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Mental Health and the Spiritual Path

Mental Health and the Spiritual Path

Mental Health and the Spiritual Path: Are they different? There’s been alot in the news recently about how mindfulness practice can help what we call mental health issues. I know this is a big topic…and I wanted to explore some possibilities. The spiritual path according to the Buddhist view is essentially observing and then training… Read More

Staying Grounded While the Earth Shifts Under Your Feet

Staying Grounded While the Earth Shifts Under Your Feet

The ground of any situation is always present, however obscured or chaotic it may appear. In order to ally with that ground and create the seeds of awakening, we need to learn to ride the moments when change throws us to the ground. Staying grounded while the earth shifts under your feet requires flexibility and adaptability and the ability to release familiar reference points. It may mean letting go of precious dreams or relationships. Read More

Inviting Space for the Creative Process

Inviting Space for the Creative Process

If the fruit of a settled mind is creativity, then inviting space for the creative process is simply an extension of order. Let go of distraction and order arises. Get rid of the junk and what is leftover is pristine and spacious and possibly worthy of being called art. So here’s the experiment: organise the material objects in your life. Maybe this will invoke the harmonious environment that you need to be able to create your masterpiece. Read More

Asking For What You Want

Asking For What You Want

In order to ask for what you want, you first need to be able to articulate it. This is where practice comes in – stilling the mind in meditation helps us to see what is extraneous, and to get really clear on what is important in life. Read More

Ashtanga Yoga Cured My Depression

Ashtanga Yoga Cured My Depression

Depression is energy that has gotten stuck. The best way I know to unstick it its to move. Ashtanga Yoga is a fantastic way to get that energy moving. We have a veritable storehouse of chemicals in the body that can be released by yogic practice under the supervision of a qualified teacher. Read More

6 Smart Ways to Deal with Anxiety

6 Smart Ways to Deal with Anxiety

I’ve struggled with anxiety much of my life. I only discovered this recently when I finally identified a label for the overwhelming feelings of fear that have consumed me whenever life takes a big turn. When one phase falls apart to make way for another, instead of accepting change as a natural part of life,… Read More

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