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Wisdom from Matt Mumber

Wisdom from Matt Mumber

How do I embrace change?

The way that we answer this question can be life defining. Change is a constant. It is important that we learn how to adapt to life in order to find that balance between the external and internal environment that we call health.

Change requires more than just a new, exciting tool in order to be sustainable. It requires seeing things with new eyes and letting go. Change that sticks requires personal transformation. How do we get there? Transformation requires that there be a path that works and can be followed in community, even if it is only one other person making the journey with us.

The path to transformation is rooted in safe space. This space is a confidential holding of whatever comes up without trying to fix it. Within this safe space the following explorations can help to consistently begin again. For ease, they can be remembered as PQRRS.

1. Practice. A daily focus is important, and the ground of this daily focus is the cultivation of awareness. Find a way to Stop. When we find a way to Stop, even for a single breath, we can stand beside the rollicking stream of our thoughts, roles and experiences, instead of just going along for the ride….Continue reading at

Matt is an integrative radiation oncologist and co-author of Sustainable Wellness: An Integrative Approach to Transform Your Mind, Body and Spirit.

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4:18PM PST on Jan 28, 2013


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9:12AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

"Change is in the air" Dissolve fear with abandonment of the egocentric consciousness, to pay attention to our breath is the essence of meditation practice. Being grateful is the essence of happiness. Finding the path of love is the way to reveal the creator and reaching the divine.

All of the above is not our corporeal nature of ego attachment reinforced by a judgmental society.

6:13AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

Great article. My philosophy and advise I give my friends, is to be thankful that we are the most adaptive creatures on earth. You have no control over others and learn to circumvent objectivity on your path.

5:50AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

noted, thank you

9:27PM PST on Jan 27, 2013


6:44PM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Thanks Gail

6:34PM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Good inspiration here, thanks.

3:45PM PST on Jan 27, 2013


3:28PM PST on Jan 27, 2013

thanks. practice always makes things easier.

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