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    Alive in Two Worlds


    It hurts!

    We all suffer... When I'm experiencing any emotion below the vibration of love, my nervous system cries.  I get easily distracted, forget my surroundings, and start letting my imagination fuel the suffering even more with crappy stories that make me worry about bullshit that hasn't happened.

    This is called being awake on the inside world, but sleeping in the outside world.  Our dogs are awake to their internal state, yet deeply engaged in the information presenting itself right NOW.

    Let's agree that most of the time we have no idea what's going on in our dog's head.  And frankly... they feel the same about us.  That's why we have a hard time finding harmony with them on a walk... when guests come over... when we're in the kitchen...when we're on the phone or watching TV.  

    We've allowed ourselves to become 'trained' by modern life...we've forgotten how to stay connected to our 5 senses at all times.  Our technology and accumulated capital allow our imaginations to run free, yet I'm wondering the consequence of this.  

    Our dogs only pay attention with their 6 senses.  My two favorite superpowers that dogs have are their vast reservoirs of unconditional love... and their ability to sense our feelings.

    My desire is that you cultivate a mindfulness practice unique to you... tap into a state of comfortable stillness and start training your nervous system to 'catch' information coming in from all 5 sense gates.  Attempt many small doses of this throughout the day.  Do it when you're walking your dog, in the kitchen, watching tv... when you're sensing you're out of harmony.

    May something magical and evolutionary happen in your nervous system.  May you discover your Royal abilities and gain mastery over your unique array of mental and emotional states.  May you cultivate the ability to stay present through the dark states of the internal world and act with grace in the human world.  

    May you quickly transcend the way humans have been trained to suffer.  May you find that super power that your dog has. 

    This is a difficult practice but undoubtedly results in harmony with all things... especially your dog!  May you stay courageous.   This is the key battle all humans will inevitably face.



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