Practicing Change

“Damn you! Damn you to hell!” I was sitting in meditation as the rage in these words spilled in through my open window from the street.  First – a sting to my heart, a mammalian mirroring response to the heightened emotions that were unfolding not 10 feet from where I sat. Someone walked on down the street, their condemnation slowly fading from earshot.

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There are no edges to my loving now...

This spring, I almost lost my son. During this time, everything fell away except for him, and the incalculable value of his precious life. I, his father, his sisters and brothers, and his entire community kept vigil and held him in love as we watched him ride the wave between life and death. We were doing everything medically that could be done; it was out of our hands.

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The Gift Within the Gift

I was fairly ill throughout the holiday season. It wasn’t anything serious, just a mutating flu, but as a result, I saw my family in a new light, and realized more clearly who I am in my family. For the first time in their lives, my children awoke to find no presents under the Christmas tree from me on the morning of the 25th. It was the greatest gift I could have given them.

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Honoring Jamie Zimmerman

Today, I learned that a beautiful soul, Jamie Zimmerman, slipped on the rocky shore of Lumahai Beach in Kauai, Hawaii, was swept out to sea, and lost her life. The loss of Jamie is beyond understanding. When I think of our last conversation, and how I expressed my excitement and deep pleasure in knowing her and wanting to grow with her, my heart breaks over the lost opportunities of her young life, and how much the poorer we are by her loss.

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Dear visitors to One Breath Circle,

It has been a privilege to weave together the learning and experience of a lifetime to offer the programs that you see in these pages. I look forward to welcoming the many collaborators who will be joining me in developing and refining this work so that its power and wisdom will be of deep service in your lives and the lives of all whom you touch. 

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