all about meditation
You are more powerful than you can imagine, with much more control over how your life plays out than perhaps you realize. Ancient wisdom teaches us that if we were to understand our True Self, we would see that we are no different than the thing we are searching for (Gayatri Mantra). These teachings may […]
I sit on my green cushion resting on my yellow rug that covers the honey-wood floor in the front room of my rented space, and close my eyes to meditate. A single thread of incense smoke, sweet and pervasive, rises as if pulled heavenward by some unseen force, like a wispy prayer into the ether. […]
Comparing meditation to medication, this video from the David Lynch Foundation, shows how transcendental meditation is used experimentally in Kingsbury Day School in Washington, DC, a school for children with language based learning disabilities. Twice a day the regular school program stops and the children meditate, using the TM method for just ten minutes, with incredible results, and without the use of pharmaceutical ADHD medications.
Once, as I was about to begin a yoga class, I asked the class if they had any requests for poses before we started. One who was relatively new, raised his hand and asked, pointing to the 4.5 ft. Shiva Nataraj statue behind me, “Why is that guy standing on a baby?” What a fantastic […]
The ‘aum mani padme hum’ mantra stands for universal compassionate wisdom and method applied to the macrocosm of surroundings through the microcosm of the self. It is a matrix of four; a set of symbols that reflects the integration of duality and polarity — the universal and individual, through and into each other, like metaphysical mirrors. The power of ‘aum mani padme hum’ is said to be activated by a fifth element, shri or hri, which refers to divinity itself.
Once, Laurence Olivier, the master of masters, perhaps one if not THE best play-actors of our time had just delivered his finishing lines of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The entire theatre was cupped in a quiet, magical revery, a rare experience that only happens when witnessing the finger of God. Then after several long seconds, the audience […]
Trust that when things don’t happen at the exact timing you want, there is something even more amazing being prepared for you by the universe.
We all have problems. We all grapple with the unknown, about the Universe, sure, but more specifically about our own complicated life. We all want to solve our problems as quickly and painlessly as possible. Sometimes it is only by questioning, or struggling, that we are driven to understand an otherwise hidden part of ourselves. […]
Here’s a little exercise you can do that will literally shift you into a wiser, more productive feminine viewpoint – the sixth chakra. The 3rd-eye chakra is where we receive insight into things without resorting to masculine reason or logic. You’ve heard of the phrase “feminine intuition.” When our third eye is strong and activated, we know what to do from a pure, feminine feeling sense.
When you are willing to surrender to the moment, all things simply come to you. Your search is over…once you stop looking and just be. I find with talking to so many people about meditation that this is perhaps the hardest part for them when just getting started. It’s the giving yourself that time to sit down and just BE that causes the most resistance.
I love rituals. They make the everyday special. I also love chocolate. So it’s no wonder that one of my rituals is to regularly and consciously go to my favorite chocolate shops and deliberately indulge. Everything about the experience becomes part of the ritual, including the people who work at the shop. It turned out […]
Commit to loving each moment of your relationship. Sometimes this may mean you have to end a relationship. But other times it may mean you must commit more deeply to working on your relationship, even though it’s challenging. When you commit to loving unconditionally you are committing to the highest good in any given situation.
Breakups are never easy. Some more painful than others. Especially when you feel like you have given your all to the relationship or felt like this was going to be forever. You attracted your partner because there were certain lessons that your souls were meant to teach each other. You attract to yourself a reflection […]