Acceptance

Anahata (Heart Chakra Metta Poem) by Beth Beard

Breathing deeply as I journey up the path A gentle breeze caressing me The air flows through me with each breath I take Reaching the vantage point I become still Awareness permeates my healing heart As it resonates with the beauty of the earth Lungs expanding, heart

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Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Wild Geese by Mary Oliver You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesFor a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your bodylove what it loves.Tell me about your despair, yours, and I

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Waiting by Leza Lowitz

I cannot express the depth of this poem. It moves me deeply. I feel like it tells my story. I floundered in my purpose and when I was younger I had no idea what I was capable of. I was surrounded by such great people and felt

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Asteya on the Mat

                Do not steal this moment from yourself This glory, this accomplishment. this shape that your body becomes. Do not steal the joy of your experience by saying: “but i wish i could do it better” Celebrate your wholeness the wonder, the shape of

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Be Grateful to Everyone

If we were to make a list of the people we don’t like-people we find obnoxious, threatening or worthy of contempt-we would find much about ourselves that we can’t face. If we were to come up with one word about each of the troublemakers in our lives,

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20 Notes on Lasting Happiness by Swami Sitaramananda

When the mind is more focused, you are happier.  When the mind is one-pointed, it doesn’t swing so much. If it doesn’t have many waves, then you are happy. Objects appear to give you happiness because of the conditioning of your mind to like this and dislike that, but truly objects cannot

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Acceptance

It can be difficult to accept others and to accept ourselves. “I should be better. I should be something different. I should have more.” All of this is conception; it’s all mental fabrication. It’s just the mind churning up “shoulds,” “ought tos,” and “supposed tos.” All this

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Creating Your Future

“It is said that extraordinary people live their lives backward. They create a future, and they live into it. An exercise I teach is called A.C.T. I want you to try it. The A stands for accept your present state. Understand your strengths and weaknesses, as we

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Love & Blame, Brene Brown

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something

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Allowing, Poem by Nancy Minges

        Allowing Navigating the tender moment of now… This breath is enough. This breath… Giving rise to this increment of movement; The owning and releasing of each grain of sand. Again and again Letting go of needing any of it be different. Slowing down

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