The Illusion of Addiction

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Have you become your addiction, or has your addiction become You? In this view, both are non-realities. The condition may seem to be, but according the Yoga Sciences, this is merely an illusion produced by the perceptions of the mind. If you, or anyone you know currently struggles with addiction, yes...chemical shifts have occurred in [...]

Truth as a Power

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  Realizing the dynamic Universal Laws, the first being that there is only one Absolute Source, which is SAT CHIT ANANDA, (true consciousness is bliss,) then there must also be only one source of Truth. However, in our modern society, we are constantly bombarded with multiple versions and ideas of what others present as truth. [...]

A Buddhist Teaching on Anger

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One day the Buddha visited a village.  As he was greeted by the people, an angry and rude speaking young man began insulting him... “You have no right teaching others” he shouted. “You are as stupid as everyone else. You are nothing but a fake.” The Buddha remained calm, and did not take the insults [...]

The Name Game: Letting go of Labels in Vipassana Meditation

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The intellect belonging to our rational mind is designed to keep us safe and out of harm's way as we navigate our bodies in this 3-dimensional world of potential dangers, and potential happiness. Life experience and basic instincts guide our efforts for survival. We learn from infancy into our toddler years, that matches burn, stoves [...]

Gyan Mudra: A position of Wisdom

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Mudras are generally hand gestures, but may also be body positions, which belong to the Yoga Sciences.   The purpose for incorporating mudras into your yoga and meditation practice is to invoke shifts within your consciousness that will assist you as you develop higher levels of spiritual awareness. Most of us are familiar with Gyan [...]

Let go the Ego

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Many of the Spiritual Masters compare the process of obtaining self-realization to the struggle of climbing a mountain.  Anyone new to their spiritual practice may find this analogy daunting.   However, this upward journey can only be completed step-by-step, and it is certain that the limited knowledge you have now, will expand into new levels [...]

This Present Moment: Mindfulness in Action

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Mindfulness is the practice of being aware and conscious in our day to day living.  Yes, Mindfulness is meditation in action. Meditation practice is the time you set aside for cultivating Stillness so you may rise into awareness as the Observer of the mind.  Through consistent meditation practice, you develop and train the mind to [...]

Make it a GREAT day! Mindfulness Practices for Spiritual Warriors

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Each of us encounters these three states of consciousness on a daily basis: Waking consciousness Dreaming sleep consciousness Dreamless consciousness Upon awakening each morning from a night of sleep, you shift out of either dreamless or dreaming sleep into full waking consciousness.    At this sacred moment, you have a choice.   You may enter [...]

The Vortex of Life

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Chakras are considered to be the most important energy spots in the body. It’s said that when the chakras are aligned, there is natural balance achieved that cannot be found any other way…and that this “alignment” leads to the highest forms of self-expression and inner contentment. But what are the chakras? What is their purpose, [...]

Mindfulness is Awareness: The Roles we Play

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Seeing the outside world as one thing, and yourself as something separate from others, is a mindset that limits your Authentic Nature.    Viewing yourself as a physical presence containing mind, body, and spirit, is an existence of individuality that can only be governed by the Rational Mind. Out of necessity, Rational Mind as Ego, attempts [...]