The notion that we're living a story about conscious aging means that if it's a good story (and everyone likes a good story) we'll have plot twists galore. Hooray for game changers! It also means that if we are lucky and ready, with each plot twist we'll experience a bit more consciousness and awareness. Huzzah for light for the journey! As I move closer to Wisdom's Edge I've noticed I often experience a huge plot twist just before the next turn in the road. Several years ago when I discovered the Buddhist teachings of Pema Chodron and the sensible, friendly advice of neuroscientist Rick Hanson, I knew this was one of those game changing moments. When I read something by one then something by the other, I saw that in essence they were both saying the same thing but in different contexts: Spirituality vs. Science. Take a look at the teaching above, read the repost below, Hanson's August 1, 2014 "Just One Thing" blog, and then compare the essence of the two. What do you think? Looking forward to hearing from you...email@example.com.
Just One Thing