Monthly Archives: March 2016

Writing with your non-dominant hand

Switching hands for meditation
By Nancy B. Loughlin
Published in News Press on March 22, 2016

Switch to your non-dominant hand, and you’ll be writing from a different place.

Why shouldn’t you pull wisdom from every resource, every aspect of self, you have?

Reverend Crystal Childs, Fort Myers handwriting analyst, suggests writing with the non-dominant hand as a self-exploration tool. When righties go left and lefties go right, she explained underutilized energies can emerge from the ego’s shadow.

Beginning readers are so busy trying to decode language they aren’t paying too much attention to meaning.  Likewise, when you write with your non-dominant hand, you are so focused on forming the letters that your ego can’t interfere with the inspiration that is coming in.

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Brahmacharya: Practicing Restraint

Practicing restraint
By Nancy B. Loughlin

Published in News Press on March 15, 2016

Some of the most indulged humans in history now walk the earth.

We wear the workaholic label as an honor. We’re too edgy to mindfully prepare our food, so we eat our fast food fast.  We perpetually text because we’re too impatient to wait for face to face. We want something we can’t afford, so we charge it.

If a friend or acquaintance frustrates us, we ghost them instead of practicing unconditional love and compassion.  We ensconce ourselves in online networks, insulated by likeminded carbon copies so we never have our beliefs and worldviews challenged.

And we sleep around.

These indulgences have consequences.  We’re exhausted. We’re obese.  We’re distracted. We’re broke.

We can’t see others’ flaws as reflections of our own.  We lose our ability to listen, be civil, and we’re trapped in closed-minded ignorance.

And we’re lonelier than ever.

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