Think a marble can roll off the deeply embedded groove and take an unpaved path that doesn't exist... without any interference?
It would take some fingers, or a disruption in its foundation to lift or shake it off its current path.
We're the same way. We've been hitting that snooze button every day for so long that expecting ourselves NOT to extend that arm to hit snooze and fall back asleep would take some dedication and honest desire to make change.
That's just the beginning of the morning...
Stress. It happens to all of us. Yep, even yogis.
The key is to have your early detection system activated so you can recognize the stress and take action. Know your early warning signs - perhaps irritability, tension in your shoulders, poor sleep, digestive issues, eating too much sugar… take a moment and write down what you experience when you start to feel stressed.
Next, take action:
Everything we do, we do to feel and become complete in ourselves.
Spirituality says that you are looking for your God Self in all that you do. Even before you were born, in utero, your mom was the completion of you. And then you realized your separateness, and thus began what would become the lifelong search for that missing piece... outside of you.
You search for it in the work that you do and in your partners. You eat and you shop with this in mind - what will complete...
Have you ever claimed fear over something that was really a projection of something completely different?
When I was 17, I flew for the very first time. My parents sent me on a wonderful, 10-day educational tour of England and Scotland with my honors English teacher and three other seniors from my school district that I didn’t know. Leading up to our trip, the four of us would have “getting to know you” gatherings with our teacher, but I always felt out of place. Two of them...
I’ve worked with a ton of clients over the years, and the ones that reached the results they were hoping for -and beyond- had ONE thing in common.
They practiced yoga & meditation daily, come hell or high water, as they say.
The kriya or meditation we chose together had something to do with it for sure, but more importantly, the daily practice gave them the grit and constancy to make their life amazing TO THEM.
It will work for you too.
“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” ~ Muhammad Ali
This quote is my regular reminder to keep moving through discomfort and pain.
Training comes in a variety of forms - sure there is the physical training, but there’s also the daily mental training of life. Perhaps it's the difficult conversation you need to have with your partner, being assertive with your co-worker,...
It’s the emotions you bring to what you're doing that's draining you.
In fact, when your day is full, and you're present for it, including the most mundane tasks… and you meet the difficult ones with open wonder instead of resistance… you’re not drained. You're energized.
Your habitual thought patterns will want to do their normal thing. Which is to tell you you can't help how you feel. Until you decide to create new ones....
Cooking doesn’t have to be a chore or something you have to do. It can be a beautiful meditation where you’re fully connected with yourself and the present moment. Think about it… this food is what you’re putting into your body to nourish and sustain you.
It is energy.
Do you want to put rushed and frantic energy into your food, or do you want loving, calm and peaceful energy infused into it?
I’ve found that when I’m in a...
We are in a moment in time where, even if you’ve never considered spirituality as a practice before, it’s likely you’re faced with it to some extent. The world is being forced to look at humanity and its values. People are trying to reconcile between their responsibility in the oppression against the underappreciated and the pain (or joy) they feel allowed to express and experience in their own lives in spite of it.
To be spiritual means to know yourself. This...
My life fell apart because of self care. Well actually, the lack of.
I’ve always valued being of service to others...