Our little gift to you is a mini-health-day á la O·live Retreat for you to give yourself. A simplified version of our teachings that you could try at home, however without our Mind Detox that is the fundamental part of all health quest where we begin with the crucial questions to understand why we don't … Continue reading A Loving Gift to Yourself
The pandemic has reminded us of how valuable all life is, while both reconfirming our teachings regarding the celebration of it, as well as our belief that at the core of any definition of personal health must lay a consideration for the Earth’s health and all of the living creatures on it (and vice versa) … Continue reading We demystify health – what pandemic?
To be healthy is fundamentally also to be happy, whatever that means for each of us, or if not happy, at least to acknowledge and even embrace the unhappiness. The donkey EEyore in Whinny the Pooh embraces his sadness and it's his way of being, so it's his "happy". I would see myself in that … Continue reading Wounds Lead to Entitlement or Healing?
A hidden and ferocious type of suffering is a mental or physical pain that is stigmatized. It differs from any other pain in that it's not socially accepted to talk about, or feel. The person is left alone with the pain and the resulting self judgment. The feelings are most particularly associated with those we … Continue reading A Ferocious Suffering
In my first of a series of 3 blogs - I explored the fact that we eat animals even if it’s immensely clear scientifically that it’s killing us and nature, leaving the Earth to a destiny of a dusty over-heated desert, a scenario well depicted in the movie Interstellar. Thankfully few doubt our human contribution … Continue reading A Culture of Predators
When I see the 9,096 visible stars under the background symphony of the jungle noises, or when I contemplate the 602,200,000,000,000,000,000,000 atoms (wow!) in each breath reaching the 40 trillion cells and many more molecules of my stretching body, as I savour a ripe mango, as I float in the Gulf of Thailand listening to … Continue reading I sleep outdoors and do Yoga to just be
we live in a world where men are not allowed to cry, or women to be kings. i don’t like this world, i’m a man, and i’m crying now. i cry every day. it seems to be the only thing i’m consistently good at, the only thing that comes easily to me. people say i’m … Continue reading A Woman King, A Crydian
Today it snowed flowers on me, and I remembered all the times it snowed snow on me when I was growing up in northern Ohio, where for seven months a year the sun would disappear behind a smear of gray as far as one could breathe, which was not very far. When it snowed flowers … Continue reading the eternal snow-flower storm
As we gear up for the March 28th retreat in Ronda, and since it was women's day yesterday, i got to thinking about what it means to be a man, and the subject of competition came up right away. i'm not much of a real man. I lost my taste for competition many years ago, and … Continue reading is competition manly?
During the Olive off-season I explore myself in new contexts with a view to developing my sense of compassion, and bettering myself in light of the person I want to be. This off-season I am exploring an old pastime, teaching, here in Thailand where peace is the local belief system's first affirmation. I have three … Continue reading The Small of god’s Things (OO8, #6)