Kintsugi living blog — spirituality

Keeping the windows of the soul clean

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

Keeping the windows of the soul clean

© 2010 Pat David, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio There's a long, narrow window beside the front door of my house. Other than using it on rare occasion to see who is knocking at my door, I pay very little attention to it as I go about my days. Last weekend I happened to walk by it as the light was hitting it just right, and I noticed that it was filthy. It only took a couple of minutes to clean it well inside and out, but it made such a huge difference in how sharply I could see...

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7 gentle practices that promote healing

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

7 gentle practices that promote healing

© 2007 mrhayata, Flickr | CC-BY-SA | via Wylio Living a kintsugi kind of life means actively working on healing the broken places in our lives in such a way that our healing does become gold to be treasured. Part of that healing process involves facing our pain head on and allowing it to flow through us, but few of us in our emotion-phobic culture have been taught how to do that. Instead, we are conditioned to keep the pain hidden and distract ourselves from dealing with it through work, shopping, eating, alcohol, drugs, busyness, TV, computer games, and a...

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The breath of life

Posted by Kenetha Stanton on

The breath of life

Breathing in life by Damemusic, on Flickr. Used via Creative Commons licensing. One of the most life-changing things I learned in my yoga teacher training class was how to breathe. Of course, we all breathe every moment of the day without even thinking about it, but I had no idea how much impact the way I breathe had on my body, my mind, and my emotions until I learned how to breathe well and how to control my breathing. As I was reading Richard Rohr's The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See over the weekend, I learned that...

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