WILL YOU ACCEPT SAVASANA’S INVITATION?

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Savasana, or corpse pose, is this invitation from our big Self, our Spirit, to our little Self, our humanness, the ego of who we are. To Rest. To turn over, our worries, our attachments, our stories.  To settle into that stillpoint of peace where our gender, our job, and our choices are secondary to our truth.  […]

Pure Prayer

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I wrote this prayer for the season for myself, and I contemplated whether to share.  Prayer is a personal and sacred practice; however, in the spirit of the season, I am posting.   I hope it touches you in a meaningful way. I am grateful for all of you. ———————————————————————————————- My Prayer Of Hope: May I […]

The Mind-Body-Soul Benefit of Dhyana

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As modern humans, our brain’s pleasure-centers are unavoidably tied to sources of instant gratification and constant distraction, such as text-message pings, YouTube memes, and social media likes. These may be exciting and entertaining at times, but when our relationship to them is left unchecked, our spiritual lives suffer. Why? In Sanskrit, there is a word that can help […]

A LESSON IN CIVILITY FROM THE ANIMALS

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It is no wonder that in the flock of geese who have lived together for generations, migrating from here to there, that there is never a mass murderer. It is no wonder that even the finicky, energetic donkey lives in peace with her family. It is no wonder that the birds fly and sing in […]

What is the purpose of it all?

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“The very purpose of our life is for happiness.”  – His Holiness the Dalai Lama What is your definition of happiness?  This isn’t a conceptual question but one that I hope you will give your attention.  I hope that you will write it down, look at it, wordsmith your creation, breathe it in, make your final […]

Welcome To The Rerun of The Family Sh*tshow

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On Thanksgiving, one of the most optimistic, passionate lovers of life said to me: “Now begins the Annual Sh*tshow Season.  Between now and December 31st, everyone will meet their match.” I suspect this generated nodding heads from all of us on some level as we’ll find ourselves at dinner tables with family members who are […]

WHAT ARE YOU GROOVING?

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When we think about our life’s purpose, it can feel overwhelming and nebulous. But really, our life path is a compilation of finite moments.  To create an impact, we must bring choice to the moment.  In choice, we are awake to our impact, the request of the moment, the opportunity of this situation.  Who are […]

Are we better off or just strung out?

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I’ve been grappling with the role of technology in my life. Not in a “hmmm…. I wonder how I can create more meaning and less noise from these devices” but from a place of truly seeing how technology impacts quality of life, time optimization, authentic, deep connections, creativity, and spiritual practice. Technology comes to us […]