Sometimes it’s nice to take a break, and if possible, get creative.
Being and playing in nature is especially soothing and healing, and usually offers a variety of non-toxic materials to express our creativity with.
For some of us, getting away isn’t always an option, so here are a couple of videos to provide some much needed respite and perhaps some inspiration too.
and a jazzy little clip here:
I hope you enjoy this little break as much as I did.
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I have done a lot of thinking (when brain fog isn’t an issue) about my life, where I’ve come from, where I am, and where I am going… Over the years I’ve also tried to understand how things end up the way they are, how policy decisions are made, and how our own decisions and actions (or lack there-of) affect our future and how future generations will live.
We live in some very challenging times, and it can get quite over-whelming and depressing when we see that our so called “leaders” are taking actions that will make things worse for everyone.
I don’t like feeling hopeless. For lack of a better word right now, it feels yucky! And having a chronic, environmentally linked condition means I already have more than enough yuck in my life.
I think we have more power and capabilities than we understand or give ourselves credit for, but it’s not easy discovering how to access them.
Please take a few moments every day to
A Compassionate World Is Possible
I’ve been asked how I managed to survive what I lived through. Thanks to a few years of learning about different meditation practices, before I was completely disabled and brain injured by chemical exposures, I was able to see things a bit differently than I might otherwise have, and this little change of perspective allowed me to keep going when things totally fell apart.
I’ve recently run across this most excellent short teaching by Sogyal Rinpoche discussing the purpose and benefits of meditation:
Coming to Know the Mind
“During this recent teaching in Berlin, Sogyal Rinpoche taught on the deeper aspects of transforming the mind and the purpose of meditation.
You can find more teachings about understanding the mind and meditation at SogyalRinpoche.org, as well as in Chapters 4 & 5 of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.”
I also ran across this great little article: