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

Living from the Heart

Metta Check-in

Metta is a simple, peaceful and powerful technique of visualization and repetition of aspirations, or good wishes. Here’s an example of a metta meditation that you can adapt for your own personal practice: I sit on the ground with my legs crossed. I sit tall, feeling strong and grounded. I gently close my eyelids, and… Continue reading Metta Check-in


Tree of Life

I am feeling restless. I'm craving change and yet every time I leave home, I cringe at how quickly the landscape is changing - more overpasses, skyscrapers and ever-expanding parking lots. I can barely see the mountain tops, and I live in British Columbia, Canada. From where I am sitting, I can see the river; sometimes I want to… Continue reading Tree of Life


Moment-to-moment success

Life is a succession of moments; to live each one is to succeed. ~Corita Kent  Oh, life. It's funny isn't it? This morning, my intention was to lighten up. Be more playful. Nothing is that big a deal. My mind changes from moment to moment, sometimes drastically. Plans are made, revised, scrapped, made again, dropped again.… Continue reading Moment-to-moment success


Kundalini Rising Chakra Visualization

To practice this transformative visualization meditation, sit cross legged or lie down on your back and deepen your breath. Lengthen your spine and let go of all tension and worries. Close your eyes and visualize a warm glowing light at the base of your spine. As you continue breathing with awareness, filling your lungs completely… Continue reading Kundalini Rising Chakra Visualization