Life’s Nudge

I am officially back teaching my classes and privates this week. Parting with my little one this soon has been tough. I wouldn’t have done it if life hadn’t nudged me. I of course considered taking more time, but whenever I looked more closely, it was clear that I was being asked to step back …

The Flow of Grace

One step back to take two steps forward. This common saying turns out to be true. That our progress actually requires us to first regress. We all know the phrase but each time it’s confirmed in my own life I find myself somehow surprised, or learning it as if for the first time. I’ve now …

Recognition

What more can I say– birth is a moment of recognition, whether seen as meeting the world for the first time, giving form to life’s potential, or in re-birth, having a life-changing experience of life’s all-powerful throb. To re-cognize is to see once more– life in oneself and oneself in all of life. The edges …

A Talk on Moksha Shiva

Given during the installation of a new Shiva murti at the WYC’s 45th Anniversary Celebration (I invite you to change any reference of ‘as a school’ to ‘as seekers’ so that you feel included, because you are!) Moksha means Truly Free—what does true freedom look like/mean? In this form of Shiva there is a graceful …

Fleeting opportunities

The Royal Empress tree that resides outside my window graces us yearly with a few weeks of beautiful purple bell flowers. They are now falling one by one and the leaves are beginning to turn the purple landscape greener every day. I find each year this tree encourages me to appreciate the short breath of …