A student asked me: “I see my stories… So am I done?” Un-Storying is not ultimately an intellectual process. The first stages can be seen that way, though, as we step back and see the constructed reality we’ve been living, and strive to understand how we’ve created it. That’s not to say necessarily, why thingsContinue reading “I see my stories… So am I done?”
What would it feel like to feel complete within yourself? Is there something that has been holding you back? A fear? An old wound? What if…you were able to dive into that fear, down into the belly of that whale, and then re-emerge again safe, whole, and healed? Think it’s not possible? Think that nothingContinue reading “Feeling Whole, Feeling Peace”
Just wanted to share this wonderful mythic example of nonduality with my blogsters!
Experiencing the world from a Non-Dual perspective, or in other words, through the understanding that nothing is actually happening other than the manifestations of mind, does not exempt one from “falling back into the drama again.” In order to explain to “others” how a shift in perspective can reveal a change to the storyline ofContinue reading “Getting Sucked Back in to the Drama”
“This being human is a guest house. Every morning is a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor…Welcome and entertain them all. Treat each guest honorably. The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. Be grateful forContinue reading “The Wisdom of Rumi”
When I work with others to “see through” their stories, I am often forced to confront my own narratives as well. It is, after all, due to the lack of true separation between us. But what do I mean about narratives? Narratives are the lifeblood of the mind’s existence. Everyday, every second in fact, storiesContinue reading “Don Quixote and the Mind’s Incessant Narratives…”
This blog is called “Beyond the Story.” Beyond what story? Well, everything is story. The narratives and myths of history, and our many belief systems, are indicative of the ways which human beings communicate within themselves and with others. Symbols and stories are told and experienced in varying degrees of “real.” The stories we tellContinue reading “Welcome to Beyond the Story!”