Growth

Appreciating Those Around Us

  One of the most satisfying feelings I know – and also one of the most growth-promoting experiences for the other person – comes from my appreciating this individual in the same way that I appreciate a sunset. People are just wonderful as sunsets if I can

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Acceptance with Expectation

Soon to be 52 years old, sometimes I get hit with a feeling of urgency and regret for time and opportunity lost. I came into yoga when I was about 40 years old. I found that physically it was an amazing tool for my health and happiness.

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Blame

  “When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or family, we

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I Will Not Die an Unlived Life

    “I will not die an unlived life.I will not live in fearof falling or catching fire.I choose to inhabit my days,to allow my living to open me,to make me less afraid,more accessible;to loosen my heartuntil it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise.I choose to

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Our Struggles Give us Strength

Butterfly Story A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as

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Risking (Two seeds)

  Risking Two seeds lay side by side in the fertile soil. The first seed said, “I want to grow! I want to send my roots deep into the soil beneath me, and thrust my sprouts through the earth’s crust above me … I want to unfurl

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As I Began to Love Myself    

                                      As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional sufferingare only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.Today, I know, this is

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True Yoga

  True yoga is not about the shape of your body,but the shape of your life.Yoga is not to be performed; yoga is to be lived.Yoga doesn’t care about what you have been;yoga cares about the person you are becoming.Yoga is designed for a vast and profound

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What is Yoga?

  What is Yoga? Yoga is a way to restore our lost wholeness, our integrity as complete human beings, by unifying the personality around a center that is silent, unbounded, spacious, and joyful. The techniques of yoga are methods of purifying the nervous system so that it

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The Difference Between “Giving Up” and “Letting Go”

  Most of us have been barraged throughout our life with messages about the importance of ‘never giving up’ so the thought of ‘letting go’ might seem weak and powerless. Many of us associate the phrase ‘never give up’ with a perception of having a relentless, uncompromising,

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