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    Taking care of life

    Bluntly put, if you feel you have a problem, the problem is you. It's all you. Suffering is in the eye of the beholder, if I may. I'm not saying there is nothing to do or resolve or change, but the place to start that process will never be outside of you.

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    Virgo New Moon

    Yesterday’s New Moon in Virgo highlights the theme of societal and governmental transformation that we have been grappling with for quite a long time now, while at the same time showing us where we need to be our own authority and how we are taking care – or not – of our personal structures like our body, our health and…

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    Why teach yoga?

    I am in the middle of the torturous phase of rewriting and editing my book, so I thought I would share a sample of what is to come in the weeks ahead. The book is called “Teaching Yoga in an Upside-Down World,” and will cover many aspects of teaching, teachers and those we teach. Here is a brief excerpt: “Teaching…

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    Culminations & Ambitions

    Full moons are always moments of enlightenment. Ideas or projects that began at the new moon become clearer, and we find more elucidation and understanding around the issue. The Pisces full moon on August 26th also completed an annual cycle of full moons, one of the many overlapping cycles of astrology. Pisces is at the end of the zodiac and…

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    Where does pain come from?

    Have you ever described something as a pain in the neck? Or maybe worse? πŸ˜‰ While out walking Metta a couple of months ago, I came across a Metro newspaper left on a park bench. As I work from home, I don’t often get the chance to read this commuter paper, and I flipped through it to see what’s happening…

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    Cut the lavender and kill your cows

    Back home from holidays last week, I realised I would have to cut the lavender flowers because they were starting to dry out. I never like doing it because they look so pretty even as they’re fading, but I know that if I don’t I will end up with a lot of old, dry wood as the plants mature, and…

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    Guru Purnima eclipsed

    The Lunar (Full Moon) eclipse on July 27th is quite special for a number of reasons. First, it happens to be the annual celebration of one’s most important teachers, known as Guru Purnima. Teachers come in many forms, and though you might feel you don’t have a special teacher, we can think of ourselves as the only student in the…