Light as many candles as you can

Buddha happiness quoteShare your happiness with everyone you meet, and accept it when it’s given to you.


– Your Charmed Yogi

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Give it up for happiness


‘Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things,  it will come and sit softly on your shoulder ~ Thoreau’

We all want happiness, but what would you give up to have it? There’s a story of a man who, unfulfilled by life, once told the Buddha, “I want happiness.”  Here’s what Buddha said…

i want happiness


– Your Charmed Yogi

(Photo is courtesy of the talented Gavin at Zen Pencils)

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Love starts with self

love yourself

You’ve heard it before in any number of ways, you must love yourself before you can truly love others.  By genuinely loving and accepting yourself, your mere presence brings happiness to others, and the love you exude is infectious.  I start and end every class by having my students express love to themselves first.   Here’s that very exercise;  you can start and end every day with love.

Close your eyes and place your right hand over your heart.

Feel your heart, your center.

Now, place your left hand over your right hand.

Connect with yourself, the center of your being, the source of your love.

Send yourself love, compassion, affection, forgiveness, patience, acceptance.

Breathe in and receive that love.

Now, bring your hands together in prayer at your heart.

And, send out the same love, compassion, affection, forgiveness, patience, acceptance.

Breathe out and send love.

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


– Your Charmed Yogi

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