Category Archives: Practice

As Usual…

The holiday season for many of us is filled with customs. I can remember as a child the yearly Christmas Eve candlelight service. My eyes would fill in wonder as the lights dimmed, the candles were lit, and the congregation … Continue reading

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Our Practice is Our Prayer

The story is told in the Devimahatmyam of a dark time in history. It seems two evil kings came to power, wreaking havoc on a kingdom that had once been peaceful. As the darkness of their new power spread, life … Continue reading

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Cultivate the Inner Life

Care of One for the Benefit of Many (part 4) I remember a few years back when a friend of mine was carting her young child around attempting to do several errands.  At each stop, my friend would unbuckle her … Continue reading

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“Darn it, you’ve got to be kind”

Care of the One for the Benefit of the Many (part 3) In one of his books, Kurt Vonnegut  writes:  “Hello babies.  Welcome to Earth.  It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter.  It’s round and wet and … Continue reading

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Care of the One for the Benefit of Many (part 2) –Practice Passion

In a speech Steve Jobs gave at Stanford University, he spoke of a quote that had impacted his life.  The quote went something like, “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you will most certainly … Continue reading

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Care of One for the Benefit of Many (part 1)

I begin with a confession. I am someone who wishes their life could be easier.  I long for a computer with less emails, a calendar with less commitments, a life where things were less complex, where work was less demanding, … Continue reading

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Seeking Equilibrium

Samkya philosophy, the philosophy that undergirds the practice of yoga, understands all matter to be the result of 3 strands of energy:   that which expands, that which contracts, and that which moves these 2 along a continuum.  This philosophy states … Continue reading

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Losing Time

As summer days find me pondering on my porch sipping a cup of tea, my mind flows to the preciousness of time.  I mull over the countless teachers whose message is presence and mindfulness in the moment.  And as the … Continue reading

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