Forgiveness Begins Within

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As I sit on my mat, soles of my feet pressing together, knees floating above the ground, my hips trying to release some deeply-held tension, I bow down over my legs and dangle my head over the soles of my feet.  In this position I feel the tension in my back begin to soften, but… Continue reading Forgiveness Begins Within

Truth: We are Love

Last month, I discussed the difference between authenticity and truth. Authenticity is “the truth of bearing who you are”, I said. It’s the work of diving deep, peeling off layers to reveal your authentic self, your dharma. Truth is the scalpel that dissects and cuts away kleshas and samskaras to reveal our diamond self. But… Continue reading Truth: We are Love

Working with Uncomfortable Feelings

Life isn’t about avoiding pain, feelings – any feeling! Even uncomfortable feelings like hunger, addiction, craving, fear, anxiety, depression. It is about learning to lean into those feelings, relax into them, wrap them in compassion, and then send them on their way. In meditation, we practice being with our thoughts – outside them, not inside… Continue reading Working with Uncomfortable Feelings

Meditation Suggestion: On Love from Jiddu Krishnamurti (video)

Jiddu Krishnamurti passed away 13 years ago today at his home in Ojai, California and so today I’m suggesting a meditation on one of the subjects he spoke about often: the relationship between freedom, death and love. His works are so massive in quantity and scope, that it’s difficult for me to quote one bit… Continue reading Meditation Suggestion: On Love from Jiddu Krishnamurti (video)

Meditation Suggestion: Love vs. Fear – John Lennon

A Thought For Your Consideration There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and… Continue reading Meditation Suggestion: Love vs. Fear – John Lennon

Consciously Create Your Holiday Through Love by Lori Hamann, MSE

Finding your center, and finding your balance around the holidays, (or anytime) is about finding your center point of LOVE. It’s not only what you are made of, it’s literally who you are. Your personality, your ego, your belief systems….those are a part of you too, but the real you, the truth of who you… Continue reading Consciously Create Your Holiday Through Love by Lori Hamann, MSE