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    Sufficient Thinking

    Mindfulness has grown, beyond a trend, and into an accepted form of societal focus. To be mindful feels comforting, feels acceptable, feels like we must really be doing a good job at being human. Mindlessness must to be the reason for all the problems in the world. If everyone was more mindful things would be different. Right? And if that were correct, then why have people not realized all the bountiful aspects of mindfulness around the world? Minfulness does not take into account difference. Cultural differences, differences in personal values, and social policy. Social policy is a valuable area to look into as a cultural phenomena that forms the basis…

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    Bookshelf

    Hand-picked books. Join the Facebook Book discussion in the Yoto Studio Group. Your Life As Art by Robert Fritz The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz Sensitive Chaos by Theodore Scwhenk The Fourth Phase of Water by Gerald H. Pollack Trauma and the Body by W.W. Norton & Company The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World by Elaine Scarry Embodied Wisdom: The Collected Papers of Moshe Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement by Moshe Feldenkrais The Elusive Obvious by Moshe Feldenkrais Body & Mature Behavior: A Study of Anxiety, Sex, Gravitation & Learning by Frog Books The Tao of Pooh Tao Te Ching by Shambhala The Body…

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    Strength and courage

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu If you do not feel strong and courageous on your path, look within and around. Are you treating yourself and those around you with care and compassion? Or are you succumbing to fears and doubts? The choice to love may not come easy. At the beginning of anything new there are stumbles, and so practising to choose love grows stronger and easier. Over time, following the choice of the heart feels more and more natural. And this nature of following our heart follows that of our true nature. All else not of the heart, resides in the…

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    The Cult of Positivity

    The cult of positivity has seemingly good intentions. Within certain mental frameworks, orientations, people can encourage their personal trajectory with focus to work toward creating the goals they wish to make. The counterparts to this kind of activity when they become out of balance, can lead toward more stress and even wishful thinking. Wishful thinking rarely delivers upon the cult of positivity’s promises of a sunnier tomorrow. The people who are promoting happiness often have another agenda-sometimes something to do with empowerment, sometimes to do with an ideal or image of “how you ought to be.” Happiness can become a badge of success. As if who wants to accidentally cause themselves harm…

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    The Origin of Lack

    Lack, can sometime be described as a sensation within the body or a condition around the body that does not fit a picture of what someone wants their reality to looks like. Both of these descriptions points towards a feeling, or a condition, and both of these areas are guideposts towards what a sense of lack points back to-lack of choice. When a choice has not been made, often life seems mysterious, mystical, enigmatic, spiritual, aspirational-take your pick of word to describe a sort of head-swirly sensation. The first place to invest time and effort in this situation could be logic and reason. When people reach straight for thinking, that’s fine. Yet…

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    Presence and mindfulness

    The thing is, humans still have bodies. Fun fact right? And so as long as we have bodies, we can pay attention to them and learn the messages we can gain from our actual felt and sensed experience. So what’s the catch with all the recent years talks and best sellers about mindfulness. (check out this great article on this really cool website) As long as someone has a computer, a computer in their pocket or purse disguised under the name of phone or some kind of futuristic sounding b0t, people already tend to be in their mind. Are they actively engaged? Perhaps not, but that doesn’t really matter, because the blood and lymph and…

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    Demystifying: Unconscious and Consciousness

    In our Internet times, quotes are traded phrases, a designed currency to inspire you! Or wait…are they distractions, or worse, confusions? The flowing stream of orders to make you smarter, better, more interesting-as if there was something you had missed along the way, some profound insight or complex order of the world. One of the topics of growing interest revolves around the word consciousness, and its scary rival twin, unconsciousness. Nothing wrong with these words. But if you find yourself wondering WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN, let`s take a look. “Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ~ Carl Jung…