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Oneness

Can you coax your mind from its wandering and keep the original oneness?…..  (Tao te Ching #10). There are so many views on oneness and what it means to be present.  This particular stanza for us means: will you allow yourself to simply experience you and let the mind relax? Reduce the mind’s focus, let the harmonious side of you come to the forefront and simply BE.  Feeling is what takes you there and will always support you. ~Alain & Jody Herriott.

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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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When the mind

When the mind is quiet enough to allow a sense of emptiness to exist, motion fills the vacuum. We are, by default, filled with this subtle movement, a gentle hum of vibration. It is always present within us and its presence can be used in any way we want. Enjoy the journey. ~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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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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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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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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The mind is about attachment

The mind is about attachment to outcome and is constantly in expectation.  It is drawn to drama and circular thinking and upset for it is always searching for something to control.  In effect the mind causes separation within us because of its constant reaching. Using the body to experience the feelings within us reunites us.  The more this occurs the more we come back into balance.  This harmony of body and mind is truly the harmony that is total. Others will call it many different names: centered, presence, even enlightenment.  Regardless of the word, balance is now a way of life.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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We are taught from an early age to achieve

We are taught from an early age to achieve, to push, to beat others.  This is probably the #1 thing in our way in order to know ourselves.  All the striving takes us out of the moment and places us firmly in the mind, separated from our essential self. People believe that striving is necessary in order to achieve our goals.  This simply isn’t true. Instead we find harmony is born, which makes everything possible.  It is easy enough to create balance in our lives; all we need to do is be willing to feel the sensations within us. T  his will change our focus from pushing to opening and the rest simply unfolds.  ~Alain & Jody Herriott

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