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On Atonement

A Litany of Atonement by Robert Eller-Isaacs For remaining silent when a single voice would have made a difference, we forgive ourselves and each other; we begin again in love. For each time that our fears have made us rigid and inaccessible, we forgive ourselves and each other; we begin again in love. For each time that we have struck out in anger without just cause, we forgive ourselves and each other; we begin again in love. For each time that our greed has blinded us to the needs of others, we forgive ourselves and each other; we begin again in love. For the selfishness which sets us apart and alone,...

Shine, Shine, Let it Shine

  Mission Oriented and Shining      Parents love their children. Parents always want the best for their offspring and work hard to keep children safe, protected, healthy and to educate them. Eventhough parents think they control their children’s comings and goings, their influences and exposure, these individuals are of their own mind and have unique spiritual energy.  Having said that, the impressions and actions we as parents execute, while important, will not be the final determinate in the life roadmaps children choose. With my own brood, the highs and lows of raising them have been exhilarating and exhausting, full of laughter and deep moments of sorrow, sometimes embarrassment, but, more...

Die Hard Love…Story

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPsMJxM9La4

Rumor has it that we don’t pick who we fall in love with. If that were the case we might make some very boring choices. What if we each could have the ideal spiritual, physical, financial, intellectual, comical, compassionate, and/or generous ideal mate? More important, are you that person yourself? Would you date, engage or marry someone like you? Isn’t it heartwarming to know that someone can ignite such query as  “Where Do I Begin” as rendered by this diva? As we’ve passed through the month of February, the month associated with love. The love for others, nature, beauty, and life; perhaps, you might ignite the passion and love of...

Stay in Your Lane

  ‘Stay in your lane. You don’t need anything from anyone else, try to be self-contained in your practice.’ Whaaat?  What does this mean?   I was sharing this concept with some of my Yoga students recently.  Being aware of “Now” alerts us to the reality that we have everything we need in this moment.  There is no need to fret about our limited physical flexibility–it will come with practice.  There is no benefit in being self-critical or even competitive with the student in front of you who may jump back from a standing forward bend directly into chaturanga with little effort.  Do you question your motives for showing up...