Thoughts

Learning From Our Emotions

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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YOUR SELF-IMAGE

“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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How to Manage Your Anger by: Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Anger is one of the most destructive emotions. It ruins relationships, intimidates co-workers, and creates bad feelings. So it’s surprising that it’s often an overlooked issue. In some quarters anger is actually considered positive, a tool for getting what you want. At some point, however, many angry

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Breathe to Clear the Mind

“Oxygen is energy—it’s juice. Oxygen helps relax muscles and clear the mind. When you hold your breath, you are creating pressure and a nervous feeling. Athletes who choke start to become nervous about being nervous. Anxious about being anxious. One psychologist says anxiety is excitement ‘without the

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In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb

This is a metaphor of transformation for the month of March. And we sure have been experiencing the lion with so much ice and snow. C’mon lamb! I’m soooo looking forward to warmth and flowers! This metaphor also applies to our transformation as we grow in awareness.

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Our Beliefs Affect Our Success

A man was selling oranges in the middle of a road. He was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He put some signs along the road and spent the whole day praising the flavor of his wares. Everyone bought from him and the man thrived. With the

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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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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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Seasonal Affective Disorder and Yoga

During winter months, days are shorter and the weather is colder and darker. Many of us experience the “winter blues” as we spend more time indoors, away from the sun. You may even be one of the many people affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).  SAD is

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