I come from the perspective that we are whole and complete as we are. The cause of our suffering is not some fundamental flaw in ourselves or even the difficult emotions or situations that arise but rather the fact that we have not learned how to welcome them as they are. Refusing “what is” creates conflict, causing us to feel tension and stress in our bodies and minds. As a form of self-protection we have been conditioned to repress what we can’t face, causing us to cut ourselves off from feeling and all that we need to live an authentic life.
My intention is to help you to connect to this understanding experientially, by bridging the gap between what your mind is thinking and what your body is feeling. This inquiry leads to an increased capacity to tolerate whatever is arising, without trying to fix it. Rather than being swept away by our emotions, we learn how to better and more appropriately respond to them.
With a sharp curiosity and a willingness to meet and welcome emotions and experiences as they are, we begin to build a greater intimacy with ourselves and move towards a life of greater ease and authenticity.