Not many of us come from the perfect we-all-agree-on-everything family. Most of us come from the imperfect we-don’t-agree-on-most-things family. And Christmas isn’t always the happy-present-opening-dinner-sharing time it’s looks like in the ads; it’s more often a tense-stressful-bickering-demanding-exhausting time. We know one couple who have agreed to disagree, as the husband votes Republican and the wife […]
How You Can Live With Both Fear and Compassion
There are a lot of people who need our love and care at the moment, such as most of the Republican party, Syrian refugees, Planned Parenthood doctors and clients, the police and both the black and white people they shoot, whether accidentally or not, to name but a few. They need our love because ever […]
How Fear Can Create An Epidemic
It’s like a plague – something happens that upsets the normal balance of life and pandemonium breaks out, suddenly fear of the ‘unknown other’ is making us turn away even from those most in need. When a seed of fear is planted in our minds it generates instability to the point of paranoia and can […]
Are You Jealous or Joyful?
With the impending Presidential election it’s become an onslaught of one-upmanship, with no concession that one or the other might actually be right or have something to offer. It’s an endless battle of my ego versus yours, my opinions versus yours, my brilliance versus your stupidity. Which is a great example of how not to […]
Do You Have Stress Or Does Stress Have You?
Imagine you are trying to squeeze some toothpaste out of a tube but you have forgotten to take the top off. What happens? Deb actually did this in one of her most unaware moments and the toothpaste soon found another way out — through the bottom of the tube and all over her. Now imagine […]
Why Without Inner Peace There Is No Outer Peace
When you find your peace there is one less person suffering. Swami Brahmananda Why is there so much discord, unrest, and uncertainty, in both our own lives and in the world at large? Why are so many of us dealing with depression, unhappiness, or discontent? We undoubtedly need more kindness, more consideration for each other, […]
10 Ways Meditation Frees Your Mind
Stillness is always there between our thoughts, behind the story, beneath the noise. What keeps us from experiencing this natural state of being is our habitual and ego-dominated monkey mind. Meditation enables us to see clearly, to witness our thoughts and feelings and reduce our self-involvement. Without such a practice of self-reflection there is no […]
The Hidden Enemy of Yoga: Self-Doubt
What’s the big buzz about yoga? Does it really help us? In it’s truest form, yoga is a uniting of body, mind and spirit. Its purpose is not just to become physically fit and mentally relaxed but also to deepen our spirituality, inspiring us to become more aware, wise, and loving, culminating in self-realization. It […]
What Are You: A Bhogi Or A Yogi?
Yoga, now closely followed by Mindfulness, has become totally mainstream, with more varieties of a theme appearing every day. Many who attend a yoga class come away from it feeling more energized, yet relaxed and calmer than before, which is one of its great benefits. Originally, yoga has its roots in ancient India. However, while […]
Diving Into Your Fear
The saying goes that when the Buddha was confronted with fear he invited it in for tea. Fear is something we all feel at one time or another; for some it can be crippling, for others it is subtle and pervasive, possessing different faces and disguises. On the one hand, fear is a natural response […]
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