Embrace Change or Just Be Host?

Embrace Change!  Why not?  You can’t prevent it. You can’t force it. You can’t stop it or make it happen.  It just does what it will; life changes with every breath. But embrace it?  I don’t know, it is a little difficult to hug something that is morphing. Change is changing. Embracing something implies that…

Meditation and Intentions

For a period of 10 days I had been using a guided meditation to refresh my morning practice. I discovered an useful intention-setting meditation; “Listening to Your Inner Voice” by Lori Leyden.  I was surprised; it truly has had an impact on my days. I try guided meditations from time to time; and while I benefit from all moments in meditation some…

Non-harming, Awareness and Compassion

The first part of the Raja Yoga 8 limbs are the Yamas.  The Yamas are “restraints”  – five actions that, when avoided, will bring you closer to your true self. Compassionate change starts here.The five Yamas are: non violence, non-lying, non- stealing,  non- excess and non-possessiveness.  Like the 12 Steps of recovery,  the restraints, along with other rungs…