It’s time for another installment of my bi-weekly email series. In each issue, I share three resources that I have found to be helpful for myself and/or my clients. As a former librarian and a current voracious gatherer of helpful information, I’m constantly listening to podcasts, reading books and articles, and watching various videos that spark my interest.
It’s soon to be the end of the year and this is the last podcast that I will recommend in 2019. However, the whole notion of a year is arbitrary as is all of time. Here’s a very interesting podcast about time and clocks. Whatever your relationship to time is, it’s interesting to notice how much the practice of time rules our lives.
I don’t know how many of you like or listen to classical music. I grew up listening to all forms of classical music and have always found it to be uplifting. One of the hardest things about losing my hearing was not being able to listen to music any more. However, thanks to my cochlear implants, I’m slowly getting better at listening to all forms of music including classical music.
Clemency Burton-Hill’s, “Year of Wonder: Classical Music to Enjoy Day By Day” is a great way to start off and spend each day of the new year. She spends a page talking about each piece, including why she appreciates it and puts each piece into their cultural context. I found pieces I had never heard of before as well as old favorites. You can go to YouTube and get videos of live renditions of most the pieces she has chosen. If you’re new to listening to classical music, this is a great introduction. And if, like me, it has always been an important part of your life, I’m sure Burton-Hill’s choices will widen your choices of listening as well as remind you of your old favorites! Enjoy!
In honor of Ram Dass’s life and passing, here’s a video of Ram Dass speaking about the meaning of life and what is really true about the essence of our existence. His teachings are the perfect way to end a year and to start a new one. Watch and listen through the ear in your heart and the heart in your eyes.
I wish you all an excellent new year. Thank you for reading these newsletters this past year. I hope that they have entertained and educated you.
May you be safe from inner and outer harm.
May you be free from guilt, shame and hatred.
May you enjoy physical and mental well-being.
May you live with the ease of an open heart.
May you go beyond your inner darkness and awaken to your radiant true nature as boundless love.
If any of these resources elicited any thoughts or feelings that you’d like to share with me, please contact me. If you like these emails, feel free to share them with other coaches, friends, clients and people walking the transformational path.
See you again in two weeks,