With my 46th birthday just around the corner (Saturday!), looking back I can say one of the best parts about getting older is feeling evermore permission to be freely and fully my quirky and unique self! In the movie Last Christmas, a character observes: "There's no such thing as normal. It's a stupid word. Does a … Continue reading Being Awestruck Over How Incredible It is to Be Alive
Yoga, it seems to me, can be summed up as the practice of this'ness. Enjoying this breath. Loving this person. Witnessing this moment. Caring for this world. Cherishing this body. Drinking in this scenery. Giving our all to this task. Listening well to this word. Savoring this food. Fully feeling this emotion or sensation ... especially ones we prefer to avoid. Yoga is the radical embrace, presence, working with, experience, and Love of THIS. Some … Continue reading The Life Changing Power of “This”
Cheers! Even though the Seahawks literally lost to the 49ers in a heartbreaking manner, as we left the game, I told Lisa I felt like we won. In the purity of that moment, I believe my heart was speaking from a bigger and more True place. And, while it's my jam, I'm not talking about … Continue reading Cultivating Heavenly Thoughts to Experience Heavenly Realities
What’s your relationship with your body? While the truest part of me knows I’m a fit guy, a critical voice within is NEVER satisfied and focuses on my shortcomings and ways I “should” be better. With that admission, let me shout: my body is MAGICAL! YOUR body is magical! While I’m in the process of fully trusting … Continue reading Your Body is Magical!
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
"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