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Unaccountable happiness, clarity, connectedness

Unaccountable happiness comes from many practices; for me it comes mostly from the practice of surrender (and acceptance) and non-attachment. I first learnt what it meant for me to surrender during yoga classes with Charat in Singapore. As he instructed us … Continue reading

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Asleep, waking up, fully awake and sweet potato ‘noodles’

          Note: because this recipe is raw, it can go either way – towards being a savory ‘noodle’ dish, or a savory salad. Here are the ingredients you will need: 4 large sweet potatoes (or yams) … Continue reading

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In the words of my teacher what I do in the New Year sets the tone for the rest of the year

So I will not drink as part of the celebrations, & I will wake early to give thanks and prayers for the life I have, and the teachers in it. I will continue to find compassion in my heart and … Continue reading

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The Yama of Ahimsa

As I understand Ahimsa, there are two main expressions of it – the first being non violence – the command that one not kill, or do any violence against others in word, thought or deed, and the second is the … Continue reading

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Principles and practice of yoga – Vairagya

Dispassion – Vairagya – is said to be discrimination between the real and unreal. From ‘How to get Vairagya’ by Sri Swami Sivananda In my life dispassion is useful for observing my own actions. Without dispassion in the matter of … Continue reading

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Who is there to be enlightened?

Questions are wiser than answers, I am sure of it. Recently Sri Dharma asked the question, “who is there to be enlightened?” What I have understood when reflecting on this question is that when I surrender my ego, when I … Continue reading

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Renouncing the fruits of action

Recently I found myself in a poisonous mood unable to be grateful. I was tired of washing dishes, clothes, cleaning house, and caring for everyone else. What had been for me my expression of devotion had become tiresome. What was … Continue reading

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Forgotten wisdom

Most of us have an internal wisdom that we cannot remember where or when we learned. It is like being in nature, I forget what it is like to listen to the sound of wind in the leaves, and the … Continue reading

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The practice of yoga

I started practicing yoga because I was profoundly unhappy, very angry, and very unwell. I had asthma really bad, and general malaise and depression.  The sad but true story of how I started is that after a visit to a … Continue reading

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Birds of Heaven

When I choose to leave the secure and high paying job I had, in order to create a shift in my life, I did so for two reasons. First, I wanted to find my true path and fulfill my life … Continue reading

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