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Creating New Futures Podcast

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“If there is a purpose to this life, I would say it’s to evolve ourselves – that what we have to give comes from us. And the only way we can give as much as we have is to develop ourselves.” I was a guest on Create New Futures with Aviv Shahar. We talked about […]

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A Meditation Hack for Stillness

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I keep hearing people say that meditation isn’t about quieting or stilling the mind. ??!??!?? For me it is. It’s about stilling and calming the mind, emotions and nervous system. Perhaps what they mean is that you don’t focus on quieting the mind in meditation because that would put you into wrangling with your every […]

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Mindfulness and the Dark Night of the Soul

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There’s is a downside to meditation that people don’t talk about much. In spiritual circles, it’s called the ‘dark night of the soul’. It can show up in a few ways. Meditation calms your nervous system. It also frequently creates new levels of awareness for people. The latter can lead to some unexpected challenges. Difficult […]