The process of breathing, of the fundamental movement of inspiration and expiration, is one of the greatest miracles of existence. It not only unleashes the energies of life, but it also provides a healing pathway into the deepest recesses of our being. To inhale fully is to fill ourselves with the prana of life, to be inspired. To exhale fully is to empty ourselves to the unknown, to be expired.
Stillness is the state from which all other states arise. It is always present and overlaid by movement, since body and all its cells are always in quiet motion. We are 70% water, and water is paradoxically still and moving at the same — a relationship that is dynamic, vibrant, and life-affirming.
Space, and its resulting still-movement paradox, helps compose internal body spaces such as…
It is the small things in life that open the heart — the laugh of a child, the beauty of a flower, the touch of a hand, a simple kindness…. Only the present moment can bring joy. There is no peace in striving toward the future. There is no wonder in clinging to the past. In the simplicity of the moment true peace arrives. And when it does, the heart naturally begins to respond. Let us…
I would have
my ears filled
with the world’s music.
Let me hear
of life and living.
~ Maya Angelou
At Massage Therapy Center Palo Alto,
our professional therapists are dedicated to
being present moment-by-moment
as the continuous creation of dialogue
happens in concert with all healing possibilities ~
all sounds of life and…
Just lying down and letting ourselves drop into body awareness is a poignant and potent way of affirming that we are slowly but surely coming to our senses and that the world of direct experience, behind all the thinking and all the self-absorption, is still intact and utterly available to us for our succor, for our healing, and for our knowing how to be.
And, when we return to the doing, for…
A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love.
It is a divine intercession from a thought system beyond our own,
re-arranging our perceptions and thus rearranging our world.
The journey to a better world isn’t along a horizontal road
but rather a vertical one;
it’s not a trip somewhere else, but only deeper into our hearts.
In any given instant, there is more love we could see