Welcome to the Living Inquiries. We are glad you’ve found your way to us. The Inquiries are an intimate and fully embodied exploration of both our felt experience and our beliefs. The Inquiries invite us to discover what has previously remained hidden or unconscious, allowing an unraveling of thoughts and feelings which can bring a new-found sense of freedom. Whatever your life circumstances and whatever challenges you face, here are the broad brushstrokes of our invitation to you.

The Living Inquiries are transformational. Move beyond endlessly trying to fix yourself. Learn a simple process that unravels the belief systems and conditioning that seem to define you. Find out who you are by discovering what you’re not. Find your innate capacity to be okay (even when you don’t feel okay).

Honor and embrace your experience. Listen deeply to your mind and body, and become gently and honestly present. Integrate your abandoned, neglected or rejected parts as you gradually learn to love yourself. Tenderly hold your wounds and negative self-beliefs, beyond judgement and shame. Discover the natural spaciousness in which resistance and effort relax. Experience the relief of ending the war against yourself.

Connect deeply. Connect with the deep wisdom of your body and strengthen your capacity to trust its guidance. Connect with your heart and reveal your authentic self. Connect with others in this open-hearted and inclusive community.

Discover the liberation of simply being. Discover the gift of resting with whatever is here, just as it is. Discover a deep trust in life, however it is unfolding. Experience the sheer aliveness of being here, just as you are, unencumbered by the past or future.

If our invitation resonates with you, take your time to explore these pages further. You’ll find more on the what and how of the Inquiries here, and details on who we are here. You can read, watch and listen here. You’re also very welcome to contact us.

“The Living Inquiries enable us to chip away the false, hardened places that conceal the evidence of our bare and fundamental nature.” H.M.P.

 


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In The Range of Our Inner Experience Fiona Robertson discusses how we can worry that the content of our experience is wrong ( I shouldn’t be feeling this feeling or thinking this thought) while Lisa Meuser examines why we often blame ourselves when we feel bad through A Journey of Connecting With Discomfort and Sumitra Burton walks us through an inquiry into directly experiencing her angry, fearful thoughts in Scum Of The Earth.    Read more…

Our facilitators come from varied backgrounds and locations; from Hawaii and across the US and Canada to the UK and Europe. Read about their individual journeys, how the Living Inquiries have impacted their lives, and how they might be able to help you – read more…

There are many ways to inquire and we offer a variety of events. Join one of our weekly online Support Groups, become a member of a Natural Rest group, or sign up for one of our Deepening Courses to dive right into inquiry. Or attend a Workshop or Retreat – read more.

Watch facilitators talking about the Inquiries and the thinking that lies behind them. See self-facilitations on a number of topics, including the fear of driving, feeling lonely, and the need to get somewhere. Listen to recorded sessions about being perfect, body image issues and discovering what’s ‘real’. Read articles about the Living Inquiries that have been featured in Elephant Journal – read more…


The Dance of Comfort and Discomfort

14th December 2020

By Lisa Meuser. As we have been discovering over the past few months, the topic of discomfort[1] has many, many tendrils – some of which are still to be discovered! Always “on the journey,” new sacred tendrils constantly reveal themselves as I evolve. Maybe you’ve discovered that too? The Field… Read more…

Heart Seeing

14th December 2020

By Julia Stolk. So much of everything and nothing here this morning. The question comes, is it a choosing of where the attention is placed that is the everything or the nothing? And then a noticing, there is a natural resting, a natural choosing that finds nothing. The orientation to… Read more…

Going Deeper Than Safety

1st December 2020

By Lisa Meuser. In the last two blog posts I wrote about the possibility of discovering a sense of well-being even when there is discomfort. In this next blog post I will take that a step forward into the territory of safety, a topic that is very related to discomfort.… Read more…

Being Alone

1st December 2020

By Sumitra Burton.   This little word “alone” can be terrifying, perhaps second only to the word “death.” We naturally feel threatened by these ideas of being alone in life or of dying. And sometimes the sense of being alone feels worse than death. Also there can be a big… Read more…

Including Neutrality In Our Direct Experience

29th October 2020

By Lisa Meuser. This is the fourth part in my blog series on discomfort. You can find the first one here, as well as a YouTube link to all of them being read here. In this post I’ll be writing about the topic of neutrality, something I wrote a bit… Read more…

A Growing Relationship with Discomfort

30th September 2020

By Lisa Meuser. In the first blog piece on discomfort, I wrote about how we often unintentionally conflate discomfort with wrongness, and the importance and significance of befriending discomfort. In the second piece I explore the topic of internalized oppression – which includes living from our internal narratives of should,… Read more…


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