Letting the Heart Lead

I always heard as a child to not follow my heart.  I was told the heart was stupid, that it “didn’t really know,” and that intellect was always the better choice.  Rationality!  However, over two years of meditation has led me to the conclusion that this is really just wrong.  First of all, many of […]

Holding Space

In Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Suzuki Roshi says “Even though you try to put people under control, it is impossible. You cannot do it. The best way to control people is to encourage them to be mischievous. Then they will be in control in a wider sense. To give your sheep or cow a large […]

Perspective in Dreaming

Diving into dream practice is like holding a mirror up to ourselves.  We don’t have the opportunity to pretend anymore, and a lot of the time, we don’t like what we see. Our dreams have a wonderful ability to tell us the truth about who we are, if we are interested in listening to them. […]