Alphabet soup for the soul – “T”

T is for Transformation Self-transformation is not just about changing yourself. It means shifting yourself to an entirely new dimension of experience and perception. – Sadhguru- A tiny egg turns into a larva, turning into a caterpillar before finally transforming into a beautiful butterfly. Likewise, a human being can also change from ugly to beautiful.Continue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “T””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “S”

S is for Suffering “Pain is certain; suffering is optional.” -Buddha- The Buddha famously said, ‘life is suffering,’ which is true if you believe it. It does not, however, have to be that way. The Buddha also said that suffering is optional. I think pain is a bodily experience, whereas suffering is a condition ofContinue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “S””

Alphabet soup for the soul – “M”

M is for Mindfulness “Living twenty four hours with mindfulness is more worthwhile than living 100 years without it.” -The Buddha- Mindfulness or meditation? These two “M’s” often get confused for each other, and good reason. They are easy to conflate because they are very similar. Both offer great ways to stop and break negativeContinue reading “Alphabet soup for the soul – “M””

Steps to awakening series , step 12 of 12

12. Overwhelming breaths of compassion that release tears (or almost do) as they force their way to the surface This step produces deep wells of emotion that bubble up from inside and explode right out of the throat center. These are mental or physiological imprints from our past. These formations, also called samskaras are storedContinue reading “Steps to awakening series , step 12 of 12”

Steps to awakening series , step 10 of 12

Step 10 – You embrace your future while letting go of your past One of the main points discussed throughout this series is that when you wake up, then change occurs naturally. Therefore, we begin to embrace a new future different from the path we were once on. Occasionally this means letting go of certainContinue reading “Steps to awakening series , step 10 of 12”