Desire, Dharma Teachings, New Paradigm in Practice, The New Story

How to Escape Your Life

Well, of course, you can't. But I did and many have, through one simple, powerful action. Leaving the country. Expats may "escape", consciously or unwittingly, from their day-to-day geography, but life is life and there is no actual escape. Life is work and play and everything else. Enough with the departmentalizing. Life is flowing all… Continue reading How to Escape Your Life

chakras, Living from the Heart

8 Simple Heart Opening Tips

Anahata chakra, the heart center, is the fourth energy point, located at the center of the seven main chakras in yogic philosophy. It unites the three lower chakras with the three upper points. Anahata means “unstruck” in Sanskrit. Its color is green, its element is air, and its sense is touch. The core issues at this… Continue reading 8 Simple Heart Opening Tips

Interbeing, Living from the Heart, Mindfulness, The New Story

Living Eco-Logically: What It Means to Be Green

{Read the full post on elephant journal.} Being green is more than merely checking off a list of sustainable to-dos: canvas grocery bags (check), recycle and compost (check), conserve water and electricity (check). Green is the color of the heart chakra—it is soothing, calming, the color of love, generosity, kindness and friendship. Green is the… Continue reading Living Eco-Logically: What It Means to Be Green

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Heart (4th) Chakra

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it’s bottomless.  ~Pema Chodron Heart chakra concerns:  love, care, compassion, empathy, gratitude, generosity, affection, self-love Music: Love by John Lennon All you need is love by The Beatles Just above love by The Flaming Lips Gracias a… Continue reading Heart (4th) Chakra