Self Discovery

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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A Lotus Grows In The Mud

“The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud — the obstacles of life and it’s suffering. … The mud speaks of

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Yoga is A Mirror

“The practice of yoga postures is a mirror for the practice of life, so over time you will find yourself more confident in situations off the mat,” Carol Rossi  As we become mindful of our reactions in our practice, we notice how it correlates to life outside

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Autobiography in Five Short Chapters by Portia Nelson

Chapter One I walk down the street.  There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.  I fall in.  I am lost …. I am helpless. It isn’t my fault  It takes forever to find a way out.   Chapter Two I walk down the same street.  There

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What is calling you?

  What in your life is calling you? When all the noise is silenced, 
the meetings adjourned,
 the lists laid aside, 
and the wild iris blooms by itself
 in the dark forest,  
what still pulls on your soul? In the silence between your heartbeats
  hides a summons.

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Personal Growth

  “Growing is the most important and essential endeavor that a human being can undertake. You can make money, you can be promoted or demoted in the world. Never, at any stage, is there certainty about what will happen to you in this life. However, there is

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Self Study Exercise

  Try this creative self-study exercise! I love this idea! A Biopoem is a poem that describes a person in 11 lines using the  specific formula below. Be truthful yet good to yourself when doing this. Enjoy! (Line 1) Your first name  (Line 2) 3-4 adjectives that

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50 Questions for Self-Discovery

  When You Know Yourself You Are Empowered. When You Accept Yourself You Are Invincible.~ Tina Lifford  Asking yourself questions is a great way to move into self-discovery and personal growth. As we grow and change, our answers will too. There are endless questions to choose from. Here are some

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Yoga is not About Being ‘Bendy’

  Yoga is not About Being ‘Bendy’ It is about showing up to your mat consistently Not knowing what is going to happen and being okay with that. It is about rehabilitating yourself And not believing you are too injured or too old.   It’s about believing

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Befriending Our Imperfect Selves

An Excerpt from The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-kindness by Pema Chodron “When people start to meditate or to work with any kind of spiritual discipline, they often think that somehow they’re going to improve, which is a sort of subtle aggression against who they

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