Is “there’s no place like home” a secret mindfulness instruction embedded into the story? Do the emotional and spiritual searches of the four main characters tell us anything about our own searches for mindfulness and presencing?

Maybe finding a heart, a brain, courage, and home is all we need to make our lives whole and live in the present. Maybe body scanning practices might be the place to start.


We’re not in Kansas anymore because the Wizard of Oz premiered on this day in Los Angeles at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in 1939.