Meditation Monday #51 – Impromptu Meditations

Last Thursday my youngest didn't want to go to school....it's preschool and to some people that doesn't "really" matter. However, I have to go to work on the days that he goes to school. I specifically scheduled work while he was in school so that I don't have to have childcare any more. I also …

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Meditation Monday #45 – Tapas: The Spirit of Inquiry

Gray Mondays seem to be a theme in my life. This one is being caused by the outskirts of Irma. Irma means goddess of war or noble and will likely be a retired name on the Hurricane List after this year. Her spirit will live in infamy. What about your spirit? Spirit is a hard …

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Meditation Monday #36 – How to Meditate: The Four Aims of Life (Moksha)

It's Monday again and it's raining. Raining because it's spring and spring flowers need rain. Raining because it's April and April showers bring May flowers. Raining because it was very dry and my rain barrels were empty. Raining and spring bring about changes and I have a lot of them to write about.....but I'm saving …

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Meditation Monday #35 – How to Meditate: The Four Aims of Life (Kama)

It's Easter Monday....for some of us.....and it's always bittersweet in my mind. The joy of the holiday still resonates with me: time spent with my children, good food with family and friends, and beautiful weather. However, it's over and now it's back to daily life. Today was my son's first day back from Spring Break …

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Meditation Monday #34 – How to Meditate: The Four Aims of Life (Artha)

The second Purushartha is a complicated one in yoga. The reason being that so many people believe that yogis are akin to St. Francis of Assisi....renouncing wealth, giving up all worldly possessions, and communing with nature. However, yoga doesn't ask us to be martyrs nor saints. Instead, yoga says that we should aim for Artha …

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Meditation Monday #32 – How to Meditate: The Two Pillars of Yoga

Alternating periods of intense activity and rest is an important part of life, so it’s no surprise that this principle serves as the foundation of yoga itself. This is the opening sentence to a 2007 Yoga Journal web article describing the two pillars of yoga: Abhyasa and Vairagya that I use with my Yoga II …

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