using the arrow buttons.
by clicking on the page.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider when zoomed-in.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field, and select "This Issue" or "All Issues"
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
displays sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays a slider of thumbnails. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse the full archive.
about your subscription?
Lions Roar : July 2007
SHAMBHALA SUN JULY 2007 36 self-indulgent but also deadened. When my son was a child, I refused to see the stu- pid Muppet movies popular then, or to go to Disneyland, or to color Easter eggs. He had to do all that with his friends’ parents. Now I wonder what kind of narrow-minded twit chooses her aesthetic tastes over spending exuberant time with her child! When you insist on having only particular kinds of experiences, nothing can deeply touch you. You’re too busy judging. On the other hand, a life lived openly without filters includes pain, heartbreak, Disneyland, and unpleas- ant occurrences. But you do have a satisfy- ing feeling of being infinitely approachable; the universe gets through to you, whatever scenery it’s hauling. For many years now, I have been con- sciously practicing not always choosing what I prefer. The first time I ever did this, I was in an ice cream parlor. I was survey- ing the flavors, trying to determine which would be the most intense chocolate experience. Suddenly it occurred to me to just step away, close my eyes, and pick a flavor. I did so and, much to my horror, I picked orange sherbet. I thought, should I go through with this? Yes, I decided. And you know what? Orange sherbet is great! Sherbet melts faster on the tongue than ice cream, and though I’m not a fruit- flavor fan, the taste of intense citrus was delicious—unexpectedly delightful and refreshing. And to think, if it weren’t for that little experiment, I would have gone to my grave without ever having tasted orange sherbet. Most of our preferences don’t make much difference, like whether to choose chocolate or orange, but if you always go with your preference in every matter, then it’s harder when it does matter—like preferring health to cancer. The statistical weight of your always choosing what you prefer becomes enormous, and your flex- ibility sags under it. It’s much harder to see everything as scenery. Now I regularly practice nonpreference. I wear whatever underwear comes up in my hand from reaching into the drawer. I randomly choose the third item down on a menu. And I watch with enthusiasm ev- ery movie my grandson chooses. ♦ Sterling Silver, $79 14k Gold , $1699 Metta Bracelet METTA PRAYER “May all beings be peaceful. May all beings be happy. May all beings be safe. May all beings awaken to the light of their true nature. May all beings be free.” 800.794.9862 www.dharmacrafts.com Introducing the Metta Cuff Sterling Silver, $79 14k Gold, $2179 The Endless Knot adorns the top of this striking cuff. The Metta Prayer is discreetly beneath. 6 3/4" dia. 3/8" w The never-ending Metta Prayer entwines this finely engraved möbius bracelet. 8 3/4" around fits men ss_metta_cf_brac_f06 1 10/3/06 4:41:25 PM “Some of the Best Years of My Life..” “My time at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing was nothing short of astounding. It is hard to truly convey the profundity of the teachings and enormity of my personal transformation that took place over the four years of studies. “I treasure all that I experienced there—the sophisticated healing skills, the intensive work on personal growth, and the wonderful sense of community among classmates of all ages and walks of life. They were among the best years of my life. “I have the greatest admiration for Barbara and her wonderful faculty of teachers, all of whom guided me through the multiple challenges with compassion, gentleness and understanding. In doing so, they created a place of safety in which I could feel confident and alive. One dream I thought I could never attain has also come true: “As a young adult with serious reproductive system problems, I was told I would never have children. Today, I have my miracle baby...Michael...who is now almost five years old. “I am sure all of the healings I received played a part. “As a Brennan Healing Science Practitioner, I now use the school’s teachings on a daily basis as I continue my journey of healing and self-discovery.” —M ichelle Renee DeMercurio, New Jersey, 2003 BBSH ® Graduate www.barbarabrennan.com • 1-800-924-2564 500 NE Spanish River Boulevard, Suite 108, Boca Raton, FL 33431 ® BARBARA BRENNAN SCHOOL OF HE ALING ® Like Michelle, you too have the opportunity to learn directly from Barbara Brennan on the four-year training program that can transform your life and bring the higher levels of awareness into everyday normality. The Barbara Brennan School of Healing isn’t just about learning to heal—it’s also about creating the life you want. Visit our web site to order a free copy of our remarkable DVD, Becoming a Healer.