The Value of Resilience

  Some reflections worthy of exploration from the evolving science of positive psychology, blended with balance to considerations on art, personal development and age-old wisdoms, such as the value of resilience. Elegantly framed with a pleasant variety of twists and turns via the associated links, making for a nice Sunday afternoon contemplation if you take…

The question is, when is the last time that you had a great conversation?

“In old notions of growth and development there was always this idea…that somehow we needed something to push against in order to grow. Now there’s almost a feeling that growth should be delivered to us… Around us, the forces are not kind in terms of either recognizing, awakening or encouraging beauty. But, actually, this should…

Kintsugi

“I started to reflect quietly on my journey…looking at the place I am now. My heart had broken in so many pieces, I never thought it could be mended. And yet, it has…one thread of gold at a time, one thread of love at a time. I remember your talking about alchemy. I think I…

Intent

I know I’m late in getting something worthwhile on this blog after the recent Los Angeles workshop. This is just a little gesture to celebrate the brilliance and unusually enthusiastic willingness of all of you who participated in this adventure. My sincere appreciation for your depth and sincerity of engagement. Here’s a little write-up I…

Silences in which you can actually breathe again…

“… Silences in which you can actually breathe again, and breathe in a way in which your body is not tense or set against the world — you know? A silence in which there’s a sense of spaciousness and of discovery … There’s a way in which we’ve been treating ourselves as some kind of…

A small gesture toward celebrating…

A small gesture toward celebrating the young women who go out of their way to include a fuller spectrum of consideration in our questions about personal development. There’s something refreshingly invigorating, and relieving, in a voluptuous dialogue inclusive of the more complex and sometimes difficult aspects of living. Just love these titles… There’s More to…

“The greatest human endeavor is to bring imagination’s yearning into the preset limitations of a circumstance that won’t allow for it. You could say that this is how we create heaven on earth, at least for and in that moment.”

“The greatest human endeavor is to bring imagination’s yearning into the preset limitations of a circumstance that won’t allow for it. You could say that this is how we create heaven on earth, at least for and in that moment.” (Photo from Aleppo by Joseph Eid) “By the way, your two recent music videos are…

Gracious

Here’s a little bridge between my last post and the upcoming workshop in Israel I’ll be leading in a couple weeks. Perhaps it’s interesting for those who follow, consciously or not, the various interweaving threads of themes that we can sometimes perceive in the timing and placement of events around us. I like this conversation…

12 October 2016

Some of you have been so kind as to remind me of some of the exceptional experiences shared exactly one year ago when we were in the midst of the Autumn Retreat in the countryside in France. That was a remarkable week for a number of reasons. One of those is the accomplishment of actual…

21 September 2016

21 September 2016 “Many, many thanks for the recent seminar. As with all the previous events, I found it overflowing with so much of what I consider to be excellent, necessary, useful and precious content. I’ve been thinking about the weekend and going over my notes on and off since then and I’m constantly amazed…