Changing habits

In this video, from Tiger’s Nest Taktshang Monastery in Part, Bhutan, I felt guided to share how the mind, body, emotions and energy are inseparable.  If you are experiencing STUCK-ness in one aspect, most likely you are ignoring the other issues that are helping it stay stuck.  All too often we find ourselves somewhere: in […]

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Santosha – Contentment vs. Complacency “Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu Santosha in ancient Sanskrit means contentment, and it is the second limb of the niyamas in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The invaluable lesson of santosha teaches […]

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I’m writing to you from the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in Thailand.  For this May’s theme, I feel guided to talk about the concept of Presence and its applications to living in an urban environment. Presence seems like a no-brainer when it comes to having conversations, making deals, working with others, or whatever it […]

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We were cradled and caressed by our mothers when we came out of the womb.  As we grew up, touch fell out of our vocabulary for a variety of reasons: social conditioning, religious or dogmatic rules about sex, shame, fear, etc.  As we moved away from touch, we hardened and became hard people inside and […]

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An sneak peek excerpt from Johnson Chong’s untitled book This past Christmas, I spent two weeks in Pune, India, attending meditation classes at the International Osho Meditation Resort, and writing, a lot.  It was such a great way to reconnect with myself, my inspirations, and re-defining all the holistic knowledge that I have been sharing […]

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Be Still: Blissful Essence- Silent Tranquility Invokes Lucid Liberation “Space and silence are two aspects of the same thing. The same no-thing. They are externalization of inner space and inner silence, which is stillness: the infinitely creative womb of all existence.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment When we […]

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“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh, Stepping into Freedom: Rules of Monastic Practice for Novices In times of difficulty, stress or nervousness, we often hear a very familiar phrase from another caring soul, “Just Breathe.”  But what does that even mean?  Just […]

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<strong>October Sage Theme of the Month</strong> “Each and every act and thought is an outflow of energy.  Some thoughts and actions offer beneficial dividends, while others simply drain our resources.  In the name of continence, we are asked to be wise investors.” ~ Reverend Jaganath In the Yoga Sutras, the principle of Brahmacharya is often […]

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“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.”  ~ Lao Tzu I have been delayed in writing the September Sage theme of the month from coming out of teaching a yoga meditation retreat in Chiang Mai this past week.  The timing of this theme comes appropriately as we […]

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July Sage Theme of the Month Practice Non-Attachment: Abhyasa & Vairagya “Let go and go beyond living the dream, by dreaming the reality, into a reality beyond the dream.” ― Tom Althouse, The Frowny Face Cow If you are an avid follower of astrology, you will see in many reports for July that many planets are going […]

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