Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Bearable Bliss of Being.

WARNING: SEXUAL CONTENT Close your eyes and tune into your body. What do you feel? “Nothing, it’s just me”.  Ok, but what does “me” feel like? Tune in calmly, and you will feel a subtle pleasure. A little calm sweetness, … Continue reading

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Radical Self Acceptance is the Key to Intimacy

As I lie naked with my lover, I feel completely comfortable and at peace. Being naked with another person is a vulnerable experience. I’m not perfect: my hairline is receding, my skin is getting wrinkles, I have a scar on … Continue reading

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Life is the only teacher

Life is the great teacher. It has many tools at it’s disposal, including books, classes and life experiences. Pain is one of the greatest motivators to learning. It’s hubris for us to think we can teach anyone anything. At best, … Continue reading

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Angels and Demons, Integrating the shadow

For the past couple of years, I’ve been dealing with shadows; those parts of myself disowned since childhood, as well as the shadows within others. It’s been fascinating, confusing and liberating, changing the way I see myself and every one … Continue reading

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The Blessing of Love

It’s a huge blessing when you have the kind of love for another where you would rather watch grass grow with them than eat at a 5 star restaurant with anyone else. Hidden within that blessing is a curse, because … Continue reading

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