New here. Thoroughly lovin' the info on this site. Especially appreciate the lack of nonsensical jargon that you usually get with a lot of the subject matter here.
My question is "What is Openhand"?
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There is infinite choice of spiritual practice out there, with meditation, yoga, sound healing, voice therapy, massage etc. Gone are the days when we were limited to whatever the wise sage of the village was bringing forth.
What should we be looking for when choosing a spiritual practice? Could all spiritual practices lead to enlightenment?
The Openhand Way strikes me as something I can apply to all of life and to every practice. I already find my self applying the philosophy and way to a lot of things I do (such as walking, meditation, exercise, dealing with people). It feels like Openhand fills in missing pieces of the other practices I do (like yoga and chi gung). It feels like it takes these things I already do further, deeper.
Hi Chris, hope you are well - hope to be coming on "Way of the Heart" later this year.
In the meantime, I had an interesting conversation with a friend yesterday and wondered if you have an answer to a question we have. Or point us in the right direction... ?
Both my friend and I are aware of how our thoughts affect our state of mind, health and emotions, but many times it's subconscious thinking and one isn't aware until the FEELING becomes obvious (the one for me, in the pit of my stomach!).
So I have learned that to continue thinking as I was is not necessary, and I can make a choice to stop re-playing the same old track. BUT, there is STILL that gnawing feeling in the pit of my stomach, and I don't know what to do about that.
What effects do the changing seasons have on us?
In our society, our usual working practices tend not to honour the change in seasons. We continue to work the same hours with the same objectives placing the same demands on us physically emotionally and mentally. If anything, those demands tend to increase at this time of year. However we are inextricably interlinked with the changing seasons of mother nature and right now, as Autumn draws to an end, there is a natural pull to slow down honouring the requirement for internal Ã¢â‚¬ËœhibernationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.
We are frequently encouraged by life coaches, motivators, spiritual teachers and gurus alike to use positive life affirmations to manifest that which we desire in our lives. But do affirmations really work? What do you think?