Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 29

2-23-17 What stillness teaches me in the moment is how to recognize when I’m putting myself in a situation where I need to take a moment and ask myself if the course of action I’m engaging in is the best choice. It’s also helping me step back and recognize feelings of irritation and frustration I […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness month 28

1-25-17 The other day I attended a lecture about Gurdijieff’s work. It was quite fascinating, especially when the person giving the lecture talked about a person’s actions were essentially just reactions to everything that had had influenced the person. While my initial response was to be skeptical, when I considered the idea, I found it […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 27

12-23-16 Patience is something I’ve been meditating on lately in relationship to stillness. I am both good and not good at being patient…it depends on the context I suppose. I’m currently working on a couple projects and really want the work to be done, but feedback I’m getting suggests some further refinement, so I’m reminding […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 26

11-24-16 The other day I told Felix that sometimes I felt like I was climbing up a very steep pit, when it came to the process of self growth. It takes a lot of effort to change and sometimes it seems like it would be easier to slide back down the pit. The only problem […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 25

10-23-16 In my latest newsletter I wrote about how my feeling of dissatisfaction drove me to experiment and I thought I should spend some time with that feeling, so I meditated on it today in my stillness work. And not for the purpose of doing anything with it, but rather to just appreciate the feeling […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 24

9-26-16 Sometimes stillness meditation isn’t about stillness, but is about the state of mind stillness puts me in. I won’t be able to fully still my mind, but I can think about things that are on my mind in a way that allows me to put information together and make decisions differently than in my […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness month 23

8-27-16 After I committed to working with stillness for another year, I had another of those gravitational experiences, where I felt like I was a center of mass that was bringing things toward me by just being still. It was fascinating that it happened after the commitment, kind of a way of Stillness acknowledging my […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 22: Keep on Keeping on

7-24-16 There are some days when I meditate where I don’t have really deep experiences, where it can even be a struggle to hit the meditative state. I had one of those days today. When it happens I end up focusing on the struggle and that becomes its own meditative experience. What it reveals are […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 21: Giving and Receiving

6-26-16 Sometimes I like to let my mind wander. I’ll lay down for a bit and just let my thoughts go and see what comes up. It’s a good way of setting your creativity free. It’s not the same as meditation for the purpose of clearing your mind, yet it can be a form of […]

Elemental Balancing Ritual Stillness Month 20: Fear Unfolding

5-23-16: We’re all in a process of learning. There’s never a moment where you have it all figured out. Even when you think you have it figured, you’ll uncover something else that’ll show that you don’t. That’s something I love about living life. The realizations are’t always pleasant or fun, but I’m always learning and […]

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