*That I've read. Books that explore Higher Consciousness, Personal Transformation, Enlightenment, Toltec Wisdom, & the Nature of Existence. I'll begin by saying that my repertoire isn't massive. I've never deep-dived down the rabbit hole of reading a lot of spiritual books, wary of soaking up too many spiritual ideas and it becoming a heady quest for knowledge rather than an experiential exploration of truth and self. BUT, these books have all had profound influences over my
In just a few hours The Mitoté will be released on Vimeo! The Mitoté is a 30-minute experimental short, co-written and created in partnership with my brother Frank Bennett. We had planned to screen it at film festivals before a public release, but when the pandemic happened, we decided to release it for free on Vimeo for anyone looking for more though-provoking entertainment during isolation... "Mind-bending & Enlightening" —IMDB Reality starts to appear less real as Max wake
Crisp. Clear. Present. Invigorated. Alive. Energy moving. Life-Force flowing. Heart beaming! Thus is the feeling surging through every cell after a simple swim in ice cold water. Addictions and cravings for substances ~ drugs, caffeine, sugar, food, adrenaline~ arise, often out of a desperation to be stimulated into life. We often forget there is an infinite source of life resting within that can be returned to at any moment. And when we return, there is no need for any subst
A lyrical, Introspective Guest Post through the eyes of Frogs by Frank Bennett, from his blog at www.frankbennett.me Swimming through their liquid world, silent under fallen branches, silent over soaked dirt, debris. Smooth chocolate-brown world in youth, tucked away from the forest's dance of colour and sound. An aquatic womb holding juvenile souls, protection through malleable skin. Time is absent. Sun comes, sun goes. On a clear night she takes her first steps, takes her f
Sharing my story as a deeply introverted being in an extravert society, in hopes it might shed light on yours. The heightened love and pain of being sensitive in a desensitised culture. If your reading as someone raised in a western culture like me, it's brave to acknowledge that you feel, because most of us are conditioned to ignore the fact. That feelings are weak and must be supressed. But without acknowledgment of feelings, what are we? In a way we might as well be dead..
Cultivating a morning ritual that opens you up to meet the day with vibrancy, clarity and buoyancy. Sometimes I get asked what I do to get in the 'flow-state' as a writer, so I thought I'd share it here for anyone else wondering how to up their efficiency, and strangely it begins with a morning ritual that has nothing to do with writing. Having a morning ritual was something I began as a teenager to align with myself. A deeper self than the one I yet knew, but sensed beneath
Everywhere you look, someone's doing yoga. But why? Why are you doing it? Say Yoga was a tree; the fit, toned, nimble body you might be stoked about would be one of the leaves. Just one. A flimsy bi-product. Your sense of connection with yourself and the healing you might feel each time you hold a pose long enough for a deep emotion to rise and release; the branches. The sense of stillness, and silence you might find by the end could be the trunk. But the majority of people a