The freedom to choose

Dear Friends, I’ve been thinking about the repercussions this election will have on our lives. At the beginning I felt overwhelmed. As time passed I began to see how and where to begin. As citizens of this country, we have a right to rebel against causes we do not believe in, and the most peaceful and effective way we can do that is by leading a life that’s based on our morals. I invite you to take a moment and ask yourself the following: Who am I? What are my core beliefs? How can I go about my life in alignment with these beliefs? When we begin to live in this way, we serve as examples to others, and it catalyzes a chain reaction. I’d like to share some of the things I will personally be p

Practice is the Guru

Practice is meant to unveil our inner knowledge by lifting the veil of ignorance, brought about by misperception of reality due to ego created limitations, and ignite the bright light of knowledge within. It’s a process that requires devotion and practice. As my Guru describes it “yoga is like turning the light on inside.” yoganganusthanad asuddhiksaye jananadiptir avivekahyateh II.28 The practice and inquiry into different components of Yoga gradually reduces obstacles such as misapprehension. Then the lamp of perception brightens and the distinction between what perceives and what is perceived becomes increasingly evident. Now, everything can be understood without error. Sometimes I get la

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