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Reflections and Ruminations
January 29, 2017
It could be that water element is my favorite of the five elements. Water represents the feminine flow of the breath, of the emotions, and of the rhythms of nature, which is often the very thing I'm lacking when I'm living out my daily schedule of 'doing' and getting things done. It's so easy to forget about and neglect the body and its needs and messages; the breath; and the...
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so...
For the last few months I have been 'practicing' Contentment. I call it practice because it usually does not come naturally to most people to simply feel okay about oneself, the world and everything in it - myself included! I found stating the reminder that 'I am content' throughout the rollercoaster of ups and downs in my day to be a very useful tool. Santosha, the Sanskrit for contentment, is popularly practiced as one...
August 28, 2016
We may think of love only as a feeling, and wait hopefully for it's arrival -- love of another person, love of life, love of one's daily activities, or love of one's practice. But if we wait to magically feel love before living fully with love, we may never learn love's true wealth. The feeling of love is beautiful and life-giving, but our loving needs to come from a deeper...