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Episode 39: Silence

Practicing silence can range from a silent retreat to no TV while eating.
How does your silence look?

It’s normal to be triggered by silence. It gives us the clarity to see our most subtle comforts and discomforts.
Silence is a sensitive and often vulnerable place. Be gentle on yourself and do what’s right for you right now… That may be different tomorrow.

This episode features music and insights from Josh Kane.
Drop in and visit Josh on tour: www.UhHuhHer.com/tour

To get more details on 13 Weeks to Awakening and “Silence Week” go to: www.13WeeksToAwakening.com

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Meditation Practices
There are infinite tools for practicing silence, these are a few you might like:

  • Time alone in nature (let people know where you’ll be if it’s remote).
  • Blocking time for a silence practice or a silence retreat.
  • Use a pad and paper to communicate or write ideas down. Writing something down can let your mind release rather than try to remember or further explore it.
  • If a thought comes up when I’m practicing complete mental silence, I often come back to feeling the vibration of life in my hands or my heart. Any other present moment anchor like the breath, sound or touch works too.
  • Mentally or verbally reciting a simple mantra like “Sat Nam” or “So Hum” can help to silence the mind.
  • A super SUPER powerful meditation practice for profound silence. It’s worth checking out your local Kundalini Yoga class: So Darshan Chakra Kriya
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Episode 37: Listening

Thanks for tuning in to this week’s show.
This one’s about the simple and subtle art of Listening.

Listening with ears and with the body, when you’re talking with people and when you’re by yourself. Listening deeply to moment to moment daily life.

To get more details on 13 Weeks to Awakening and the “Listening Week” practice, keep an eye on the website: www.13WeeksToAwakening.com

For more about confest, what it is, where and when go to their website: www.confest.org.au

This episode features music by Josh Kane.
Drop in and visit Josh on tour: www.UhHuhHer.com/tour

For more TSATR content come to: iTunes, twitter, facebook and youtube!!!

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“An Update!” by Josh Kane

Hey
It’s Josh
This is what’s happening:

I have chosen to hold off on posting this week’s episode because it feels like, upon listening, that I have talked entirely too much about concepts that are only somewhat related to my own true experience. I was giving advice, offering technical practices and attaching some expectations to them around the little details of enlightenment.

Who knows what will wake anyone up… It’s not my place to tell you how you will feel from doing something. It is my belief that credibility depends on one’s actions being fully aligned with one’s speech. I; WE, do our best.

We accepted when we first started this, Ian and I, that we would be authentic to the best of our ability. We would be vulnerable and open to the best of our ability. And like the constitution of the united states, we would be a fixed object like a new river, with the ability to change and adapt to what will certainly be, just by flowing and letting the bedrock below do its thing. Make space.

We travel, still reaching out and connecting across thousands of miles, through thousands of seconds of stillness, hoping we’ll be present enough where we are at to one day fall helpless into the arms of Mother Earth and Father Sky. LA, CT, AU, UK, CA, NY… Step by step, we have seen this journey come so far, pouring wide open so we can feel empty… That emptiness of being fulfilled by the knowing that we have done all we can.

Remembering at last, with no hope of forgetting ever again, that we are eternal.

We are planning a trip to Italy to do some workshops in August, and that’s exciting for both of us. We are doing our best to keep up with everything. We imagine you are too, whoever you are.

Thanks for listening to my little check-in. I miss sharing so much with so many people at once, even though it’s so scary. To be seen by you, and wonder what you think, breathe through that, and then try my best to stay present with how it feels to be who I am, whether i understand or not, whether I try or I don’t. It’s all happening just right, otherwise it would’t and we would all do something else.

Maybe you agree. maybe not. Maybe you are still growing, like me, and that feels good. It feels true. Thanks for letting me into your world. You’re welcome in mine anytime… with boundaries, I would hope.

Aho

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