“Studying texts and stiff meditation can make you…

“Studying texts and stiff meditation can make you lose your Original Mind. A solitary tune by a fisherman, though, can be an invaluable treasure. Dusk, rain on the river, the moon peeking in and out of the clouds. Elegant beyond words, he chants his songs night after night.”

~Ikkyu~

“One of the images that I like to use in teaching people about going into the feelings is the first time I learned to snow ski. You’re at the top of the mountain, and you’re looking down the mountain, and really all you want to do is fall back on your butt. But the ski instructor is saying “Look, the only way that this is going to work out is if you lean into the mountain and down the mountain.” This is exactly what I teach people to do with feelings: lean into them, go into them, because touching them with awareness and learning to be with them actually allows these especially difficult mind states, difficult feeling states, to move—to move through the body, to move through the mind.”

~Stephen Cope~

“Mindful reflection helps you identify the things that matter as they’re happening. By examining your motivations as you engage in your everyday life you gain insight into the way you choose between good and bad, right and wrong, happiness and unhappiness. All these things can be changed, but only when you see them in context. By cultivating a non-judgmental attitude towards your own thoughts and feelings, perceptions and fears, you transform your relationship with stress — and find balance. Mindfulness is an ancient Buddhist practice ideally suited to the modern world. Just as Buddhism is more than a simple technique, mindful reflection is more than just meditation.”

~Stephen Schettini~

“The idea that forgiveness is something you do for someone else results from the perception of power as the ability to manipulate and control. The unconscious intention behind not forgiving is to cause pain in someone you feel caused pain in you, and thereby alter his or her behavior. This never works because the origins of your emotional pain are inside you. When you choose not to forgive, you inflict pain upon yourself. Not forgiving is like trying to cause someone else pain by breaking your fingers. You are the one who is hurting when you do not forgive. There is nothing healing, nurturing, or even slightly positive about not forgiving.”

~ Gary Zukav ~

“All men should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.”

~James Thurber ~

Author: Roger - Dr Roger Prentice

Now I write, teach & coach mainly about interfaith as inter-spirituality - and how we can grow closer to our True Self. . As anyone who knows anything about IPF will realize my energy is curtailed - so I am concentrating primarily on 'inter-spirituality'. . In the past I would have said that: . 1) I run courses and give talks at conferences and in universities and colleges in the UK, China, USA, Canada, Scandinavia etc. . 2) I provide materials, outlines and lessons for Schools. . 3) My range of interests include personal development, learning and teaching, photography and film, the arts generally, spirituality and educational practice and theory. . 4) At the same time I continue developing the human-centred studies SunWALK PDS (People Development System) - a whole-person, high-achievement model for individuals, and for use in, NGOs, schools and other organizations. . 5) The key question that continues to animate me and my work remains, "What is it to be fully and positively human?" . Contact me via onesummit AT gmail DOT com (replace At with@ etc.). . All good wishes Roger (Dr Roger Prentice) . For those interested; My first degree is in English and Education. My masters is in Adult and Community Education. My doctorate presented a new holistic meta-model of education called SunWALK.

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