Nothing conceivable in this world is permanent, and yet there was never a time when you ceased to be. Embrace change, shed your ills like clothes that no longer fit, and realize that you will always be. Namaste. – … Continue reading
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True happiness is found in simple, seemingly unremarkable things. But to be aware of little, quiet things, you need to be quiet inside. A high degree of alertness is required. Be still. Look. Listen. Be Present…. – Eckhart Tolle … Continue reading
After about a half a year of introspection mixed with a shift in intention after going through yoga teacher training, I recently decided to unplug and get away from my environment for a few days to just “sit with myself.” As a nation of stimulus addicts, we’re often unaware of how promiscuous we are with our senses in an effort to avoid being with ourselves. Televisions, computers, smartphones, iPads, DVRs have invaded our consciousness within the last decade with such vigor that it has become quite unsettling.
These technological means we use to ‘distract’ ourselves have created a cycle of addiction like caffeine, and we no longer know how to just ‘be.’ We aren’t comfortable in our own company alone. In fact, when we do have everything turned off, we fill the void with an incessant inner monologue that can very quickly spin us up into a state of fear.
So, I got away from the electromagnetic storm of the city, and found myself in a remote town in the north Georgia mountains with no telephone, no television, no stereo. Just quiet and me. Continue reading
On a daily basis, I become more acutely aware of thought as separate from self. In fact, a mentor recently suggested, as Rumi did, that I should treat my influx of thoughts as guests in a guest house.
We can’t “turn off” our minds, for in doing so, we are in struggle. But, if you look at your thoughts as transient guests that come and go, you see them as separate from the house, the self. Sometimes there are writing works or poems that so completely capture the human element that you take them with you wherever you go. No poet better describes the concept of guest house than Rumi. Continue reading