“Try to see it my way. Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong. While you see it your way, there’s a chance that we might fall apart before too long.” -The Beatles (of course) Isn’t that what we all (everybody) wants? For the “other” to see it “our” way? Oh,… Continue reading Try to See It My Way
Yesterday a wonderful woman student asked me this question. It was part of a longer conversation, but she was sincerely wondering about this question upon seeing her own sometimes unhealthy choices and actions that were against her own happiness and peace of mind, specifically the ways things that she did and the ways she… Continue reading Is There Satan?
I wrote last time about doing good and it’s effects in the world, inspired by some of Amma’s guidance and teachings in November in Detroit. Toward the end of her answer to the question posed about what we can do to decrease the violence in the world, she did say (or maybe it was just… Continue reading Gun Control! More Thoughts on the Violence in the World (and in ourselves)
On the retreat with Amma in Detroit this past November, there was a Question and Answer session. A woman asked her, “What guidance can you give us to stop the violence in the world and to make the world more peaceful?” She asked because there had recently been some kind of gun violence in her… Continue reading Do Good!
“Freedom is responding completely to the challenges of the living moment. … Yoga is the process by which I find out the nature of my binds and keep in touch with those aspects of life that limit freedom.” -Joel Kramer from “A New Look at Yoga: Playing the Edge of Mind and Body” from January… Continue reading Keep Yoga Weird
I have already written some of my thoughts on donation yoga, which if you haven’t read and you have time and interest, I think you should. It gives a bigger picture of Loving Kindness Yoga School and where we are coming from since it’s so different from every other business model. At that time, there… Continue reading More Thoughts on Donation Yoga
Recently Amma was invited to attend a climate summit entitled Protection of the Planet in Paris. She was not able to attend because she was concluding her North American tour, but she sent a video address to the summit. You can watch or read the speech here. You may have also read about Pope Francis… Continue reading Yoga of the Environment
(Not your typical Ti blog!) I would not call myself a technophobe or Luddite though I am definitely cautious about new technology. I am, after all, typing this on my less-than-a-year-old MacBook Pro… which I like for some things like this, though of course, it sucks WAY too much of my time. I’m sure you… Continue reading Technology in “yoga”?
“A body at rest tends to stay at rest, and a body in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted upon by an external force.” -Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion “Any excuse will do.” -Ti Harmony Though formulated for particle movement, it’s easy to see the applicability of Newton’s Law to our own… Continue reading Resistance and Excuses
When I was in my mid-20’s, I met a man who was visiting the community where I lived who told me, “When I turned 30, things just got better. After I turned 40, things kept getting better. Then I turned 50 and things are still getting better.” I adopted that then as my philosophy on… Continue reading Reflections on 50 times around the Sun