge of recreating the processes that may have brought life into being
Daniel Siegel answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
In a passionate presentation in praise of emotion, Zhen Dao offers a reframe of the traditional dichotomy…
James Fadiman fieds questions at SAND18 US
This presentation will explore the nature of the psychic realm, where it fits into the spiritual spectrum, and how to avoid the common pitfalls and potential to get stuck there.
An "immersion" lecture into the world of psylocibin, mycelium and evolution of consciousness
As the outdated patriarchal structures rise up in backlash to their inevitable downfall, the need for a more sustainable world paradigm couldn’t be greater
Stuart Hameroff, co-founder of the Toward a Science of Consciousness conference, follows a brief overview…
Fritjof Capra answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US
This talk explains current research into the structures within the brain
Our human-ness will become more and more threatened by AI
Women mystics and wisdom beings across the spiritual traditions
Cognition, or mind, is the very process of life itself, which requires neither a brain nor a nervous system
What may or may not be appropriate behavior for a spiritual teacher?
Is there any behavior that we can say for certain is unique to humans?
Mirabai Starr in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US
Charles Eisenstein answers questions from the audience at SAND18 US.
How can there be intelligence without consciousness?
To think of the human stage as simply for enlightenment shortchanges the potential of humanity.
The mystery and power of the creative process can perhaps be best understood through the lens of the birthing process.
Creativity can be seen as a state of natural flow...
When we engage in the distortion that the relative plane is separate from the absolute, we ignore the reality of the illusion.
Dzogchen, the bardo, sleep and the yoga of dreams
Being fully human requires the awakening of the deep Heart as well as the full embrace of the vulnerable human heart.
When we know ourselves as this whole which subsumes everything, we cease to diminish or dismiss the mystery of being human
How the experienced self is put together out of memories and feelings.
The “awe-full” qualities of horror and terror may share essential roots with those underlying transformative states such as flow, awe, presence, timelessness and ecstasy.
The source of capacity to optimize our experience...
Discover the world of magic mushrooms
In this memorable conversation from SAND 18 Peter Levine, the father of trauma therapy work, and Thomas Huebl, a spiritual teacher known for his work integrating healing of collective trauma, discuss the relationship between healing trauma and...
Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares…
Peter Russell explains that most human beings—unlike animals—focus on the past and the future, which means they spend their time in a state of discontent.
What does it take to recognize our true human qualities and express them in the world?
A four-billion-year-old cycling evolutionary engine of creation lifted us improbable and beautiful human beings into existence.
What if we put into every day practice the scientific truths that we know?
Awakened living realizes that the absolute and the relative dimensions of our Being are simply “not-two.”
We explore the idea that perceptual experiences do not approximate properties of an “objective” world
Can you live "IN" the Dream world with absolute integrity and authenticity
Unveil the obstacles that block creativity and host them in a way...
Donald Hoffman reminds us that we can predict people's choices up to seven seconds before they are conscious of making that choice.
How do the different spiritual traditions view being human?
Nonduality and Healing from Trauma - The Realization Process
At the 2018 SAND Conference, David Ellzey physically and wordlessly tells the story that resolves the seeming paradox of being both human and transcendent.
Rupert Spira in conversation
In the midst of a global lion crisis that treats Africa’s most sacred animals as a killing commodity...
Peter Russell in conversation with the audience at SAND18 US.
Bob Thurman delights the audience at SAND 2018 with his lighthearted approach to the wisdom and the…
Daniel Siegel introduces the Wheel of Awareness, a representation of the structure of mind. Research…
Where do you see a window you can open for a subtle sacrament to slip into your day?
Give yourself permission to rest and receive lullabies for your heart.
Meanwhile, someplace in the world, somebody is making love and another a poem.
God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night.
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