Friday, October 20th 2017

Spiritual Surf: Forbes, Fritz Perls, prayer & sexual misconduct

Yoga in the Boardroom recommends yoga in the conference room as one of its 10 ways to reduce stress at work. (picture from

Newsweek reviews “Away From Her” a movie about losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s.

The Phoenix Center blog offers five tips for “Getting your act together.” My favorite is Number 5: “Go out of your mind, and come to your senses.” The idea is from Fritz Perls, one of the founders of Gestalt Therapy. Blog author Wayne writes: “Perls used to suggest that we spend altogether too much time up in our heads, thinking, plotting, planning, and blaming, and nowhere near enough time in our bodies. In a sensory world, (which is precisely where we live, even if we choose not to notice) we are surrounded by ‘felt data and experience.’”

The Dahli Lama’s speeches in Madison Wisconsin from earlier this month are now online in Mp3 format, thanks to LamRim.

There’s an interesting discussion on the Buddhist interpretation of “Sexual Misconduct” at E-Sangha started by Mehmed. Poster Engyo has the short answer: “Anything that increases the suffering of another.”

Andrea Hess writes about the meaning of prayer, positing a new definition: “A conscious activation of our resources on the spiritual plane.”

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