Sankalpa for the New Year

By: Tara Hoxha We’re in the time of year when resolutions are typically made to better ourselves in some way. Most resolutions are quickly forgotten and fail within days, weeks or months because they come from the ego’s desire and from a place of ‘not being good...

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A Reflection on Gratitude

November Focus of the Month By: Martha Goldstein “Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” – Henri-Frederic Amiel (philosopher/poet) As we approach...

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Lila: Divine Play

By: Tina Crandell The Sanskrit word, lila (pronounced “lee-lah”), means play. More specifically, divine play, or the play of the gods. While the term is much richer than our word, certain sentiments are shared: that play is something spontaneous, inspired, and...

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The Yoga of Action

By: Monica Ott “The power of action shakes off the inertia blanketing our soul. It awakens our dormant forces of will and knowledge and infuses us with self-trust and self-confidence. In the light of this active will and knowledge we are able to see...

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Dharma: Living Your Heart’s Calling

only we are able to live our own heart’s true calling. We must live our dharma full-out and let go of the fruits of our actions. When our minds focus on the outcome of our efforts, we begin to falsely identify ourselves with success, fame, fortune, etc. Our ego and self-worth become attached to these efforts, and our choices become a matter of life or death. Instead, Krishna says to live your dharma with pure love and devotion; when we surrender our need for results, we feel gratitude for whatever happens.

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