Tag Archives: emotions

Getting permission to flow

Maria attended one of our retreats a few years ago. Now in her fifties, she has been practicing meditation, which she had learned from a well-known Indian guru, for more than thirty years. She had a very calm, empty, silent presence. She dressed in plain, very sensible clothes, and her gray hair was cut in […]


Behind the Locked Door

Here is a passage from my book The Translucent Revolution. Iago thrives on emotional chaos. We are afraid of our strong emotions, and often regret words and actions prompted by them. Then we suffer, not necessarily from the feelings themselves, but from our resistance and the shame associated with them. Caught in Iago’s trance state, […]