It’s hard to believe, but it’s three months since I jumped on a plane to Switzerland to be with my mother when she was dying. Throughout this intense flight I was nervous and not really in my body – and it was amazing at the same time.
Walking in the mountains of my youth. Quickly falling into the rhythm known from childhood onwards. Suddenly – present in the here and now, No-mind happens. Feeling physical relaxation at the back of the scull – the location of the limbic brain. A bit higher up the mountain the terrain gets rocky and more difficult.
Every culture has their sacred songs – universal and yet unique to each. They’re powerful and striking. However, not every tradition is as unique as a group of Aboriginal women from the Central Desert of Australia.
The concept of ‘Mind and Soul’ has so many theories – psychological, philosophical, religious and scientific. However, it calls for a 21st century specific metaphor in order to relate it to something readily understood; something practical that we use to improve our daily lives.