“When you start to want to live your life fully instead of opting for death, you discover that life itself is inconvenient. Wholeheartedness is a precious gift, but no one can actually give it to you. You have to find … Continue reading
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I have returned from a lovely 8 days on my special island on this Earth…Maui. The first few days were filled with grace and beauty, and the last few days confirmed once more that ‘this’ is indeed samsara, no matter … Continue reading
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From the perspective of Ayurveda ‘health’ care is ‘self’ care. If we don’t take responsibility for all our actions of body, speech/energy/breath, and mind, who will? Love & Light!
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Ayurveda, literally, is the science of life. It is not medicine, which by definition is focused on disease and its remediation. It does not value our deficits nearly as much as our strengths. That strength, that life force —prana— needs … Continue reading
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The more I study Buddhism, the more amazed I am at my own ignorance. One area is around the consumption of animals. I have most of my life considered animals to be ‘food’ for humans. I never liked eating or … Continue reading
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I have now practiced various forms of Tibetan vajra yoga for soon to be 4 years. At first it was very new and ‘different’ than any yoga I had ever done, but as I kept doing it, I realized the … Continue reading
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“Desire is compelling and blind. It has the power to intoxicate, to make us enthusiastic at the same time that is diminishes our capacity for clear thinking. I’m sure you know the feeling. The point is that we need to … Continue reading
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Generosity is the wish to benefit others, sharing whatever time, energy, talents, and possessions we have. It is the first among the Ten Transcendent Perfections, and their gateway.