Meditation on the Transformative Power of Loving All of Us Just as We Are

You know what helps me become less selfish and more giving?  My wife Lisa's love of my selfishness.  What I mean by this is Lisa loves ALL of me exactly as I am.  She accepts every single bit of me for no reason, which is what love does.  As a yoga teacher I end up … Continue reading Meditation on the Transformative Power of Loving All of Us Just as We Are

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Meditation on Breathing Love

Have you ever said something hurtful or dumb, and wished you could hit the rewind button to make it so the words never came out?  As Lisa and I watched the Seahawks game, while I was taunting the other team for frequently complaining to the refs over trivial things (my first mistake), I called them … Continue reading Meditation on Breathing Love

Meditation on Harmonizing Our Head and Heart to Care for Others

We have a sacred responsibility to care for one another.  We belong to each other.  I say this more than anything because I need the reminder and encouragement.  You see, as some of my friends share about their parents needing extra attention and care due to age and/or illness, I imagine having to tend regularly to … Continue reading Meditation on Harmonizing Our Head and Heart to Care for Others

How to Become a Star in One Step: Use Your Voice to Increase Love

While it’s kind of cool I can do fancy yoga poses most people would never dream of doing, do you know what’s truly SUPER cool?  You and I using our voices to increase Love! My wife Lisa and I went and saw “A Star is Born” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga the other day and … Continue reading How to Become a Star in One Step: Use Your Voice to Increase Love

Meditation on Being an Athlete of Love

It's crazy how powerful the stories we tell in our heads are.  I generally go for a long run every Sunday.  Since my legs had been heavy and tired last Friday and Saturday, even before I woke up Sunday I "knew" the run was going to be tough.  Guess what?  It was!  While my body's … Continue reading Meditation on Being an Athlete of Love

Meditation on the Importance of Living from Life’s Bass Notes

I think a key part of being happy is remembering and returning to the bass notes of life; the simple and powerful things this is all about.  Connection, care, and celebration, for instance are bass notes, while things like control, competition, and criticism are treble.  Now, don't get me wrong, treble is good and has its … Continue reading Meditation on the Importance of Living from Life’s Bass Notes

Meditation on Attuning to the Deep Rhythms of Kindness, Care, and Peace

Remember the song "Don't Worry BE Happy"?  Did you know Jesus says much the same thing?  While I've been crazy for Christ my whole life, I feel like in many ways I've only recently come to "get" Him.  For instance, He implores us to "not worry about" our lives, because "can any of you by … Continue reading Meditation on Attuning to the Deep Rhythms of Kindness, Care, and Peace

Meditation on Cultivating Equanimity in the Face of Life’s Ups & Downs: Gaining a Deeper Bliss

Love is the deeper energy and glue of life.  It's the Ocean we all swim in.  Think about it, planets rotate around stars, moons are drawn to planets, animals gather in packs, cells join together to make organisms, humans form families and communities, and so on.  Reality is a team sport wherein everything gives of … Continue reading Meditation on Cultivating Equanimity in the Face of Life’s Ups & Downs: Gaining a Deeper Bliss

Love is the Essence of What Christmas is: Life Lessons from My Daughter

Will you engage this moment with kindness or with cruelty, with love or with fear, with generosity or scarcity, with a joyous heart or an embittered one? This is your choice and no one can make it for you. If you choose kindness, love, generosity, and joy, then you will discover in that choice the … Continue reading Love is the Essence of What Christmas is: Life Lessons from My Daughter

Meditation on Choosing Care, Compassion, and Celebration Over Competition

I LOVE music. Which means we go to concerts pretty frequently. On Saturday we saw Lady Gaga, who put on an AMAZING show. This year we've also seen U2, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, James Blunt, and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and you wanna hear something wild? They ALL emphasized the same message: LOVE. Specifically, … Continue reading Meditation on Choosing Care, Compassion, and Celebration Over Competition