I don’t consider myself a “healer”... but I do know that I’ve been healed in some powerful ways by making music.
While shyness, or being more reserved or quiet at times, can certainly be a strong (and perfectly fine/normal) personality trait, it doesn’t have to mean a life sentence of hiding nervously in the corner.
In meditation I sometimes have it… but the other day, sitting sick in bed, working, the feeling came over me.
I don’t know if you’ve been feeling it, but the energy this month is not about dreaming. It’s about getting dirty. Getting down to brass tacks. Doing the work.
I came across the word, "shoshin," for the first time last year, which is a word that comes from Zen Buddhism meaning, "beginner's mind." And ever since, it's been a concept that's clung to my outlook like a charm.
Late one night recently, I was hanging out with a professor from a local university. By any academic measure, he was a success with a 20-pages long CV, receiving millions of dollars in funding, international recognition, speaking gigs, and on track for tenure. And while this professor was accomplished and brilliant, he was not happy.