yoga


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Today is Yom Kippur, the most sacred day of the year to those of the Jewish faith which calls for reflection, repentance and atonement. As I thought about this day and what it means, I was struck by the idea that the desire to make amends or reparation for wrong-doing [...]

About forgiveness


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“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are [...]

Living and Loving Fearlessly



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It’s Mardi Gras tomorrow, historically a day of indulgence to consume the remaining foods that will be given up for Lent which begins the next day. This 40 day period which begins on Ash Wednesday and culminates in the celebration of Easter  is prescribed as a time of penitence for [...]

If God loves me so much, why does he want ...


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At yoga this morning, our teacher, Shiva Das, announced that the theme of the class would be the water element, inspired by the rainy morning we found ourselves in.   He spoke about embracing the element of water, the feminine, fluidity in all senses of the word.   As I practiced, [...]

Rainy Day Meditation