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Yoga: Body as Metaphor

Written by on September 29, 2020 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Yoga: Body as Metaphor

The Spirit Playing Dress Up Ever since I began to practice yoga I’ve been asking this essential question: so what? What is yoga and why is it beneficial. I asked myself “Is it a health promoting regimen, is it meditation in motion, is it a physical ritual on my way to spiritual understanding? It could […]

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To Whom Are We Beautiful As We Go

Written by on September 1, 2020 in Conscious Living, Inspirational, Meditation with 0 Comments
To Whom Are We Beautiful As We Go

I wish I knew the beauty of leaves falling. To whom are we beautiful when we go? Excerpt from “Three In Transition” by David Ignatow And to whom are we beautiful as we go? This poem seems to point to the fact that even in our failing, there is a part of creation and therefore […]

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Going Home

Going Home

What if our soul is, as poet Mary Oliver says, “pure light that shines where no one is”? In her poem (conveniently titled Poem), Mary Oliver speaks to the notion of the soul like this: “Airy and shapeless thing,/ it needs/ the metaphor of the body. . . to be understood/ to be more than […]

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Coming Home

Written by on January 8, 2019 in Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
Coming Home

What if our soul is, as poet Mary Oliver says, “pure light that shines where no one is”? In her poem (conveniently titled Poem), Mary Oliver speaks to the notion of the soul like this: “Airy and shapeless thing,/ it needs/ the metaphor of the body. . . to be understood/ to be more than […]

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The Beauty of Disillusion: Learning to See

Written by on November 13, 2018 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
The Beauty of Disillusion: Learning to See

I wish I knew the beauty of leaves falling. To whom are we beautiful when we go? ~David Ignato   And to whom are we beautiful as we go? This poem seems to point to the fact that even in our failing, there is a part of creation and therefore a part of ourselves that […]

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The Sun Within You

Written by on September 19, 2018 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Inspirational with 0 Comments
The Sun Within You

I awake today and sit enjoying the silence of the morning. Even as I sit, I’m watching the bright morning sun dance its procession around my front room. It is playing with the crystal hung in my eastern window and splattering rainbow prisms across each wall. Even as I look, the color changes and fades, […]

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Seeing The Light Through The Rags

Written by on March 27, 2018 in Conscious Evolution, Conscious Living, Meditation with 0 Comments
Seeing The Light Through The Rags

What if our soul is, as poet Mary Oliver says, “pure light that shines where no one is”? In her poem conveniently titled Poem, Mary Oliver speaks to the notion of the soul like this: “Airy and shapeless thing,/ it needs/ the metaphor of the body. . . to be understood/ to be more than […]

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You Do Not Have To Be Good

You Do Not Have To Be Good

You Do Not Have To Be Good by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and […]

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Yoga is Art

Yoga is Art

What is the marriage between inner and outer beauty? Yoga is many things. It’s a science, a philosophy, a mode of spirituality, and a method of therapy to name a few. Sometimes I forget that yoga is also an art. Yoga is beautiful, pure and simple. It’s beautiful to watch and to experience. Yoga, like […]

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