Levitas Gravitas

As someone whose job it is to inject levity and lightness into the world, I am aware of the good it can bring. I am also aware of how vital it is that this levity be connected to the concerns of people and not some type of frivolous exercise in empty laughter. These...

More ‘Being’ , Less ‘Doing’

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein Not so long ago I came across this quote in an article by Vince Gowman titled “The Right...

Taking refuge in Not-Knowing

A while back I saw a graphic on the back of a sweatshirt that really caught my attention. It was very simple, two circles, a big one, with a smaller one hovering above as if in orbit around the mother ship. Inside the big circle were the words “Your comfort zone“ and...

Being (Not Thinking) Outside the Box

Lately I’ve been musing about the expression “Thinking outside the box.  ” It seems that it is totally wrong, I mean you just can’t think your self out of a box!!  A little research brought me to several web pages that discuss this concept.Here is one definition: ...

Meditation, Resilience and Clowns

When I talk to Sandra after the workshop, to ask how it went, she tells me she has never seen some of the participants smile before, let alone laugh. I hadn’t considered that possibility earlier in the day, though I did note a few faces that were slow to thaw into humorous expression….