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    Come back home.

    I have arrived, I am home In the here, in the now. I am solid, I am free. In the ultimate, I dwell. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Lately, unrelated to my work, I’ve been coming across a lot of people who are feeling overwhelmed by social or personal circumstances, and trying to find a way forward. As my teacher says: They way out is in. We urgently need to come back home to ourselves; to stop running and find our inner peace. We need much less than we imagine, and certainly much less than we want, because what we’re really craving is our own wholeness. Coming home from our delusions…

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    Transforming yourself to transform the world

    Turning your dreams into reality is one of the major themes of Sunday, March 12th’s full moon, and I am definitely feeling excited by the positive feedback and interest in my webinar and new online course – a longtime dream of mine! You can watch the webinar replay at any time – it can be useful to anyone going through a period of change or self-examination. The Special Offer ends tonight, so jump on board now if you want to join us for this journey! Today’s Full Moon highlights your creative imagination (with Neptune – the planet of otherworldly, visionary influences – conjunct the Sun) as well as a review…

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    How not to go crazy in a mad world

    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~Jiddu Krishnamurthi (1895-1986) It’s pretty hard to observe what’s going on in the world these days without – at the very least – shaking your head in wonder. The Internet and social media make it feel all the more urgent, and it’s a challenge to avoid getting drawn into agonising over the madness. But how real is any of this? I often remember what a delightfully calm Ayurvedic doctor told me when I sat down with him to ponder the insanity of the Kundalini Yoga Festival I was attending in Rishikesh a few years ago:…

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    Embrace uncertainty, and let go of everything else!

    Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later. ~ Bob Goff I have seen people in my laughter yoga sessions who seem unable to drop the mask of identity, and therefore can’t bring themselves to laugh – sometimes for an entire 30-40 minute session. That takes some effort! Afraid to dare to be liberated from the role they have unconsciously imposed on themselves, and so bound up in their projected image, they feel they can’t risk losing control by laughing like an innocent child in front of – gasp! – strangers. We are inevitably vulnerable and insecure with others when…

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    Effort and Awakening

    Satchitananda “Knowledge of the truth of existence is bliss” Words can be so confusing. In our practice of postural yoga and meditation, terms from Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese or Japanese are often used because they describe more accurately than Western languages the deeper meaning of what one is trying to convey. One of these terms is Advaita. In a superficial translation, we could say it means “non-dual” awareness – there is no separate self. But to a mind focused on the material world (called Maya in Sanskrit – the illusion of the apparent separateness of things), this is hard to understand. Another way to describe it is “indivisible” – the profound…