on pain in meditation

The other day, someone mentioned to me that she often has pain in her neck and shoulders during meditation. It got me thinking about what we do with the experience of pain during meditation — when is it useful to work with, when is it worth avoiding, and why is it important to pay attention […]

Lessons from a blackberry bush

A blackberry bush only gives berries on its second-year canes. Meaning: the stalks that grow this summer will not bear fruit until next. And the canes that are covered in berries this year? They will never produce again. You’ll have to cut them down. Make space for the new. And what I want to say […]