Self Regulation

Self regulation is how one manages oneself. This includes emotion and impulse. Self Regulation is a key that would benefit us to check into regularly. A powerful statement I recently heard was, “power lies in personal containment and fluid adaptability.” This means we must have self regulation to truly be in our truth. We can either be a victim or be self righteous. What…

Are you paying attention?

This is the moment, I bow in gratitude to my teacher who is teaching me how to remain focused and grounded with any and every moment that arises. I’m nowhere near perfect, but the striving is clear. I see so many people around me saying things like; “I must multitask, that’s just how my brain works.” Or, “my brain goes too fast, I need…

Feminine Empowerment

“What’s more important to the new queen? Beauty or skill? -SkillAnd beauty? -That lies in the eye of the beholderPlease explain-Some see God in every object, while some see God as another objectDescribe life in three words-Spirituality, love and sacrificeWhat is love?-A tear of joy falling from God’s eyeWhat are tears?-A thin line between sorrow and happinessWhat is happiness?-An illusion What is the greatest…

The Psychology of Transformation

“Why are we satisfied with saying we’re not mentally ill? Why not focus on getting better and better?” (Mingur, 2007).   Transformation requires practice rather than just theory. The mind is ever evolving, never stagnant. Many have thought mind to be found within the brain, yet it is unknown where the mind really comes from or where it resides. The brain consists of many important…

Fierce Compassion

Fierce compassion knows the full spectrum of humanity. It isn’t about how warm, glowing, and fuzzy we are. It goes beyond that. Sometimes compassion is bringing into our awareness the beings who have suffered. We must choose to look and feel straight into it. That is compassion. Compassions knows that there is a profound interdependence in this world and it steps into that with…

The Greatest Gift

May we meet one another with presence. Whether face to face, virtually, or otherwise. May we recognize the greatest present we can receive and deliver to another, our precious human life. How do we develop the gift of presence?First, let’s understand what we are distracted by. Swami Abhedananda says that if we can understand the causes of difficulty and find the method in which…

Pain & Empowerment

You will fall sick, experience pain, and encounter many adverse circumstances. At such times do not think, ‘Although I am practicing the Dharma, I have nothing but trouble. The Dharma cannot be so great. I have followed a teacher and done so much practice, and yet hard times still befall me.’ Such thoughts are wrong views. You should realize that through the blessing and…

Feeling Stuck? Now what?

These days call for quarantine to reduce the spread of disease. It is so easy to feel uncertainty, fear, depression, and mania. It’s also just as effortless to feel a sense of peace. There are many conversations on how to distract ourselves. We can dance, do some art, learn a new skill, exercise, etc. This is great! AND what if instead, we go to…

Life Purpose

What a HOT topic! One may ask the question, what is my life purpose and how am I going to fulfill that? Maybe your life’s purpose isn’t about what you are going to do to change the world. Rather, ask yourself, what am I going to learn this time? What is it I need to learn this time?  That’s why you are in a…

THE JOURNEY BEGINS NOW

So much of today’s society struggles with fundamental questions regarding existence, such as: Who am I? What am I worthy of? What do I love? Where am I heading to? This crisis is putting hearts at risk — literally, take a look at the heart disease, which is 1 in every 4 deaths and the leading cause of death amongst both men and women…