When you mess up, stop and sit yourself down. I mean this literally. Sit yourself down, and learn to dwell in the uneasiness of the confusion of the moment. I find myself running, physically and mentally, from place to place, from action to action. Often this is not due to a busy schedule, but to the fear of sitting down and feeling what’s happening in … Continue reading FORGIVENESS
It is not easy to explain energy. Energy travels through multiple dimensions and in subtle channels. Yet one can witness energy. It’s palpable. Energy is both objective and subjective and, because of this, everyone will have a different experience of its movements. Energy is what keeps us alive. While it is complex to explain energy, one can learn to cultivate its flows with fairly simple exercises and observations. Moods … Continue reading Explaining Energy
In the English language, the Sanskrit term “yoga” has been limited to function as a noun, like… Pilates, or Zumba, so one can say: “I am doing yoga,” or “I am going to yoga class.” When I studied yoga in India, in the paramparai (lineage) of Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj, I learned that “yoga is a way of life.” Indeed. It is not only a form … Continue reading Yoga (why thinking of “yoga” as a noun is limiting)
Tonight I asked myself this question: where is the line between my work and my life? What is work? Why do we do it? How? What are our chances of getting work, doing work, sharing our work? If work is our profession, where is the line between the work we do and who we are, the persons we are becoming? I am well aware that too many people are unemployed, … Continue reading The Line
L’amore non è sempre rose e fiori, musica meditativa o passionale di sottofondo. L’amore ci presenta momenti di dolore, tristezza, lutto, fatica, perdita di orientamento. L’amore è cambiamento perché si manifesta attraverso ciò che percepiamo e tutto, in natura e su questo piano d’esistenza, cambia e si trasforma. Crescendo in un contesto culturale cattolico, ho imparato ad associare l’idea di Amore (Dio/Cristo) con l’idea di eternità … Continue reading Cambia todo cambia (o forse no)
To follow-up on my previous post, here another question: What if we don’t want to communicate? What if we don’t want to hug those who want to hug us? Don’t. However, how are we to build a world of balance if we ignore what disturbs, offends, hurt, violate us? I don’t think we can. As compassionate leaders, we have a duty (to ourselves) to stay … Continue reading Communication Hug (reprise) What if you don’t want to hug someone and they want to hug you?
(Picture downloaded from: http://weheartit.com/) We all know how important it is to express ourselves. It is a basic need for our lives to thrive. Communication requires that we find a way to manifest our creative expressions in order to share them. Do you recognize a similarity between the sounds in the words “communication” and “commune,” “communion,” and “common”? What do they sound like? A strong C sound … Continue reading The Communication Hug