Taming the Narcissistic Ego
“It is not enough to merely be aware. We must move beyond this to the realization that awareness and the power that comes from that awareness must also be balanced.” Epilogue, the Moment of Enlightenment, The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga, Goswami Kriyananda
Powerful people know they are powerful. They consciously use their influence for good, or for evil. This is why we are given Read More
Egoless Yoga Asana
It’s true, yoga can wreck your body. I once jumped back into an over-zealous practice after a car accident, way before my bones and muscles were ready to be stretched and prodded into sweet submission. It was a premature attempt at healing myself. . . but I didn’t give up on yoga. It was my own lesson in letting go.
While many teachers (myself included) profess the virtues of yoga like some k Read More
I Sit Under This Tree With its Big Branches . . .
like a canopy to shelter me, not from inclement weather, because it is beautiful outside. It’s the perfect time of day, and the lake in front of me glistens with secrets only I can hear. It calls to me, to look out, further, when I open my eyes from a few moments of contemplation. I’ve been sitting with my fear. It is much quieter Read More
Paramahansa Yogananda wrote a wonderful article for the Self-Realization Fellowship back when my grandmother was still alive. I’m not certain if she visited him in San Rafael, California, or just learned of his work, but she was on his mailing list at least since 1985. I found one of the Fellowship Center’s mailings with this article:
(I have abbreviated it, and then expounded upon it for clarity)
“Bad Hab Read More