Addiction

Omega: You’ve written that “our bodies archive our life experiences and often tell the stories of our deepest fears.” How, exactly, do they “tell” those stories and how can we release or heal the fears associated with them?

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For many of us our computers, smartphones, and tablets have taken over our lives, inserting themselves into more and more places as they have replaced functions that used be done by multiple devices, or by time-tested analog technologies. 

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Addictions always originate in unhappiness, even if hidden. They are emotional anesthetics; they numb pain. 

The first question—always—is not “Why the addiction?” but “Why the pain?” The answer, ever the same, is scrawled with crude...

Rob: What originally motivated you to do this work, and what continues to motivate you? How, if at all, has that motivation changed over time?

Tommy: I'm motivated from my...

Widely known for her insightful, down-to-earth interpretation of Tibetan Buddhism for Western audiences, Pema Chödrön discusses how easy it is to waste your life with distractions, or dunzie, if you are not used to spending any time alone in...

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