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If you want to have a consistent practice, it’s important to create a meditation practice that inspires you to meditate every day. Each person is unique. To give one practice to everyone and expect it to work for them long-term seems impractical. The majority of folks cannot sit in cross-legged position on the floor. Many
Healing means different things to different people. Some people assume that if you need healing, something is wrong with you and you need to be “fixed.” Others may see healing as a journey towards your highest self and potential. You’ll notice the word “heal” comes from “health.” It is the process of becoming whole, of
Life today moves at a faster and faster pace. The rhythm at which we move, engage, and receive information can throw off our own internal sense of rhythm. We might find ourselves feeling caught up in the whirlwind of busyness, unable to slow down and catch up with ourselves. When we’re moving quickly, we might
In today’s busy, ever-demanding world, we find ourselves constantly running around, unable to slow down and take care of ourselves. Our incessant busyness can make us run near empty. When we’re so caught up in giving to others, fulfilling obligations, and performing tasks, we forget to reflect on our own mental, spiritual, and physical well-being.
Do you get annoyed when people don’t agree with you politically? How do you apply the practice of meditation to parts of your life that feel messy, stuck and drama-queen crazy? In this short video clip, I offer meditation tips where you can apply this ancient practice to the challenging areas of your life today.
One of the things I often hear is, “I’m too busy to meditate! I have to do my taxes, housework, and everyday responsibilities!” Meditation for Daily Life What can you do instead? Meditate while you do. Here’s a 10 minute video guide on how you can meditate while you do anything, even washing your dishes! Learning
I don’t believe in just meditating. It’s what you do with your meditation that matters most. How do you bring it into your life? How can you integrate meditation in your everyday life through your actions & intentions? Meditation is a wonderful tool for resourcing yourself and learning how to breathe. While meditation can create
Our mind is often the biggest cause of our stress. What it perceives and thinks can layer our experience and make things seem more stressful than they really are. The mind is like a booby-trap, it’s filled with circular thinking and past thoughts. Instead of trying to change the mind with the mind, here’s a
When I first decided to leave Wall Street to follow my dreams of world travel, I received a variety of responses from my loved ones and co-workers. Some were shocked, some were envious, some disappointed. I found out that several of my co-workers called me “crazy” behind my back. A few good friends were genuinely
Ever since I saw Brother Sun, Sister Moon, the story of St. Francis, I felt inspired to come to Assisi, Italy. Recently I attended a five day silent retreat at Simple Peace in the countryside of Assisi. I stayed in an elegant, yet simple room. Our days consisted of an hour of meditation morning, an
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There’s a little voice in my head that thinks it knows what is “spiritual.” When I wake up in the morning, I have a daily practice of writing and meditation. On rare occasions, I cannot do this the first thing in the morning. Say I am traveling, or really stressed out and have to take
When I first received the inspiration to produce Sura Flow, “Self-Discovery Yoga,” the message I received from spirit was “Sura, help show people how to surrender.” How would you help people learn to surrender? I didn’t even really know myself. Besides, I did not want to make a yoga video. 1) It was going to
I absolutely loved Sarah Kathleen Peck’s blog post: “How do you find the right people that are right for you? Hint: it’s all about energy.” She talks about the energetic quality of relationships, like “Negative Influencers” who seem great on the surface. These are people who are wonderful and charismatic, you cannot say anything
When I lived in Salt Spring Island, I tried equine therapy. I have always loved horses, and through coaching, I heard that horses were masterful at helping people grow and become more self-aware. Horses are highly psychic and intuitive, and tend to reflect energy. If you are confident or unsure, a horse is sure to
I’ve always been skeptical of healers. Maybe because I am one myself. I don’t think anyone can heal someone else. It comes from within, when that person is ready. Just to clarify, let’s talk about what healing is, since it means different things to different people. Generally speaking, healing is the journey towards wholeness. You
Have you been feeling more intense emotions this year? It seems many people are experiencing this, myself included. I’ve noticed that I’ve been experiencing a wider range of emotions, with greater intensity. As collective consciousness expands, it could be that more people are experiencing emotional healing and cleansing, even at a deep cellular level where
It can be that if we’re not aware of some aspect of our life, that it will likely show up in the body as body pain. Eckhart Tolle talked about the pain-body as an egoic entity that comprises all of our past pain and emotion. He says: “The pain-body wants to survive, just like every
Hi friends, I’ve been off the grid for a while. 2013 has been like no other year, and I needed to take time to go deep within and be quiet. It’s been a big year of transformation and transition. Earlier this year, I kept having visions and dreams of a lake in Central America. After
We all feel stuck at some point in our lives. We make New Year’s resolutions, talk about it with friends, even get excited. Sometime later, our enthusiasm fizzles, and you wonder what your new years resolutions even were. Life doesn’t change much. You still feel the same. You have the same problems and the same
I was excited to see my new soul guide in Huffpost’s GPS for the Soul. Beautiful photos, affirmations & peaceful music. Take some time to enjoy this compilation of artwork to rest your soul. Thanks to friends who contributed music & photos: David Gordon, Dasha Gaian, Joshua Simas, Lisa Dugdale & Lani Kwon. Love &
I had to share this blog post by Paulo Coelho, a favorite author, who wrote “The Alchemist.” Beautifully written. Very poetic and prayerful. 2013: the first year of the rest of my life No one can go back, but everyone can go forward. And tomorrow, when the sun rises, all you have to say to
Did you make a new year’s resolution to start meditating? Are you wondering how to start? Learning how to center yourself and slow down the mind is an invaluable aspect of health. Meditation is an excellent tool for learning how to be present. There are many benefits to learning how to meditate: It helps to
7 Ways To Practice Mindfulness in the Technology Age I think we’ve all experienced that awkward moment, when you’re speaking to someone – and the cell phone rings. For a moment one person glances at their phone, while the other wonders if they’re about to be trumped by a phone call. No one likes being
The holidays bring a sense of warmth and festivity, but can also be a chaotic and stressful time. The other day, I was driving down the freeway, when I witnessed road rage and the near collision of two cars that refused to yield to each other on the freeway. The feeling of tension and frenetic
I was working on Wall Street when I first started practicing yoga. During that time I suffered from severe neck and back pain, so I thought yoga would help me. Being a novice at the time, I had no idea what the different styles of yoga were. Perhaps it was karma or a twist of
My dog BeBe is pretty cute. When we go for walks, people ohhhh and ahhh over him, thinking that he’d like to be cuddled and coo’ed over. To their dismay, when they try to pet him, he’s unreceptive. BeBe doesn’t like being petted. Not very much anyway. He’s very loving, but made it clear from