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Our Call to Presence

One of the best things that happened to me in 2017 is the discovery of Sarah Blondin’s Live Awake series of podcasts. They have awakened me at a fundamental level, so much so that I have shared them with our already inspired teachers, my sisters, nieces and girlfriends, even John! Without fail, the response has […]

Insight

“I vow now to develop mindful attention in this body, heart and mind for my own and others’ benefit.” Just a few more sleeps and it’s 2018! Where did the time go?! Early this year I was finalizing the education and certifications I planned to do in 2017. So far, I was able to fulfill […]

The Pursuit of Stillness

The Pursuit of Stillness What is stillness? Is it a feeling of calm; an absence of agitation or excitement. We often hear this terminology used in classes and we think we know what it is, but how do we accomplish it? In today’s world, time is money and time is something we are all lacking. […]

Embracing Diversity

Embracing Diversity We are all one is a spiritual truth we are told as yogis, but to see the end of inequality in society we need to embrace what makes us different. We live in a world where billions of people exist together and have the advantage of technology to be connected and learn anything […]

Controlling our Fear

What is Fear? Emotions play an important part in our daily lives and fear is one such emotion. It is an unpleasant emotion caused by a perceived threat and is pre-programmed into all animals and people as an instinctive response to potential danger. Biologically speaking, when a person experiences fear, certain areas in their brain […]

Planning your Day

What we do today contributes to tomorrow success and happiness. How, therefore, should we fill our day? What daily practices should we complete to lead a holistic and happy life? Are we living each day as if it were our last and would we be proud of our life at the end of that day? […]

Being True to Yourself

At dinner last week, the conversation got onto the books that impacted ones thinking or philosophy. Fountainhead by Ayn Rand was a book that I read at the age of 15; it has stayed with me ever since. I was surprised (because it is a heavy read) that one of the other guests had a […]

Finding your comfort zone

Our Comfort Zone – what is it? The words are obvious. It is “that place” where we feel comfortable, right? So why can’t we stay there longer? Why does it consistently change? Why are we pushed out of that zone when it is comfortable and cosy? I started asking these questions when I began practicing […]

Embrace Change

Embrace Change Change is good, and we either crave or dread it. It built, and continues to build, civilizations. It led you to where you are right now. It could come as a result of a decision you have made (a self-imposed change), or it could just come out of the blue and catch you […]

What Is Your Why

What is your Why Why did you get up in the morning? Why did you eat what you ate? Why did you wear what you wore? Why did you go to work in the morning? Why are you here? These were the questions posed in the opening sequence of a movie I watched recently. They […]