Friday, May 2, 2008


+ In Inner Work at Inner Frontier Joseph Naft offers "Inner Body for Inner Life." Excerpts:

If truth be told, our inner life of thoughts, emotions, and sensory perceptions often seems chaotic, random, disorganized, and haphazard. In comparison, our outer, physical life seems orderly and mostly predictable. A primary reason for this difference is that while we have a well-formed physical body, we do not have a well-formed inner body.

The remedy begins in concerted and consistent efforts to develop our inner body.

That inner work of sensation leads us toward moments of more stable presence than otherwise possible. Living in our inner body, we can notice our thoughts and emotions without being at their mercy, identified with them, careening through the highs and lows, believing we are those self-generating thoughts and emotions. Our inner body enables us to see more objectively what goes on inside us, without our usual entanglement with those goings-on.

1 comment:

joll said...

well said and well explained, thanks for the insight