Tag Archive for ‘meditation’

Identity Is Not Fixed

“I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end, nor do I really know myself.” –Thomas Merton, Christian contemplative “It is who we become that transforms the world, not what we do.” –Sandra Ingerman, Shaman, teacher, writer My yoga teacher recently told me, “I wake up every morning a different person.” “Me too!” […]

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A Prescription for Love (and Freedom)

When I did yoga teacher training several years ago, we learned about the different phases along what is known the eight-fold path. First we had to understand the underlying foundational principles of yoga, including “yamas” and “niyamas.” These were like the 10 commandments of being a yogi, and the principles lined up with those of major religions, such as acting with nonviolence in all things, and being truthful. Within a […]

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The Escape Room

I am an escaper. I have spent my life trying to figure out ways to escape when things get hard, when my emotions are heightened. If something appears in my life that feels difficult and overwhelming, my automatic response is to try to run away. Ever wonder why running is such a popular exercise? For a long time, I escaped through books, novels, especially. I didn’t like things about my […]

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The Sense and Essence Podcast, Episode 1: “Why Meditate?”

What’s the big deal about meditation? Why are people always talking about it? Can it really change your life? My friend Dan Staub and I very much believe it can, and for the better. In this first episode of our Sense and Essence Podcast, we discuss what initially brought each of us to meditation as well as some of the benefits we’ve noticed in our lives through a regular practice. […]

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The Job That Always Pays

“On this path effort never goes to waste, and there is no failure. Even a little effort toward spiritual awareness will protect you from the greatest fear.” –Bhagavad Gita We think that our purpose in this life is to find a paying job we like, so we can have money to fulfill our needs and desires. From an early age, we ask kids, “What do you want to be when […]

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