A video journal about my particular journey through life.
Let it be insightful for you, if it feels right.
Danny Martin, Demystify the Steps to Openness
Let's be practical. Life is complex and my apparent needs seem easily to co-opt most of my attention. But still I kind of know what feels right, and I surely know when I am closer to truth or farther away from it.
Just try out a few simple things, like Relax, Respect, Listen, Connect, Discover. It is not really rocket science.
Graham Pritchard, the Body is a gateway
Graham watches the body very carfully as a Tai Chi master and sports therapist.
I felt great interest when he spoke of the "pushing hands" interactions, where two tai chi participants become one motion. Isn't that what we do (perhaps unsuccessfully) when we probe each other's boundaries and try to perfect our worldly relationships? Is there a way we could do that more mindfully?
Bridging Heaven and Earth, 16 years with Allan
So many years of constant service from Santa Barbara, CA, Allan is a pure pleasure to talk with. His international art project has truly inspired worldwide participation.
Zak Phase Two
Two people soften and fall in sync. Does one mirror the other? Is it just a sign of the times? Take a closer look for yourself.
Margot Ridler, Living Description of Awakening
Margot and I get together for fun and frolics a few times a year.
We said these things last year, and this year we had a video editing party to make clips (large and small) and load Youtube with a lot of great hints.
See how you like this one.
Check this out, it's so brilliant and so simple. I think that it is more effective than just plain micro-lending. More effective than revolution, arming the rebels, probably costs one/thousandth of the war on terror, and might actually work.
Jeremy is blessed with a very keen intellect, which rapidly draws on an incredibly complete grounding and makes very clear associations. I probably can't go quite that fast, yet I can truly enjoy and respect it.
I actually stated a caution in the introduction, that I seem to want to change what people are saying. But with Jeremy I simply enjoyed, without the movement to always put my 2 cents in. Sure I recognized the urge to put on a different spin, but it was OK not to follow it. I must be relaxing, (or I just like this guy). See for yourself.
Jerry Wennstrom and David Whyte, Foundation of Creativity
I have enjoyed so much my meetings with Jerry Wennstrom.
This is a second project that Jerry has given me, to create a video that highlights some of the good things that the poet David Whyte had to say about Jerry and his work.
I find both these men speaking deep truths that we all can listen to. Like David sites the increadable difficulty we have to claim our own happiness. That rings so true for me.
Matt and I talked a great deal about the movies. Frankly, I am usually thinking that Hollywood studios should be prosecuted and jailed for most of the violence and disfunction in our society. It is already illegal to insight a crime or convince someone to commit murder. Why not enforce it? Matt sees some redemption in the industry, focusing on a few attempts to break the unconscious bubble.
Matt explained a "middle way" for working through personal blockages. I admire his groundedness to be able to access that awareness. I suggested that many of us are so gripped by the apparent circumstances of life that perhaps we can't get in touch with that much centeredness. What could be a direct route to ease the situation?
Nishant speaks compassion with yourself
An in-sync Exchange
I don't always flow so well with guests (if you noticed). I guess I don't appreciate too many distinctions, like added complications to the explanation of life. Nishant has a way to speak directly to the "Natural Self" in such a evocative way that he actually calls forth the natural self. It is amazingly simple.
We did have Skype limitations that didn't show up when we first tested. Maybe I am a perfectionist, or I just like to make good videos. But anyway I apologize that on some of the best content, we have an "in-and-out" video quality.
Two poles, deeply felt