Comparing Mindfulness Meditation and Empatharian

What is Meditation? Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state…. practices vary both between traditions and within them. Meditation may significantly reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and pain, and enhance peace, …

Magic 3: Community Revisited

My mother had re-married when my son was 3, shortly after my own divorce, and was happily married for 17 years. Then, things started to fall apart for her, her chronic pain returned, and they agreed to a divorce. It was clear that my mother needed help, and being her only child, it had always …

Culture War?

Today I’m realizing we’re in a cultural war: it’s the Q types versus the Peace-Love types, and yet I’m sure neither really mean to massacre the other! Or do they? The addiction to hatred, promulguated by fear mongering. Very very powerful. Every accusation at the Left, is the truth about the Right. The child abuse, …

The Return to Origins, Urban Space Legend Atoned #10

Whenever we face reality, and describe it to someone else, a little bit shifts inside us. We are able to move on, let go of past anguishes, we’re able to allow our trauma to shrink just a bit. If someone else hears us and can empathize with what we experienced, our emotions are released more, …

Truth Will Out – part 5 Urban Space Legend Atoned

“It was said that the vibration of the air from voices prepared a silken path for a spirit’s birth into the world, and the child’s spirit chose a moment to harmonize with the tribes most sincere longing, finding their identity in that moment of being called forth. “ Solomon and Wonderment were indeed married, and …

CALM, and LIFE ENERGY – part 4 Urban Space Legend Atoned

In this Legendary Time, Each person treasured each and every person, and none ruled or served any more than another. Principles of collective wisdom and consensus came naturally to The Tribe, for these natural principles are natural to the earth and all that it enfolds. We each take care of each other, and the more …

Processing Grief: Making Monuments to Those Who Pass

April 2, 2005, London, England. My mother passed away unexpectedly day before yesterday, after a short illness, at our home in South London. Please keep me in your thoughts as I mourn her deeply, please tell anyone you think might want to know of her passing, so that blessings may congeal from the planet for …