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Just Watching

Just Watching Meditation

“There is not a particle of life that does not carry poetry within it.” Flaubert This is a wonderfully powerful, short, and practical, five-minute-a-day mindfulness practice, as recommended by Marsha Linehan, Psychology Professor at the University of Washington. Just Watching Meditation * Find a comfortable place to sit, somewhere that allows you to watch the world […]

Just Like Me

Just Like Me

“Realizing that the other person is also just like me is the basis on which you can develop compassion, not only towards those around you but also towards your enemy. Normally, when we think about our enemy, we think about harming him. Instead, try to remember that the enemy is also a human being, just like me.” His Holiness […]

“It Can Wait” Mantra

Monday Meditation Musing

Too much thinking can be toxic .. especially when our thinking is just a spinning wheel of negative and emotionally charged noise. In fact, it is the emotional charge behind most of our thinking that stirs us up .. tests our patience, increases our agitation and makes us more frustrated than we need to be. […]

Silence (antar mouna)

Silence Mouna

The word antar means ‘inner’ and mouna means ‘silence’ derived from the Sanskrit root mun which means to measure. This is a practice for attaining pratyahara, withdrawal of the mind from the sense objects that we practiced last weekend at our Bliss Bomb Retreat at the Rocklyn Yoga Ashram where silence starts after the evening […]

Full Moon Release Ritual

Last night I found myself awake in the early hours, drawn from sleep for a glass of water, and then mesmerized by the sacred light that filled the house .. a reminder of the approaching Full Moon. She looked amazing! In astrology, the Moon is connected to our intuition, emotions, maternal energy and life potential. […]