National Brain Awareness Panel Discussion part2. Nina Be tells her story of recovery from brain trauma and demonstrates mediation techniques to deal with it.
 

 

In a great sweep of divine trust, wonderful and wild humans have come to visit Nina's threshold.    

We were looking for nourishment that was not advertised or valued in the world.                    

There was a sometimes-crippling fatigue from too much disappointment...disappointment from  not being understood, being judged by unseen criteria, being harmed for being an inconvenience,  being forgotten as we didn’t want to add to the confusion around us. 

Slowly, we proceeded into understanding, finding nourishment and strength that was already divinely created.                                              

We made some tea. We found some quiet and rested.                                                                      

We wrapped a warm blanket of trust around our presence together.                                                

Together, we created warm and quiet places -- ‘home’ -- out of necessity and innate grace.

We made our way carefully... with strengths gleaned from our weaknesses and wisdom from our mistakes.                                          

We befriended what had been rejected, held precious what was to be forgotten.

Led by compassion, we came to understand that our breath, thoughts, words, and deeds created deep imprints upon the fabric of our reality. These tenets are the essential fundamental Truths within MindBody Centering Yoga. Through MBCY, we create liberation for ourselves by defining and embracing our authentic paths of power.                                                                                                                                                

Beautiful youth have put down cutting blades, life-threatening restrictions, drug habits, and self-abuse and become energized guides for others like themselves.

Wizened folks have stood up from their rockers and traveled the globe to offer the grace of their well-lived, almost-silenced experiences.

Lonely individuals, threatened by the disposable nature of corporate vocations, have arrived into unlimited imagination and creativity. They thrive as experts devoted to their reverent livelihoods. 

As we become quiet and listen in the sacred circles of MBCY, the chaos and confusion settles. As we arrive into this circle of question-askers, our shared understanding waters seeds of expression that may have lain dormant. These dormant seeds often feel like an exuberant Self that has longed to be heard and held.