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Jun
Posted in Blog on Jun 21, 2019

Change always starts from within.  Even if the signs are external, recognizing them requires that we perceive our environment differently. 

And, we are primates. We learn by encountering an example new or different to us, experimenting by trial and error if we want to learn or change, and then manifesting what we have discovered in our own unique way.  

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Apr
Posted in Blog on Apr 19, 2019

The search for self-trust…

Discipline is needed for performance. This is because discipline has a preplanned outcome and predesigned components to produce it. By nature, performance anxiety is a near universal human experience. It may be softened or aggravated by a teacher or other performers, but we seldom have control over how they will contribute. The habitual nature of discipline allows those affected with performance anxiety to work through the mental blocks causing the anxiety.

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Feb
Posted in Blog on Feb 8, 2019

Heart gives courage, empathy
and connection.
Wisdom grows from vulnerability, acceptance and forgiveness.

Combined they create ongoing awareness of the shared need
and capacity for healing present in us all.

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Oct
Posted in Blog on Oct 13, 2018

There’s connection, there’s connection – and then there’s Connection.

Which one creates happiness?

The first kind is built, whether wired or wireless, to move energy and information from one place to another.

The second is internal, taking place within our minds and belief systems. It doesn’t move or change much, ‘tho it’s easy to find others standing nearby.

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Aug
Posted in Blog on Aug 17, 2018

Beliefs? - they change with experience  

Rules? - constrict as often as guide

Time? - varies constantly

What is certain is that all we can be aware of depends on our bodies’ inputs – and we can improve our ability to sense them.  

Adding both internal and the familiar external sensory channels to our waking minds will give more clarity, courage and self-trust.  

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May
Posted in Blog on May 12, 2018

None of us are completely satisfied with the results of all our decisions. But how to know what to change?

First, we need to replace the search for “perfect” with gratitude for “good enough”.  

Second, it’s helpful to identify one or two areas in which control is too hard and not working anyway.  

Third, is opening to the reality that we have unused capacity.  

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Mar
Posted in Blog on Mar 1, 2018

We all have many things in common: birth and death, gender, nervous systems, skeletons, minds and feelings, genetic endowments. If we look, what differs most strikingly are our habitual movements and postures and their extraordinary variation in degree of ease and grace.

Gravity is a universally shared part of all our lives–consistent in itself–yet we struggle with and utilize it in wildly different ways. Much of this comes from confusing the habitual with easy – thinking that the familiar is also preferable. Actually, it is often not your friend.

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Jan
Posted in Blog on Jan 7, 2018

Challenged by post New Year’s resolution? Holiday fog still lingering? Uncertain about long term direction?

“Simple Truths in Complex World is a weekend class this March offering ease for the first, clarity through the second and the internal alignment needed to generate and trust them all.

The only truths any of us can “know” for sure are created out of what we allow ourselves to sense/feel, internally and externally, in the present moment.

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Dec
Posted in Blog on Dec 3, 2017

“Ask Anything and Your Body will Answer” is the title and topic for the course … and of the book by the same name.

We are happy that our end-of-year course is to be at Esalen the weekend of December 8-10.

Nothing is more fundamental to IA than the wisdom of the body – and frequently nothing is more difficult to recognize consciously, even though the body is the only repository of all your life experiences.

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Oct
Posted in Blog on Oct 8, 2017

usually are not the same.

Since we all have multiple intentions and sensory inputs simultaneously, most of our communications have many components mashed together.

The speaker has a different set of priorities than the listeners, who extract the portions important to them, seldom the priority meant.

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