When you look at yourself, where do you look and what do you see? Who are you? A body? Your feelings, or thoughts? We so often over-identify with one aspect of who we are, and deny another. When we're lost in thought, we may be stuck in the belief that we are our thoughts. When we see ourselves in the mirror, our material self may not look the way we want it to, or how it used … [Read more...] about Be Amazed With Your Existence!
Happy Holidays everybody. This meditation is valid any time, but especially during the holidays. Enjoy! Option to download the mp3 from Dropbox here. Oh hey, take\give away my free Ecourse, "How to Get More Energy and Feel Lighter in 10 days." I'm very proud of this free course. Check it out! … [Read more...] about A Holiday Yoga Meditation 12-20-15
One purpose of yoga is self-study. The sanskrit term for self-knowledge is svādhyāya. The real reason for self-study is self-knowledge, or the revelation of the true, spiritual self. Ramana Maharshi, a great yogi, stated that the Self is awareness: The Truth is that Self is constant and unintermittent Awareness. The object of inquiry is to find the true nature of the Self … [Read more...] about Self-study: Svadyaya
Three Ways to Gain Focus (or Has Anybody Seen My Drishti?) Breath Mantra Everyday Mindfulness From http://terebess.hu/english/oxherd27.html This painting from a Tibetan Buddhist monastery is like a cartoon strip showing stages of a monk calming his mind through meditation training. At the bottom you see a new monk whose mind wanders so much in its own directions that it … [Read more...] about Three Ways to Gain Focus
A guy asked his guru what he wanted for his birthday. The teacher said, "No gifts, only presence." Yoga asks us to be mindful. But what often happens when we try to be mindful? The mind rejects our idea immediately. To practice mindfulness is said to be like taming a wild elephant. If it were easy, everyone would do it and there'd be a lot more enlightened Buddhas around. To … [Read more...] about No Gifts