Conditioning doesn’t just hijack the mind, it hijacks the body as well. What is the body’s experience of pain or cravings without the mind? Could such a thing even be possible? When something happens that we believe is “the body,” we look to the body. Perhaps looking to the mind might be more illuminating. - Cheri Huber What are you noticing about how the mind affects the body's experiences? ... for Mindful Monday ... Photo credit: "reflecting minds," Jaume Escofet, 2013.
I read a BBC article yesterday that says artists have brains structurally different from people who are non-artists. Apparently artists have more gray matter in the areas of fine motor movement and visual imagery. I can't help but think of this as the kind of gift only God could give us. And Scripture agrees: "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."--Psalms 138:24 (NIV) If you don't believe the brain is a work of art, just ponder that gorgeous image above.
Where is your light today? What is leading you? What is giving you hope? Joy? Where are you letting your light shine? This is adapted from a posting I am doing today at IntotheBardo.wordpress.com This week in my church, it has been filled with conflict and dissension. That makes for a tough week! Let me clarify - structurally, from the upper echelon of the decision-making bodies, there has been a reinforcement of codified discrimination and what I think is just pig-headed wrongness. Ha! I am not feeling very charitable at all. I always have the choice of staying within the system or leaving. But leaving does not really move the ball forward for me. Why? Because my basic anthropology is that we are all connected. Even if I left this system and surrounded myself with folks that were just l