Cracked Wide Open and Filled with Playa Dust

  Through the Buddhist teachings, I have come to understand the phrase, “suffering” as the raw vulnerability that arises when we are awakened to the simple truth that everything changes, including ourselves.  We will inevitably die and pass on from this physical world as we now know it.  This vulnerability is paired with the feeling of being … More Cracked Wide Open and Filled with Playa Dust

Joe

“Were man to devote as much time and energy to himself as he has devoted to that which man has produced, what astounding and unbelievable progress would be made; a progress eclipsing all he has so far successfully accomplished…”Joseph Pilates          

Fuzz, the Magic of Cadaver Dissection, and the Boston Marathon

Last week I was immersed in an Integral Anatomy course for 6 days with Gil Hedley.  From 9 until 5 we dissected 4 human forms layer by layer, unwrapping gifts of philosophical marvel, anatomical wonder and spiritual enlightenment.  How did all of this come from a dissection lab? Being present with death and exploring the … More Fuzz, the Magic of Cadaver Dissection, and the Boston Marathon

Boundaries of the Body (and beyond) Lie within the Brain…

  I am intrigued by the power of our brains, so much so that I often discuss it in class and frequently blog about it. I have previously posted about neuroplasticity and the brain’s remarkable ability to actually change, adapting itself to situations that are presented to it. Jill Bolte Taylor‘s experience supports my beliefs … More Boundaries of the Body (and beyond) Lie within the Brain…

Have You Logged Your 10,000 Hours Yet?

In his book, “Outliers: the Story of Success,” Malcom Gladwell gives us many reasons why success is not purely based on intelligence, ambition and personality traits.  He argues that one’s surroundings, family, generation, upbringing and culture play a major role. In the chapter, “The 10,000-Hour Rule,” Gladwell quotes neurologist Daniel Levitin’s assertion that “ten thousand … More Have You Logged Your 10,000 Hours Yet?