Spotlight: Coping With Chronic Stress

It is not surprising that, during this pandemic, collectively we are having to face relentless amounts of stress. Here four wisdom leaders share techniques to help us with practical and insightful ways of coping. Living With Less Fear with Dean Sluyter Program 3644 MP3 Download Buy here $1.99 As we deal with the many successes and challenges of life, Sluyter guides us in understanding the benefits of natural meditation and shares that tuning into our inner luminous silence is actually what we are at our deepest core level. He says that love is a lack of otherness and reminds us
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NEW DIMENSIONS IS FOOD FOR THE SOUL

  The New Dimensions Team is so grateful for your participation with us in what Joanna Macy  calls “The Great Turning”. By listening to New Dimensions, you are feeding yourself positive images and are reinforcing “active hope” for the future. I actually volunteer my time for New Dimensions. That is my donation. I donate all my time for more than full-time work in producing, hosting, and distributing this program series. There are others who are doing the same. But we do need to pay for our post-production engineer, transcriber, as well as our web person. We need to pay for
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Music Playlist for New Dimensions Programs

Airing May 6 -12, 2020 Trekking the Pacific Crest Trail with Gail Storey & Porter Storey, M.D. Program 3483 From Album: Journey Between Artist: Baka Beyond 1998 Rycodisk – Hannibal #HNCD 1415 Opening Essay: Track 05 Cotu Music Break 1: Track 04 Konti Music Break 2: Track 06 Land’s End Music Break 3: Track 08 Queen of Ngorongoro Airing May 13 – 19, 2020 Presence: Inhabiting Our Humanness with Mark Nepo Program 3698 From Album: Roots – The Solo Piano Album Artist: Laurie Z. 1997 Zebra Productions #ZP-0103 Opening Essay: Track 02 Michael’s Song Music Break 1: Track 05 The Mysterious Painter
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Presence: Inhabiting Our Humanness with Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo speaks of being wholehearted as being present to our lives so that we become an open conduit to experience everything that’s larger than our finite self. He says, “By one act of compassion, we experience all compassion.” He goes on to talk about being present and being absent. He says, “When I’m present, I see differently, hear differently, know differently. And that gives me different choices, tools, and resources. . . . Often we’re absent out of fear.. . . So often when we hide, we are empowering what we are afraid of so much that we cut off our direct
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A Favorite Quote from a New Dimensions Guest : Mark Nepo

Weep and then smile. Don’t pretend to know something you haven’t experienced. Jalālad-Dīn Rumi, 13 Century Persian poet “Rumi is so familiar these days, wonderfully so. I love this quote from one of his poems because of the sheer authenticity of it. It gives us permission and encourages us that who we are is more than enough. I don’t have to pretend to be anything, not good, not even if we’re together and you’re struggling with something and I’m trying to be there for you and it leads me into feeling emotionally challenged. I don’t have to pretend. I can
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Mythology As A Way Of Truthtelling

Written history often distorts truth and does not have the ability to reveal fully the underlying core values and potential of human culture as do myths. It is said that myth is encoded into our DNA and human intelligence. What’s more, it cannot be denied that humankind is in the midst of the turning of an age that offers the potential of our greatest creativity. It is a moment in time that can only be compared to the great Renaissance. Furthermore, it is the ancient role of storytelling that holds mythic truths that taps into imagination to reveal the beginnings
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Will you be loyal like Hachikō?

There is a story that Mark Nepo tells in our latest interview with him, which you’ll be hearing in our May programs. It is one of a Japanese dog named Hachikō that is an illustration of incredible devotion, thoroughness, and wholeheartedness that we often learn from animals. In the 1930s, each day he would show up at the Shibuya rail station in Tokyo to meet his human companion. One day the professor suffered a brain hemorrhage and died and, of course, did not show up for Hachikō. Nevertheless, this loyal companion showed up at the station every day for 9
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A Favorite Quote from a New Dimensions Guest : Mary Mackey

There are three rules for writing a novel, unfortunately, no one knows what they are. Somerset Maughan (1874-1965) English playwright and novelist “This quote inspires me to remember that novels are not written as a paint by number series and that no one can really tell you how to write your novel. Writing a novel is an adventure of discovery and imagination and it’s part of your being, your passion, and it comes deeply from within you. It comes from both the heart and the head at the same time. It’s play and if you’re not having fun writing, get
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Trekking the Pacific Crest Trail with Gail Storey & Porter Storey, M.D.

Gail Storey poetically describes how the wilderness sanded her down to stillness, “Even as my body wore down, my heart opened. Like the snow plant, bursting red through the forest floor. Because of the mountains, the blue space of sky, the softness of green on gray rocks splashed with lichens? Or back in the desert, when colors took the place of thoughts: blue-purple lupines, creamy white yucca, prickly poppy yellow? Now, pearlescent cool air soothed my forehead and my mind settled down.” As a couple, they headed off on a 2663-mile trek from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail. Even
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