The Soul Felt Its Worth

Sometime after Thanksgiving I noticed an unsettledness in my spirit, disquiet in my soul, angst in my mind, and ache in my heart. Interestingly, other people have shared they’re feeling similar things.  With winter coming and the season of death approaching, I wonder if we’re experiencing a communal longing.  Could it be that regardless of our … Continue reading The Soul Felt Its Worth

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HOW We Believe Trumps what We Believe: I’d Rather Be Wrong and Kind than Correct and Jerky

My wife and I had the most unexpected, eye-opening, and wonderful conversation with a wine tasting room manager the other day.  As wine club members, we visit this spot pretty frequently, so knew the lady by name. This time, at finding out I teach yoga she lit up and started sharing her spiritual journey with us.  … Continue reading HOW We Believe Trumps what We Believe: I’d Rather Be Wrong and Kind than Correct and Jerky

The Life Changing “To-Do List”: Be Grateful, Forgive, & Love

Does anyone else struggle with thinking your day is only a “success” IF you get LOTS of stuff done? I’m a yoga teacher, which means my job is to care for, enliven, and help people transform inwardly and outwardly … YET part of me still feels like I failed or was “less than” unless I did … Continue reading The Life Changing “To-Do List”: Be Grateful, Forgive, & Love

Kindness = Happiness

It’s amazing what a difference being present and kind makes.  Time and again my wife will simply take the time to compliment someone and be curious about her/his story.  The incredible thing is nearly every time this simple kindness will brighten and enliven the person in the most incredible way.  Over the last few weeks … Continue reading Kindness = Happiness

Want to Live/Love Better? Expect Less

I recently spent more than a day crafting and preparing a workshop on the yogic way of life, which has given me SO MUCH joy and peace (and, as a side note is SUPER Christ-like) … YET, no one came to the workshop.  On a similar note, years ago I had the opportunity to speak … Continue reading Want to Live/Love Better? Expect Less

“You are NOT Broken, You are BELOVED” – God: The Gospel of Forgiveness

Central to the Good News of Jesus the Christ is forgiveness.  But, what does that mean?  Let’s start with unforgivness.  To be unforgiven (in its fullest sense) is to be cut off, excluded, removed, named unworthy, seen as broken, and deemed unloved. Conversely, then, to be forgiven is to be integrated, included, embraced, named as precious, … Continue reading “You are NOT Broken, You are BELOVED” – God: The Gospel of Forgiveness

Why Pray? Relationship.

Do you pray?  Why?  I’ve been Christian my whole life and grew up with a good bit of obligation, “should”, and “ought to” when it came to my faith, so for a good bit of time I prayed because I was supposed to.  God expected us to pray, so I did.  Yet, it was often … Continue reading Why Pray? Relationship.

The Power of Viewing God More as a Verb than a Noun

What if we thought of God as more of a verb than a noun?  I think it takes us out of our heads and into our hearts, which is where relationship, experience, and love happens.  What do you think? Check out my short new video blog on the topic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxkN7s0kzio   If you enjoyed this … Continue reading The Power of Viewing God More as a Verb than a Noun

What We “See” is What We Get and Become: How I’m Learning Seeing Everything and Everyone as a Gift Brings Heaven to Earth

This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life. This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new. … Thy infinite gifts come to me only on those very small hands of mine. Ages pass, and still … Continue reading What We “See” is What We Get and Become: How I’m Learning Seeing Everything and Everyone as a Gift Brings Heaven to Earth

Meditation on BLISS: Beautiful Living is Super Simple

Every week I write a short meditation for my yoga classes (like this) that I post here, plus a longer blog post.  Last week's blog was: Practices, Rituals, and Routines for Staying and Growing in Awesomeness, ESPECIALLY When Things Get Crazy.  After reading it, my wife Lisa said she would have liked to hear more … Continue reading Meditation on BLISS: Beautiful Living is Super Simple