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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Pranayama

Prana is more than just breath, it’s a vehicle. Just as our cars carry us from one place to the next prana carries awareness. If you want to send your awareness to your pinky toe, prana will carry it there. When you have sufficient flow of prana you can spread your consciousness everywhere within.

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FOMO & FOF

When we live our lives from the outside in, we lose touch with our own authenticity and wisdom. In dealing with fear, our work is not to eliminate it, whether it is fear of missing out or fear of failure, but rather to transform the way we relate to it.

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Prana Vayu

Prana is so special because it carries awareness.  It is the vehicle of consciousness.  If we want to send our breath to our pinky toe, prana will carry it there.  When we have a steady flow of prana we can spread our consciousness everywhere within.

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