Self Discovery

Know Yourself (Svadyaya)

svadyaya, self study

Also spelled Svahdyaya  Self-study is an on going process of self-awareness and looking within. We are born into the world with pure, unhampered minds and through time we pick up subconscious influences, perceptions, defenses, limiting beliefs, and more. Svadyaya, the fourth Niyama (personal observances), means learning about […]

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Manipura (Poem for the Solar Plexus) by Beth Beard

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  Advancing forward in my strength Honoring myself…believing in myself Choosing how to frame history- No longer the victim…fatally injured A humble yet proud warrior glimmering with color My agonies transform to liberty My pain shifts to opportunity My core is engaged Blazing rays of light from […]

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I Am Me by Virginia Satir

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                          I Am Me  In all the world there is no-one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine  because I alone chose it. I own everything about me; my […]

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Just for Now

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Just for Now, without asking how,  let yourself sink into stillness.  Just for now, lay down the weight you  so patiently bear upon your shoulders.  Feel the earth receive you,  and the infinite expanse of the sky  grow even wider as your  awareness reaches up to meet […]

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Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

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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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Marshmellow Study on Willpower

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Article from JamesClear.comIn the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies. During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children — most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old — and revealed what […]

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Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya

Brahmacharya is the fourth Yama (guidelines for living). Its literal translation is celibacy… but before you get concerned, understand that there are a variety of interpretations according to different belief systems. Most agree that a deeper understanding deals with remembering who we are, that we are spiritual […]

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Learning From Our Emotions

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Emotion is energy moving through the body. Emotions are a gift of awareness. By studying our emotional layer (manomaya kosha), we can learn how our own beliefs affect our reality. When we become attached to our emotions we essentially become what we are feeling. For example, instead […]

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Love Languages

Metta Lovengkindness meditation

Ain’t love grand? How do we keep it alive? I came across info on “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman”. Click on the image below to check out the book on Amazon. “Between busy schedules and long days, expressing love […]

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YOUR SELF-IMAGE

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“Your Self-Image “makes you act like you.” It keeps you within your comfort zone. If you are below your zone, Self-Image makes you uncomfortable and turns up your power until you are within the zone. Likewise, if you are above your zone, the Self-Image will cut your […]

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