This week, I am spending my time writing a story for a portion of class that I will teach on Friday. I will share it with you on Saturday. So for today, here is a story that my teacher shared with me.... A student went to his meditation teacher and said, "My meditation is horrible! … Continue reading It will pass
In our yoga community, we talk about our lineage. We can trace our line of teachers back to the father of modern day yoga, S. K. Krishnamacharya. This lineage is important to show consistency of training, but also to honor that we are the sum of all of our teachers and our teacher's teachers and … Continue reading Who is your teacher?
Quote from Richard Rohr's book, The Divine Dance. "You will be witness to your own transformation. It will ask everything of you, but it will also give everything to you." p 166
I finished reading The Art of Living as taught by S.N. Goenka by William Hart. This amazing little book is full of beautiful parables and deep teaching. Each chapter takes you deeper into the practice of Vipassana Meditation where we free ourselves from all suffering. Today, many gathered in churches to learn important lessons. No … Continue reading Thought for the week
Time to take a Significant Pause from all the cooking and shopping and begin to draw inward. I am traveling home today, so my challenge is to find time to pause during the rush of making our flight on time, getting to our connection and loving my tribe even on the last leg of the … Continue reading Self-Care Saturday
How can we stay true to who we are when we are in stressful situations like being around family or friends who have not seen our personal growth over the past year? Sometimes, our own family likes to keep us in a tasteless box that they decided we fit into years ago. You don't have … Continue reading The world needs more of you.
Many people use grateful and thankful interchangeably. I thought on Thanksgiving, I might just offer a few insights into these two beautiful words. Gratitude is a Noun. Grateful is an Adjective. Thankful is an Adjective or a Verb. Gratitude is a state of being and does not need a receiver. Thankful is the expression … Continue reading Love My Tribe, Part 4
The beautiful feast you spent hours preparing and lovingly serving.....Impermanent. The family you welcomed into your home...Impermanent. The fight you and your husband had before all the guests arrived....Impermanent. The crazy uncle who wants to talk about controversial issues.....Impermanent. You might need to pull this truth out during the week when you are tired from … Continue reading Love My Tribe, Part 3
Love the ones you are with this week, my friends. Your tribe might be your immediate family. Your tribe might extend out to include relatives traveling to spend time with you. Your tribe might be a select group of friends you have gathered who share a common interest. We meet members of our tribe … Continue reading Love My Tribe