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It is safe to feel

April 7, 2020

Sadly the coronavirus has brought suffering, financial loss, and even death. But to those of us who will embrace the unprecedented “slow-down” superimposed on our busy lives, it will bring a profound opportunity. This virus has stopped us in our tracks, and brought us face-to-face with ourselves and our existential worries. Humans experience three types […]

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The optimal emotional response to the coronavirus

April 3, 2020

Humans currently lack immunity to the novel Coronavirus, which is why we are investing a lot of energy in keeping it out of our bodies. The question I ask, is how much are we doing toward nurturing our immune system should the virus actually infect us? Since I teach the science of living, particularly in […]

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Living is marked by slow-down before speed-up

April 3, 2020

From the moment we are born, we instantly meet the pleasures and pains of the world, its opportunities and challenges. We are constantly stimulated by the comforts and discomforts of life. We encounter experiences we like and those we dislike — both in our surroundings and within our bodies. Throughout life, we continuously respond to […]

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Uneasiness + Calmness = 100%

April 1, 2020

To distinguish between our surviving and living mode, ‘sensing’ is more reliable than ‘thinking’. We may think we are truly living, but emotional sensations in the body can reveal the opposite. When thinking detaches from sensing, we often end up misguided and confused. Clarity comes when our thinking aligns with sensing. Now, before you continue […]

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Two opposite modes of being

April 1, 2020

Surviving and living are two opposite modes of being. They are also two completely different ways of perceiving and acting. Think of them as parallel realities present at any given moment in time and circumstance. Depending on your mode—surviving or living—you will perceive and respond in two opposite ways. This is also why some people […]

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