Alphabet soup for the soul – “T”

T is for Transformation Self-transformation is not just about changing yourself. It means shifting yourself to a completely new dimension of experience and perception. – Sadhguru- An tiny egg turns into larva which then turns into a caterpillar, before finally, transforming into a beautiful butterfly, so too a human being can transform from ugly toContinue 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’ and that is true if you believe it. It does not however, have to be that way. The Buddha also said that suffering is optional. I believe pain is a bodily experience whereas suffering is a conditionContinue 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 for good reason. They are very easy to conflate because they are very similar. Both offer great ways to stop andContinue 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 that we have been discussing throughout this series is that when you wake up then change occurs naturally. Therefore, we begin to embrace a new future that is different than the path we were once on. SometimesContinue reading “Steps to awakening series , step 10 of 12”