Tag : Meditation

18 Feb 2017
Happiness Rising Hand

Please Love Me: Scenic Detours and the Road to Happiness

Every person’s greatest longing is for happiness. Each of us, in our own meandering way, wants to answer the voice within that echoes, “Please love me.” We often do our best to fulfil this longing with too much or too little food, by giving away our power, sexual exploration or working too many hours. For a time, pain is alleviated. Yet once familiarity or routine sets in we, once again, yearn for happiness. How Happiness is Created Enduring happiness is created […]

18 Jan 2017
Healthy Mind Back Massage

How to Make Sure Your Mind Has Your Back

I often talk with people weary from upholding a bright and cheery exterior that clashes with inner emptiness and longing. Many are successful in career, people who have studied and worked hard. Bright and inquisitive, they appear positive, upbeat and engaged. Yet inside they suffer, overwhelmed by this gap of extremes. The burden can seem an internal crucifix, a mental bind that turns people to alcohol, prescriptions, eating disorders and addiction. Am I the only one who feels this way? I […]

18 May 2016

An Ancient Solution to Modern Issues

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. – Albert Einstein The greatest challenge of modern life, within a war collectively waged, is not environmental degradation, global warming or poverty. It is addiction to thought. Consider how much mental and physical energetic drain is siphoned daily due to thoughts. Thoughts of insecurity, judgment, worry, fear, anger and, yes, hatred. When thoughts go awry and into patterned entrenchment, […]

11 Apr 2016

Six Ways To Meditate Without Even Trying

If you regularly circumvent meditation in favour of just about anything other than, well, meditation, here’s some great news: There’s no need to sit with rigid spine, in due diligence, paying penance for all the sits you’ve missed. Here are six easy– and enjoyable–ways to meditate without even trying. ENJOY BEING–THEN DOING.  Rather than doing a hike, be in nature with air, trees, sun and stream.  Rather than doing a concert, be with the artistry and sounds. Over time, too […]

24 Nov 2015

Complex PTSD and the Pursuit of Spiritual Perfection  

I first gravitated to Eastern thought after I obliterated a relationship with a man I dearly loved.  Love gave me anxiety. Lots of it. And I acted it out, thanks to yet-to-be-revealed Complex PTSD. When I discovered an intoxicating mixture of mantra chanting, bendy yoga, incense and exotic Indian food, amid a comfortable assemblance of life in an idyllic university town, I was hooked. Yoga and the path of transformation would forevermore be my perfect pursuit of perfection in an […]