The Girl Who Got Up | TashmicaTorok.com

A truth about meditation: it can be uncomfortable or even excruciating, as my friend Tashmica so eloquently shares below. First we meet the process of physically conditioning our bodies to find and sustain a steady posture (practice note: for me, “conditioning” means understanding how to take care of the tensions in the body not torturing…

toward wholeness: “song of myself”| walt whitman

 Song of Myself  [select verses] I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.  Clear and sweet is my soul, and clear and sweet is all that is not my soul. Welcome is every organ and attribute of me, and…

embodied wisdom: on self-acceptance

~ from Mentoring: The Tao of Giving and Receiving Wisdom by C.A. Huang + J. Lynch In Body Awareness Bootcamp, practitioners are invited to “go deep to come home” and awaken clear comprehension and compassionate action (small steps, sustainable choices).  Home, to the center of the self: the heart, where the seeds of self-compassion, self-acceptance,…

embodied practice: on the power of mindfulness

“…Meditation is not escapism; it is not meant to provide hiding-places for temporary oblivion. Realistic meditation has the purpose of training the mind to face, to understand and to conquer this very world in which we live. And this world inevitably includes numerous obstacles to the life of meditation.” ~Nyanaponika Thera The Power of Mindfulness