"The origin of chronic illness lies in the struggle with our emotions. More specifically, the conflict is between the controlled person we have created ourselves to be and the emotions inside us..."
"There are many forms of relaxation: mental, physical, visceral, temporal, pertaining to health, exercise, work, play, or relationships, for a start. These feel different, require different means, and have different ends, but we distinguish them
This piece is about what we think is real and the difference between sensation and feeling. It is about the worlds of imagination and dreams, and the process of making feelings into sensations, that is making dreams real.This confusion about real and imagined disease is just plain dumb. It is a fallacy that imagination is not real, it can have as much effect as any other perception. In fact, everything sensed through perception is an act of imagination.
"One of the paradoxes of sleep is that the harder you try, the less you get. It would seem you are responsible, but lack the authority to procure it. The fundamental rule that authority must come with responsibility doesn't apply to sleep... It's a paradox for me too. I can see a person's problem, and what he or she needs. I could sell them an illusion that there is something they can do, but it would never work. What they need is not to do, and not to try. You cannot force your way into a sleeping state of mind..."
"If we don’t approach change correctly, we can’t make it happen. If you want to make better changes, you need a better understanding of how things change. This applies as much to your
"Reality consists of our assumptions about things we have not experienced: the common elements. We fill in the blanks by social contract, seeing the same things in a world of which we're mostly unaware. Everyday events are so familiar as to mean little. We 'think' strings of events and actions into stories flat and forward looking. And when we're finished building our flat story, with idiosyncrasies removed, we call it reality. The 'real world,' as opposed to the dream world..."
"There has long been a question of whether hypnotic trance is a distinct brain state, or just a different way of paying attention. I want to show you the brainwaves of one of my clients
"Consciousness is being aware of what comes up in your mind. That means thoughts, perceptions, and sensations. Consciousness is not the control of these things, it's awareness of them. Control happens elsewhere. "We are not
"Ever since Descartes poked us in the eye with 'I think therefore I am' people have been thinking straight, believing in one cause for every effect... but neither people nor the world are straight. They
"I discovered that someone I briefly met and never worked with was actually closely aligned with me in almost every way. This discovery comes at a time when I'm called to follow my heart