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Phone Off, Social Media Gone

“Wherever the mind wanders, restless and diffuse in its search for satisfaction without, lead it within; train it to rest in the Self.”The Bhagavad Gita (26) I decided it would be wise to break away from social media for a few weeks and start turning my phone off more often. So far my phone has … Continue reading Phone Off, Social Media Gone

Namaha- “Not Mine”

The word "Namaha" is often included at the end of Sanskrit mantras. It beautifully translates to 'not mine.' I've been reflecting on what that means. It's funny, I can easily detach from material/ physical things. I'll adapt to sleeping on a floor or couch no problem, let a friend 'surprise' dye my hair bright blue … Continue reading Namaha- “Not Mine”

Discerning Illusions in the Spiritual World

Discernment on the spiritual path is different than judgment. Judgment is a reaction or belief about something external. Discernment takes stock of the external thing and sees how it assimilates internally- it’s experiential. It asks, “Is this true for me, given my experience?” Judgment detaches us coldly & closes our hearts. Discernment lets us detach … Continue reading Discerning Illusions in the Spiritual World

A Mantra to Beat Winter Blues

Experience has shown me it’s possible to transform ‘cold’ emotions into warmer ones by chanting and contemplating the Gayatri mantra. Chanted over 3,000 years ago, the Gayatri is a primal and ancient poem to the sun. Chanting it today is a powerful way to remember that we’re plugged into something much more real than our … Continue reading A Mantra to Beat Winter Blues