Hero Action

The ultimate Hero Action is service to others. When we take action for the benefit of others without regard for self-gain, the personal reward is beyond measure. We learn that by helping others we help ourselves. Other Hero Actions can be less direct. Special attention training activities can help us develop the skill to recognize and address Dragons. Try them out and see…

How to bring yourself to your senses

Bringing Ourselves To Our Senses (BOTOS) A sensory awareness practice   BOTOS consists of systematically guiding focused attention through the 5 senses. By temporarily letting go of thoughts, this practice offers a way to become present and “reset” state of mind. To make it easy to remember, each sense corresponds with a finger on the hand.…

BOTOS practice: verbal cues + themes

The series of images offered below provides verbal cues as a guide to Bringing Ourselves To Ours Senses (BOTOS) practice. As with all the practice slideshows, the idea is to move through at one’s own pace. In addition to cues suggesting something to try in order to engage each sense, optional theme words are provided (in the lower right corner).…

Tree time

Tree Time Trees are emissaries of love. Take a walk and pay attention to the trees around you. If you feel drawn to a particular tree, go to it and spend time with it. Connect in whatever way feels right. Touch it; sit with it or lie below and look up through its branches. We…