Tag: feeling

As we witness the incredible dramas

As we witness the incredible dramas that are taking place at the moment, Texas, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, it is very easy to get caught up and really lost in these experiences. The mind turns them over and over and keeps triggering the same feelings and we experience ourselves as trapped in this intensity. While that is certainly how most people experience these catastrophes it is not the way we have to. We could choose to unwind the sensations underneath the mental drama and become centered. Now we can deal with the situations effectively and compassionately. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

centered, drama, feeling, Witness

We live in two worlds, the wold of mind and of feeling

We live in two worlds, the world of mind and the world of feeling. When we let the world of feeling blend with the world of mind we experience the world as a totality. A wholeness is here. It is not a desperate flick of fulfillment but a deeply supportive and nurturing experience. Through feeling we experience wholeness, without it we are only a shell of a being. When we have the integration of body and mind then the two worlds blend and we awaken to a quiet mind and experience an unlimited self. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

feeling, fulfillment, mind, Two worlds, unlimited, Wholeness

Story books are a lot like our life.

Story books are a lot like our life. Some are complex and some are simple. Some give us joy and some bore us or even scare us. They are also excellent examples of the drama of life. That is, they exemplify, in a microcosm, how we experience life in general. And just like choosing a book to read, we can choose how to live our life. The unwinding of locked emotions and points of view is the entry point to rewriting our stories. As each issue arises that seems to limit our “new” story, we process our feelings and the new story is allowed to unfold. Happy creating to you. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

creating, drama, emotions, feeling, Life, Story books, unwinding

The mind is like a kid in a candy store

The mind is like a kid in a candy store. It is constantly searching, even striving for more.  Always eating and never resting; it doesn’t even realize it is the source of its problems.  The mind has been taught to ignore the feelings inside its feedback system, the human body.  However, these feelings inside us are the entry point to balance.  When we are allowed to experience our feelings at the signal level, the sensation level, we achieve balance.  The mind learns, with a bit of practice, that feeling is what sets us free and shows us the path to bliss. ~Alain & Jody Herriott

candy store, feeling, human body, mind

Wu Wei (Chinese, literally “non-doing”) is an important concept of Taoism and means natural action,

Wu Wei (Chinese, literally “non-doing”) is an important concept of Taoism and means natural action, or in other words, action that does not involve struggle or excessive effort. Wu wei is the cultivation of a mental state in which our actions are quite effortlessly in alignment with the flow of life.

This is why we do feeling work.  It is not that we are attempting to achieve an outcome that has these attributes.  It is because as we unwind that which limits us, we quite naturally find ourselves experiencing this.  Life truly does just flow and we find ourselves quite naturally in effortless harmony.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

being, ease, feeling, flow, right action, Wu wei

Balance, where does it come from?

Balance, where does it come from?  Harmony– when it occurs within us we realize who we are.  We are simply a being, with nothing pushing us, nothing that “HAS” to be done.  Simply being, where every decision is an unfolding and every option brings us an opportunity to be even more.  We encourage you to feel.  It is truly the road to being wholly present.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

balance, feeling, harmony, unfolding

If you want to have everything you can’t hold onto anything.

If you want to have everything you can’t hold onto anything.  We want to be free, to have all our dreams come true.  This need inherently creates doubt or resistance, for we are taught that having everything is wrong or impossible.  Through feeling our feelings and unwinding the doubts that have been sowed throughout our life, we realize everything is already ours and there is nothing we need to hold on to at all.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

anything, everything, feeling, hold

Today the wind blew in great gusts

Today the wind blew in great gusts. People said, “oh a storm is coming.”  I felt the feelings that came up and found my center.  People told me: tomorrow there are things that should cause me to worry.  I felt the feelings that arose and again returned to center.  Tomorrow will be the time to deal with tomorrow.  So I have learned; when things rise, I let them rise, when things fall I let things fall.  While many people yell out their upset, I feel me and find my center, at peace and in balance with my life.  We have this option at all times.  All it takes is the willingness to feel and unfold until we find ourself present and centered within.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

center, feeling, present, Today

We say we want to be free, are you willing to change

We say we want to be free, yet so few of us are really willing to change in order to get there. For those who are willing to explore what it takes, follow this simple suggestion. Everything that makes you feel like you can’t be free is what takes you to freedom. Allow yourself to feel; keep feeling and you will change.  It is the true avenue to freedom and awakening.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

change, feeling, free, freedom