Good morning friends. I have a busy work day ahead, so I am just going to share what I gathered from my readings this morning that I found pretty interesting! I only had a chance to read a few pages into each book.
The Zen of Recovery:
–We benefit from seeing the anger of others as their suffering.
-Sometimes going “crazy” can be the only way to freedom from a negative past (some of us are motivated by pain).
-We can gain some peace accepting the hand we were dealt and understanding that we were programmed differently, and are inclined to react differently than others might. We can find tools to help us function normally.
-Having nothing happen during meditation can be a great relief!- I always thought I was doing it wrong 😛 (apparently not!)
-This World is a dream we can awaken from.
The Book of Floating
-The first international float conference on Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique was in Denver, Colorado in 1983. Float tanks were acknowledged for their potential in clinics, hospitals, schools, health/wellness/fitness centers, addiction treatment centers, spas etc.
-Hutchison was originally very skeptical about floating. He found the idea of it amusing, and as a journalist, wanted to ge to the bottom of the phenomenon.
-Before trying floating, he described it as “retrograde” for people to pay to be alone for an hour in a culture where status was earned by being frantic and being exposed to as many simulations as possible.
-There is no real sensory deprivation as people might think. We create our own in a sense.
-Hutchison discovered that the float itself was just the beginning and that its effects were very valuable. Afterwards your senses are heightened.
I will share more tomorrow! Have a lovely day 😊💜💜💙💚