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Does Truth Trump Love?

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Does truth trump love? What a provocative question. On one hand, ahimsa (i.e. loving kindness, non-harm) is given higher priority than sattva (truth) across in the Yoga Sutras and also put forth as the FIRST principle of Buddhism. When you think about it, that makes sense. To practice Buddhism the very first thing you need to do…

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Goals

Goals

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How can you tell if something is a good goal? It will scare you a little and excite you a lot. Emily Meyers

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Carl Jung

Carl Jung is Blowing My Mind!

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I’ve been exploring Jung’s interpretation of the chakra system. One of the most provocative, counterintuitive things I’ve learned so far is that the “shadow self” consists of both dark and LIGHT qualities that have been repressed into the unconscious. Very interesting. These concepts resonate with me at such a deep level that I read his Psychology of…

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Always Question

Always Question

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Outside of physics, all other rules are open to question. Many rules have past their expiration date or don’t make sense. They have all been constructed by humans so they can also be challenged, replaced or discarded by humans too.  Emily Meyers

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Head Security

Head Security

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Sometimes we let people into our head we’d NEVER let into our home. Think about that for a second. What are the best way to prevent that and keep a safe distance? Emily Meyers

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Spread the Flame

Spread the Flame

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A thousand candles can be lit from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Similarly, happiness never decreases by being shared.  – Teaching of Buddha

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The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence

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The true power of silence is not how it effects others. It’s how it effects OURSELVES. I went on a 10 day meditation retreat where everyone was required to take a vow of silence. This included eye contact which is a form of meditation. Interesting. Apparently Gandhi practiced silence one day each week for years.…

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Return to Esalen

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I will be returning for yoga teacher training next week. One way I assess my life path is through trips to Esalen. Each time I go, I reflect on where I’ve been and where I’m headed. It’s a long drive there so there’s lots of time to think. Esalen is special in many ways. Many are drawn to…

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Bodhisattva

The Bodhisattva Calling

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The first entry in a blog seems symbolic. It is. The bodhisattva concept has resonated with me at a deep level since I was first exposed to it. In my own words it’s a fully realized being who has achieved enlightenment but instead of opting in to the long sought after nirvana she/he CHOOSES to remain…

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The Future of Spirituality is Plant Medicine

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The spirituality of the future will be more scientifically knowledgeable and more humble about our answers to life’s biggest questions.  Technology will continue to inform all aspects of our lives, including our spirituality. Apps, such as headspace, will remind us to meditate or pray. We will also use technology to enhance certain spiritual practices. For example,…

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