On Silence

When I was younger, in my late 20’s early 30’s, music was always on. The only time it was silent was when sleeping. I carried a transistor radio with me to listen to talk radio at my desk while working. Silence was a foreign idea. It didn’t occur to me to cultivate silence. During that […]

On Ahimsa

Yoga is more than a workout.  It’s an 8 limbed philosophy that lays over all cultural and religious belief systems.  It doesn’t matter your nationality, your race, your economic situation, the 8 limbed path is for all people.  One of the 8 limbs is the Yamas, a set of principles that when practiced allow the […]

On Choosing Faith

When I consciously choose to believe that God is everything, I widen the stress tolerance window. I have more peace of mind and a longer pause between stimulus and response. In other words, I’m less likely to “lose my head” over something simple.

Self Inquiry

Those of us who walk the spiritual path do it because we want to live with relative peace and calm. We want to be reasonably helpful to others.  When our shortcomings stand in the way of our serenity and usefulness, we are off the path, causing us discomfort, irritability, and sometimes outright pain. 

Healing our Angst

Last March, some of us thought that this would all be over by Easter. Then when it wasn’t, we thought, “Maybe by the summer.” The lush summer came and went; everything turned red, gold, and brown; it got cold. “Maybe by the new year.” Each expectation leads to another disappointment. The disappointments feed our angst like a greedy child devouring cookies.

Gratitude Shift

. You want to be free of the COVID blues? Choose gratitude. Choose to shift your magical magnifying mind onto the blessings that surround you. Watch the blessings bloom.