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To begin this simple but relaxing meditation, select a quiet time and place. You can be seated on a cushion or chair. Take a upright yet relaxed posture, as though with the quiet dignity of a king or queen. More
Each full breath we take has a beneficial impact. If we take that full breath consciously, with awareness, the benefits are exponentially increased. We can develop a practice of breathing this way. We can even cultivate skill in the way we allow our breath to be modulated by our experiences, and the ways that we encourage a full deep breath in every moment—in the presence of all of the vicissitudes of a human life. More
Self-Effort as a Barrier to Liberation
"Self-effort is the greatest impediment to realization.” The old swami’s words felt like a kick in the stomach. We were having lunch together, discussing sadhana and the role of self-effort on the spiritual path. When he said this, immediately, I was ready to argue. I had heard this very swami give talks about the importance of sustained practice, and besides, I was personally insulted. I had worked very hard for many years on the spiritual path and had wagered a great deal on the power of my effort. More
The real search isn’t a search into tomorrow, or to anywhere other than now. It’s starting to look into the very nature of this moment. In order to do that, you have to “stand in your own two shoes,” as my teacher used to say. What she meant by “standing in your own two shoes” is you have to look clearly into your own experience. Stop trying to have someone else’s experience. Stop chasing freedom or happiness, or even spiritual enlightenment. Stand in your own shoes, and examine closely: What’s happening right here and right now? Is it possible to let go of trying to make anything happen? More
Mindfulness involves attuning to our own intention. Of course, mindfulness itself is an intentional state, so we could say that this creates the following tongue twister: An intention to pay attention to intention to be mindful. This appears to be a reentry loop of mental reinforcement that lies at the heart of the experience. Intention to attend to intention. More
An Omega Story
Today I presented on the power of blogging to an audience of 60 business owners. And I didn’t vomit. Or cry. Or turn the color of a freshly slapped face. Quite an accomplishment! Well, maybe not for you. Maybe you do that every day. I, however, do not. Or at least I didn’t used to. More
Monthly Horoscope for August 2013 Aries (March 20-April 19) More
The Body-Mind Connection
The number of soldiers and veterans who suffer with post-traumatic stress are alarmingly high. As it is, the health-care system is not able to help enough of those who need healing now. So what can be done? Yoga can help. Retreats and yoga classes for veterans and their families are springing up nationwide. Programs that train veterans and yoga teachers in sharing yoga with veterans exist in surprising numbers. And for good reason. More
When life turns upside down and nothing seems to go right, intuitive Lynn A. Robinson offers these five helpful steps to keep you going or turn you around. What are some steps you can take when life has handed you lemons and you haven’t yet figured out how to make lemonade? Be Patient More
The Song You Came to Sing by Tama Kieves
I listen to creative minds, visionaries, and entrepreneurs all day long in my coaching practice and I am moved by the spirit that moves them. They bounce off walls with ambition, hunger, and frustration. They secretly dream big, because they are big. Still they whisper their most gorgeous desires, swallowing hard, as though they are confessing, say, a small hygiene problem or a third head. “I don’t even know if I’ll ever have what I want,” they say. But I do. I know they are relentlessly drawn to where they belong. More

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