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Today I Am..

The affirmation I was given goes like this, “Today I accept love just as I am. Today I accept myself just as I am. Today I thank God for making me just as I am. Today I accept life just as it is. Today I am peace, joy and love as I am.” This affirmation was just a reminder of how much I love my wonderful life.  Even the bumps, knocks, highs-lows and disappointments.  Witnessing the growing pains of my children. The ebb and flow within relationships. The recognition that your career may change and that you are flexible enough to meet that change. The ability to recognize and take responsibility for...

Calm Before the Storm

    Recently, I was flying home to Florida as a tropical storm was approaching the coast. The turbulence we felt  in the aircraft during the descent made me more alert and mindful of the “now.”  I was calm and my meditative mind kicked in like second nature. The cloud cover, though dense and heavy with moisture let the pilot, aircraft, and me know that our passage was going to be as should be. An article I read by Eknath Easwaran, reminded me that, …”Yoga scriptures tell us we suffer because we are divided against ourselves.”  We are often struggle with the physical world and what is beyond–as though they...