If you practice looking at your pain, being with it, and learning about it, you may discover that it’s your greatest teacher!
I loved this conversation between Rich Roll and Dr. Jud Brewer on the Rich Roll Podcast. My book, Classic Wisdom for the Modern Human: A Self-Study Guide for Wellness (2019, Amazon) overlaps with so many of the concepts and ideas Dr. Brewer talks about. I feel like my own life experience (especially in practicing mindfulnessContinue reading “Same Song, Slightly Different Lyrics”
ITunes Podcast: 006: The Value of Silent Meditation with Allen Gaskell “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone” — Blaise Pascal One of my goals with the Landscapes for Learning project is to draw more attention to the need for an explicitly taught wisdom curriculum for highContinue reading “Podcast: The Value of Silent Meditation with Allen Gaskell”
The following quotes are taken from The Places That Scare Us by Pema Chodron where she describes the exploration of the inner landscape that I believe is sorely needed as part of kids’ education more than ever before: “We’re encouraged to meditate every day, even for a short time, in order to cultivate this steadfastness withContinue reading “Teaching & Learning About the Places That Scare You”
Dear Efficient Utilitarian Student, It’s not your fault that you were raised with the great American values of utility and efficiency. These values are enacted and followed by virtually everyone around you– your parents, your school, your government; they’ve been enacted throughout most of American history, especially in the Industrial Revolution, in the world ofContinue reading “Dear Efficient Utilitarian Student,”