This weekend we concluded our inaugural Attaining Self-Mastery course. We are so grateful for and proud of all of our Self Masters - trainers and participants - for doing the deep and transformational work of self-mastery over these last 5 months (and moving forward into the future). The work that they are doing not only impacts their lives, but everyone around them.
A question we’ve discussed throughout the course is - how do you create profound changes in your life? And it was...
Probably the greatest benefit of any 40 day practice is that you do the practice for the 40 consecutive days. Then there's the benefit of the chosen meditations.
If you look at what you're most consistent at in your day to day, you'll get a clue as to why things may or may not be working for you in each specific area. Because we get really good at what we do (or don't do)! And that's good news, because we can change that.
We've been having conversations with people about how meditation and yoga practice serves them in their everyday lives.
When we talk about the things we want to accomplish in our lives, it doesn't always serve to focus on the fact that we're healthy and all the gratitudes. While those things are incredibly important, they often come with an air of "you're fine, don't take it all so seriously, don't look at that stuff so hard, it's in the past and the future, just breathe and move with...
You realize you have a pattern of behavior that’s no longer working for you. You’re ready and willing to change it... but where to start?
Begin with awareness. Awareness creates change.
For example, you realize you say yes whenever you are asked to help with or do something. You don’t even think about it, you say yes, and figure out how to incorporate it into your already full schedule, later. As a result, you don’t have time for the things you want to do in your...
The shitstorms we experience in our lives call on us to take inventory of what we don’t want and what we do want.
And then we get to make a change.
Change doesn’t happen by being polite, listening to others at our own expense, or taking months or years to figure out how to move forward with as many nods as possible. It happens because we decided to follow our own path and play it big.
That’s what we call our Dharma. Living our truth.
Doing so takes a...
When you’re feeling stuck or blocked, stop and acknowledge it.
You don’t have to “push through”, ignore it, or send it to the back of your mind to deal with later.
Later is never convenient.
Later is disruptive.
Later rarely helps the situation.
Take time now to sit with what you’re feeling, what you’re experiencing.
If you’re busy and think you have no time, set a timer for 10 minutes. Turn off your phone, close your...
Actually, we have more than 8, but the first 8 make the first octave. The first 7 are located in your physical body, and the 8th - the magnetic field - surrounds your entire physical body.
These energy centers govern how we perceive and respond to life.
I used to launch myself out of bed in the morning as soon as my alarm went off. I blame this on years of being oncall and waking to the horrid sound of my pager going off. When I heard that sound, my heart started pounding and I was out of bed and on the phone in a blink. I prided myself on sounding “awake” even though I was fast asleep only moments earlier. I continued to wake up this way for years after my oncall days. It was a habit. In my home, we call this the fast start to...
BOUNDARY: a line that marks the limits of an area; a dividing line. (Oxford Dictionary)
We are surrounded by boundaries. Maps remind us of the lines that divide lands from bodies of water. Continents, countries, states, cities-- maps show us where they all “begin” and “end”. Blueprints show us the boundaries of our homes, and where the fences should go up between neighbors. Even within our homes, we have specially designated spaces such as “family...
Imagine if you could be curious about everything like when you were a child.
"What if I did this? What would happen?"
It was playful. The world was filled with wonder.
And, you survived the what ifs.
They got you much further in life than you think. In fact, those what ifs that you played out are often the fond memories you carry today.
What you may not have learned is how to translate the negative feedback from the world when your what ifs didn’t please them. You took...