The System: Self Show,

Transforming Shame

Today I am sharing what is possibly one of my most personal recordings on a subject that is rarely comfortable to talk about: shame. You may be wondering what shame has to do with group process or online learning or any of the things that Sutra might be associated with.

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The Possibility of Presence

Scrolling my Facebook feed recently I was struck by the many ways that people are finding to share themselves and come together during this time. People are live streaming DJ sets, hosting conversations, and sharing inspirational stories. I even saw a video of children practicing yoga. A crisis can bring

The System: Self Show,

Becoming Super Human When Guru Nanak, founder of Sikh Dharma, came out of samadhi, he spoke 38 stanzas of which four were about listening. Each stanza concludes with: “Deeply listening, sorrows and errors depart.” I know, with a headline like Becoming Super Human, you’re probably expecting something about diet or productivity. But

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The Power of Faith

Dealing with set backs is a universal condition. When James Murray, the lead editor of the first Oxford English Dictionary was enrolled to publish the dictionary, he was confronted with a near impossible task: document the use of every single word in the English language throughout history. Originally expecting the

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Holding Space

I was a pretty obnoxious kid in high school.  Purple hair, lots of piercings, prone to making trouble.  I remember having a debate with my English teacher about Shakespeare, challenging her on the meaning behind certain passages we were studying.  I just didn’t understand where she was getting all this

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Bless You

How often do we consider the true significance of our words? Every time a person sneezes, someone will inevitably say, “bless you”. But what does this mean? Recently, I shared with a friend that when I walk by a person asking for money, I often respond with a blessing. His

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Overcoming Resistance

Resistance is familiar to anyone who has pursued a creative endeavor.  It is that comforting force of distraction in the face of a meaningful task.  It’s calling friends, surfing the web, researching something random, browsing Amazon, and day dreaming when you know you should be doing something else. In The

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