Posts from: Inner Peace

Mind of a Flower

Can a Flower Have a Mind? The Mind of a Flower By Jerry Dorsman How can we make a better connection with the world around us? Let us first consider what we are. As Gretel Ehrlich revealed in her book The Solace of Open Spaces: “Everything in nature... (more...)

Reducing Self-Criticism in Recovery

Reducing self-criticism Reducing Self-Criticism in Recovery -Article by Helen Barker Many alcoholics and addicts use their substance abuse in a bid to achieve both happiness and confidence. However, in reality, addiction will never provide a route to... (more...)

Just Like Children Playing

Children Playing Just Like Children Playing By Jerry Dorsman Consider the various symbols in our lives. They’re all around us. Throughout history, we humans have developed thousands of symbols. Admittedly, some of these hold special meaning for us.... (more...)

Dancing in the Universe

I come out dancing Dancing in the Universe By Jerry Dorsman Churned from swirling soot into this bright presence, I come out dancing. I pause momentarily and offer thanks to the universe itself. A part of all that’s gone before and forever a part of... (more...)

From Cosmic Dance to Inner Dance

Come and Enter the Cosmic Dance From Cosmic Dance to Inner Dance: A Celebration By Jerry Dorsman Bang that drum. The particles are dancing. This universe of ours keeps changing, whirring, spinning in non-stop motion. With each passing instant, our world... (more...)

Jerry Dorsman Recovery Story

It was a long, winding road with many pitfalls but ultimately I navigated it. I recovered. As I look back however, I lament the days I wasted due to alcohol and drugs. It was too many days and it continued for too many years. My lifestyle at the time... (more...)

What You Need to Know about Alcohol Metabolism

How does alcohol change your metabolism? This Presents a Revision to the Book, How to Quit Drinking Without AA: I did my research for this book in the 1980s and early 1990s. At that time, the best explanation for why alcohol packed so many calories was... (more...)

Practicing Detachment

Finding inner peace through detachment Practicing Detachment by Jerry Dorsman (adapted from How to Achieve Peace of Mind) By letting go it all gets done The world is won by those who let it go But when you try and try The world is then beyond the swimming. —Lao... (more...)

Celebrating the Body

Celebrating as a Path to Inner Peace Celebrating the Body by Bob Davis (excerpted from How to Achieve Peace of Mind) We ought to dance with rapture that we should be alive, and in the flesh, and part of the living, incarnate cosmos. —D. H. Lawrence When... (more...)

The Stop Technique: A Type of Meditation

Stopping in the moment can bring peacefulness Starting to Stop by Jerry Dorsman (excerpted from How to Achieve Peace of Mind) All motion in this world has its origin in something that is not motion. —G.C. Lichtenberg We live our lives in continuous... (more...)

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