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Let Go of the Struggle

37-Let Go iof the Struggle
I had an epiphany in my yoga class this morning that seems like a great metaphor for life. It’s about being able to better move through life and achieve your goals if, instead of struggling, you simply let go and allow your energy to flow so you can move more easily and be more satisfied with the result.

The epiphany came when my teacher this morning gave specific directions for how to get into the Wheel Pose. The Wheel Pose Read more

Take a Moment of Reflection: What Matters


In the end only three things matter:
How much you loved,
How gently you loved,
How gently you lived,
And how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

- Buddhist saying

The New Year is a time for reflection and new beginnings. As you start the New Year, how much will you love, how gently will you love and live and how gracefully will you let go of what is not meant for you?

Take A Moment of Reflection: Space Between the Logs

What makes a fire burn
is space between the logs,
a breathing space.
too much of a good thing, Read more

Take A Moment of Reflection: Facing Fear-Moving Into the Waves

34-Breaking WavesRecently, I was visiting a close friend of mine in Jacksonville, Florida who lives mere blocks from the beach. I decided to get up early in the morning to go for a bracing swim. Typically, when I go to a beach with waves, I love to get out beyond the breakers where the water is relatively calm, and simply allow the waves to pick me up and put me down as they move by on their way to break closer to the shore. Here, however, there seemed to be more than one set of Read more

Take A Moment of Reflection: Stand Firm

33-Stand Firm

Be strong then, and enter into your own body;
there you have a solid place for your feet.
Think about it carefully!
Don’t go off somewhere else!

just throw away all thoughts of
imaginary things,
and stand firm in that which you are. -Kabir

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is stand firm. This has been a challenge for me recently. I have been learning how to listen to my heart instead of simply my head, learning how to accept and honor my own needs without feeling obligated to explain or justify them to anyone else, learning to say “no” to stepping off center because of “shoulds” or guilt, and to stand firm in my own Read more

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