Do you ever struggle with success? Like, what makes for a "wonderful" day? How do you define a "good" workout? How does a workday become successful? Why would a get together with friends/family be fantastic? When I workout I have a less than helpful habit of measuring it in comparison to previous endeavors, and a … Continue reading Redefining Success
One of the benefits of having a bit of OCD is my daily workouts aren't options, they're what I do. A downfall of this mentality, though, is it can sometimes get in the way of important stuff, like, you know, connecting with people! Ridiculous as it may sound, on Saturday Lisa's daughter, Tiffany, invited us … Continue reading Finding Santosha (WOWness) in All Situations
10 years later, I still sometimes get really frustrated I can't drive. Or agitated the lack of peripheral vision preventing that, imagine missing 50% of your field of vision, also leads to knocking over and breaking things, hitting my head on walls as I turn, or painfully smacking a knee or toes on hard objects … Continue reading The Path to Awesomeness in Life is ALLSOMENESS
The other day, while Lisa was sharing with me her frustration over the baked bean dish she'd made not being ready in time for the party with friends she made it for, I kept reassuring her everything was okay, she'd done the best she could, and she didn't need to be upset. Maybe the third … Continue reading Feeling Freedom, A Gift of Living Yoga
Sometimes I wish I could still drive, I wasn't balding, my eyes weren't crooked, simple balancing poses like lunges weren't a struggle for me, my quest to be a pastor and speak life-giving and love-filled messages to people every Sunday had worked out, I'd had more kids, and so on. When I "live" in these … Continue reading Meditation on Loving Life AS It IS
It’s interesting to me that in America we pride ourselves on the separation of Church and state, yet they really aren’t … and both suffer from it. Now, this is just a quick hit of me trying to encourage us to greater care and compassion, so please keep that in mind. 🙂 It’s interesting to … Continue reading Unity, Nonviolence, and Not Being Content: 3 Enlivening Christian Messages We Need More than Ever
"NOTHING can dim the light that shines from within." This reminder from Maya Angelou has the power to change our lives, communities, and the world. A common Truth mystics share based on their Divine encounters is we are innately good, each of us is a conduit of Love, and EVERY person has an inner-light shining … Continue reading Meditation on Tapping Into, Shining, & Seeing Our Inner Light!
Yoga is SO much more than postures on a mat, it's practices for helping us become more fully and freely alive. It's a path toward greater peace, joy, and love. One of yoga's Niyamas, or inner-dispositions, for instance is Santosha. Santosha is contentment, a deep and abiding sense that all is well and all will be well. The … Continue reading Meditation on Living and Breathing Contentment in All Situations