Susan’s Playlists for February 25 – March 1, 2013

space woman on hillIt’s been a rich exploration of making space this week – in the body, in movement, and in life.  I’ve been observing myself and notice that I have a tendency to fill in anything that is empty:  my stomach, a closet, my calendar, any silence.  Here’s my theory on my resistance around making space:  I think filling in spaces gives me an illusion of tangibility and permanence.  To make space requires that I have the courage to fully acknowledge impermanence.  What did you notice this week about your own response to space?

In addition to the playlists for the week, below is a poem that found its way to me on Friday morning that speaks to being with the mystery without looking for answers, and a link to an wonderful guided meditation by Tara Brach called Inner Space (thank you, Alison!).

As always, please let me know if you have any questions and how I can help more.

Love,

Susan

Report from the West by Tom Hennen

Snow is falling west of here. The mountains have more than a
foot of it. I see the early morning sky dark as night. I won’t lis-
ten to the weather report. I’ll let the question of snow hang.
Answers only dull the senses. Even answers that are right often
make what they explain uninteresting. In nature the answers
are always changing. Rain to snow, for instance. Nature can
let the mysterious things alone—wet leaves plastered to tree
trunks, the intricate design of fish guts. The way we don’t fall
off the earth at night when we look up at the North Star. The
way we know this may not always be so. The way our dizziness
makes us grab the long grass, hanging by our fingertips on the
edge of infinity.

“Report from the West” by Tom Hennen, from Darkness Sticks to Everything. © Copper Canyon Press, 2013.

Inner Space Meditation by Tara Brach

Susan’s Playlists for February 25 – March 1, 2013

Make Space – Monday, Feb 25, 2013, 1045am

Driver – 4:12 – Galen Butler

Clouds                – 6:33 – Feuerhake

Takshaka – 10:42 – Makayo

Lung Fu – 7:41 – Galen Butler

Come With Us                – 4:58 – Chemical Brothers

Maha Lakshmi – 5:19 – El Cosmo Group

Denmark – 5:07 – Chemical Brothers

The Space Between – 6:02 – Zero 7

Lavender Hill – 4:33 – Lex van Someren

Ascension – 4:52 – Lex van Someren

Make Space – Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013, 1045am

Passing Through – 5:17 – Bob Holroyd

A Different Space – 8:43 – Bob Holroyd

Journeyman – 6:41 – Bob Holroyd

Qalanderi – 6:55 – Cheb I Sabbah

Welcome to the Journey – 5:04 – Cybertribe

Drumming Up a Storm – 5:59 – Bob Holroyd

African Drug [Original Tribal Mix] – 6:02 – Bob Holroyd

Nataraj – 6:02 – Ganga Girl

The Sheer Weight of Memory – 5:28 – Bob Holroyd

Dark Waters – 4:35 – Bob Holroyd

Earthwatching – 4:14 – Bob Holroyd

Make Space – Thursday, Feb 28, 2013, 9am

Driver – 4:12 – Galen Butler

Clouds – 6:33 – Feuerhake

Takshaka – 10:42 – Makayo

Qalanderi – 6:55 – Cheb I Sabbah

Lung Fu – 7:41 – Galen Butler

Welcome to the Journey – 5:04 – Cybertribe

Come With Us                – 4:58 – Chemical Brothers

Maha Lakshmi – 5:19 – El Cosmo Group

Denmark – 5:07 – Chemical Brothers

Lavender Hill – 4:33 – Lex van Someren

Ascension – 4:52 – Lex van Someren

Make Space – Friday, Mar 1, 2013, 9am

Passing Through – 5:17 – Bob Holroyd

A Different Space – 8:43 – Bob Holroyd

Journeyman  – 6:41 – Bob Holroyd

Something To Believe In – 4:44 – Parachute

Drumming Up a Storm – 5:59 – Bob Holroyd

African Drug [Original Tribal Mix] – 6:02 – Bob Holroyd

The Thing That Helps Me Get Through – 4:35 – Spearhead, Michael Franti

Stairway To Heaven – 8:03 – Led Zeppelin

Djarrimirri – 3:57 – Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu

Slip Into Something More Comfortable – 4:48 – Kinobe

The Barney Fade – 3:34 – Fragile State

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