“One of my favorite subjects of contemplation is this question: Since death is certain, but the time of death is uncertain, what is the most important thing?" Pema Chodron Health is the most important thing. Health as in balance, vitality, proper use of energy. Right action. Wisdom. Our health, in the larger sense of where… Continue reading I Speak for the Lake
"Give thanks for the water that crosses your lips, blesses your body and falls from the skies of your beautiful eyes." ~ Bryonie Wise In our rushed, overstimulated culture of incessant media and pleas for help from all corners of the globe via crowdfunding and online petitions, it is easy to become desensitized. We need… Continue reading Stand & Pray with Standing Rock
Movement is a way of knowing. Movement is a way of connecting to the body, from the body. Movement is a way of relating, to the body, to other beings, to the landscape. Dance, in its simplest definition and application, is movement. A couple of weeks ago I attended a workshop at the Talking Stick… Continue reading An Indigenous Way of Knowing
Life is paradoxical, yet simple. Mindfulness isn’t enough; we need compassionate action too. Mindfulness, or daily life practice, or being, must be paired with action, with compassion or doing. Hope and fear are also two sides of the same coin. So are attachment and aversion. Life is a matter of precarious balance. Holding on and… Continue reading How to Get Shit Done & Enjoy Your Life.
Here at Yoga Freedom, our motto is “compassion + action.” What compassionate actions do you aspire to in the coming twelve months? a "Finding the courage to go to the places that scare us cannot happen without compassionate inquiry into the workings of ego. The Buddha taught that flexibility and openness bring strength and that… Continue reading December 30 – Karuna (Compassion)