Tag: feeling

The Tao that can be told

The Tao te Ching in the first section says “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao”.  It goes on and on about the desire to know and the willingness to enter the mystery explaining that both arise for the same source… the unknown.  If we think of feeling as the connection that opens us to the mysterious and over active mind that keeps us caught in the drama of life, we begin notice a pattern. Sensation allows us to experience an open ended life, one filled with the mysterious.  The over active mind keeps us caught in the continual mind story, the drama that never ends.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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Beauty in Silence

Have you noticed the beauty in the silence?  The mind isn’t usually comfortable with it.  It wants constant feedback from itself. The mind believes that all of it is real, yet it is only the box that it has been playing in.  As the feelings within us are allowed to be experienced, then the silence many only experience outside of themselves, becomes the new normal.  Balance, the exquisite harmony of the integration of body and mind. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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The mind wants to solve

The mind wants to solve problems. That is an excellent thing to do if the thing you are solving is something logical.  However the feelings within us are not based in logic, they are feelings.  They are not something you “reason with”, they are sensations.  Let them be sensations and allow yourself to simply feel gently and allow the issue to unwind.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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Life is defined by stress

So much of our life is defined by stress, what we want and what we don’t want. The more stress, the more resistance we experience about everything we do.  As we unfold, through unwinding our resistance, we begin to realize that the less we resist, the more we open. In time we are living the maxim, “when nothing is done, nothing is left undone.”  Now we are balance, a never ending now of being. Enjoy the journey. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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The minds default is “on”

The mind’s default is “on”, a constant pressure or seeking if you will.  Accompanying this is a critical appraisal of all it encounters.  The pressure this creates within us is seldom released or even allowed to open at all.  Over time this creates even more pressure.  The art of feeling, of allowing experiences to evolve without being judged, is part of the art of the Wonder Method.  It is about learning to BE without constantly adding more pressure.  We learn to be part of the ever-expanding experience of sensation and knowledge.  This knowledge is there when we are no longer in conflict with ourselves.  Experience your sensations, it is always worth it.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott 

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The boundaries of counsciousness

We were thinking about the boundaries of consciousness the other day.  We realized that while we find ourselves within boundaries in our life and while they may seem to define us they are not truly boundaries. In reality they are only our beliefs.  Within these boundaries we label ourselves.  For example “I am an engineer”, or a mom or dad or gardener or scientist or animal trainer…  These experiences and the expectations that are associated with them are the boundaries that we surround ourselves with.  Of course they are not the whole of who we are, but so many of our world experiences appear linked to them that we tend to stay inside that environment.  As we feel our feelings in relation to each experience that restricts us, these boundaries unravel and we find ourselves in somewhat uncharted territory.  This new freedom is a sublime opportunity to move “beyond the beyond”, to change how we approach everything.  Taking this chance is an act of courage, faith and surrender.  It is not something that is actually hard to do, it is only outside the boundaries that we have called normal.  This action is often called a “path to change.”  We welcome you to the Path, it is worth every step taken along this new and constantly unfolding journey back to who we truly are.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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As we unwind our fears

As we unwind our fears and limitations through feeling our feelings, the mind naturally lightens the intensity of its focus and we begin to experience quiet and a sense of internal motion. This motion happens within us, around us and through us. It is a naturally occurring part of our make-up. We are flow and it is always there to nurture us. Enjoy ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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Our brains tend to hold us in a framework

Our brains tend to “hold” us in a framework, believing it makes us safe, successful and adaptable to our environment. This is both a blessing and a curse.  

A blessing because it allows us to live much of our life on autopilot, and also a curse because it keeps us locked in repetitive patterns that only seem to be successful.  Through feeling our feelings we unwind the things that limit our interactions with the world. We can then find successful new directions.  Enjoy the journey.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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When life upsets us, the mind wants to solve

When life upsets us, the mind wants to “solve” what it considers a problem.  In the process we are taken on a mental trip of upset, drama and unsolvable conundrums. The feelings that are below the surface of the mind’s drama are actually a better tool to unlock the door of the problem and bring us balance.  Again, these feelings are not a problem to solve, they are an experience that should be allowed to unfold within us. As we feel our feelings and they unfold we find ourselves becoming balanced; we become completed in such a pleasant and vast way it defies description.  Enjoy the journey.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott 

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Life is a choice. Good statement,

Life is a choice. Good statement, we have heard it so very many times.  How many of us actually live life in this way?  As we travel the path of experiencing our feelings we come to realize that we have choices.  One choice may be to enjoy each aspect of life, each little nuance.  Some will say that is too much, I can’t do that.  Of course this a choice.  We make them every day.  In doing so we may lead ourselves down the path of unfolding life, much like a flower, or we may starve ourselves by not letting ourselves feel.  We encourage you to feel.  The mind is already over-trained; trust it to simply work.  Trust your feelings as well, as they are your missing link to being.  All you have to do is choose to do so.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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