your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
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Scrolling through my social media feed this tragic, though all too familiar, day with its news of mass slaughter and terrorism by a white supremacist in New Zealand, I came across this thought-provoking post:
“Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” - Thomas Edison
Quick thought exercise. Who is it you think of in your own life that you associate with the word wisdom? Someone who doesn’t get caught up in games of status and recognition. Someone who is able to skillfully navigate emotionally charged interactions. Someone at once grounded, aware, insightful, honest, and humble, possessed of a quiet inner strength with no need to call undue attention to itself.
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The Contemplative Light Podcast is like a warm and candid conversation between friends. Sometimes, it is Contemplative Light regulars, sometimes the guest is a surprise. You can subscribe on iTunes, and you can also check it out below.
Psychotherapist Mackenzi Kingdon talks with me about recovering from religious abuse and the negative core beliefs that religion can instill in us.
I talk with Chris Luard about his life abroad, where he teaches meditation in Asia….
I talked to Chris Heuertz about the ideas in his book, The Sacred Enneagram. We go into detail, using my type (4) and his (8) as examples.
“Far more than a personality test, the Enneagram’s 9 profile types offer what author Chris Heuertz calls a sacred map to the soul. Lies about who we think we are keep us trapped in loops of self-defeat. But the Enneagram reveals both the nine ways we got lost, and the nine ways we find our way home to our True Self and to God.”