We cannot overcome this deep-seated emptiness via external means. Using drugs, having sex, partaking of the finest dining, joining 100 clubs, climbing the latter of success or investing all our energy into the welfare of another can only provide temporary relief at best. The only lasting answer lies within.
Sure, there are various forms of gossip, some more harmless than others, and we may all agree it’s morally wrong to talk negatively about someone or to share rumors that may be fictitious. Yet, there are other reasons besides the golden rules of morality, to not gossip…
Cultivating the Humanity of Our Children through body-based Education The learning of and value placed in intellectual information is detrimental to human beings when enacted too early. This type of learning stimulates brain activity in ways that should come later and therefore does not allow for the type of brain development that should be [...]
A video blog documenting the first “Recovery” workout of a “Yogi Gone Bad”, after 2 months of intentionally ignoring natural wisdom in favor of performing culturally normal habits that deteriorate health and happiness.
I made it real. And, I followed through. I feel good about it. I am stronger, healthier and happier for it. I am more able to contribute to the good of my community and to the greatest good of all.
Not only do I want my boy to see me with a sparkle in my eye, vibrant, nimble, active and full of vigor but I also want him to see me living in a sacred way, low to the earth, still and quiet, deep in meditative prayer.
I really feel like shit. Seriously. I am not just saying this to make this blog exciting and dramatic. I am bloated, I feel tight everywhere, I have pain in my joints, and not more 30 minutes after showering I stink with sour b.o. In the previous 3 years I had completely thrown away deodorant. Now, it is a compassionate necessity.
This is the 2nd blog in an ongoing series of a yogin’s intentional “crimes against wisdom.” This series will highlight my experience of purposefully ignoring 10 years of training in yoga, meditation and ayurveda in favor of performing typical current cultural behaviors of modernity.
I wanted to demonstrate both an open mind and heart with my family and also put my yogic development to the test by seeing how my state of being would be affected by “doing as the Romans do.”
If we can properly digest our food, then we can more easily “digest” the emotional difficulties that inevitably arise in our lives. Here’s a principle-based approach to stoking the Fire!