A Spiritual Response to World Events

I believe our practice of compassionate action is much more potent when seen in the context of the condition of our world, our communities and our homes. Everyday choices, as well as our long term goals, take on new relevance when we realize that each action and every focused thought is a tangible contribution to the collective consciousness of our planet.

We may not be able to negotiate peace settlements or end world hunger, but we can each take concrete steps to volunteer our time right where we are. We can offer free Yoga classes, serve in a soup kitchen, tutor disadvantaged children or reach out in myriad ways to those in need.

​Serving in these ways is a natural expression of compassion and arises from the recognition of our interdependence with all of life. Actions performed with genuine care for others are healing for our hearts, and we find joy in giving rather than looking for a reward or outcome. This is how we really bring our Yoga practice to life.​

2017-09-19T20:26:45+00:00 September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

You Are That Immortal Soul

“Unless we realize our own true nature, unless we become aware of our spiritual reality, our life’s purpose is not fulfilled.  The main goal behind all these searches and approaches and actions is to realize our true nature, to realize the Self, the God within, and thus to realize that everything is the expression of that same Spirit.”
Sri Swami Satchidananda

2017-09-22T02:58:54+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Stopping the War Within

“Although the trance of feeling separate and unworthy is an inherent part of our conditioning as humans, so too is our capacity to awaken. We free ourselves from the prison of trance as we stop the war against ourselves and, instead, learn to relate to our lives with a wise and compassionate heart.”
Tara Brach

2017-09-19T19:21:19+00:00 September 19th, 2017|1 Comment

Heart – Centered Action

Since nothing can really be depended on as a lasting source of security or contentment, we end up in a relentless attempt to arrange the right conditions for happiness.  Our minds become obsessed with planning, measuring, judging and reasoning — all things that keep us stuck in the head and disconnected from the heart.  Yoga practice enables us to quiet the mind and drop into the present moment where we can sense the subtle energies of the heart and compassion for others arises naturally.

2017-09-15T18:46:41+00:00 September 15th, 2017|0 Comments