Everyday Enlightenment

At yoga recently the teacher suggested this intention for our practice: I will not take things personally. This didn’t really resonate with me, so I chose an intention that rang more true to me: I will take things personally. As in I will get up close and personal with my dreams, my loves, my life … Continue reading Everyday Enlightenment

How to Set Your Self Free

One of my yoga teachers would often say, "After enlightenment there's the dishes." A play on the Zen proverb, "After enlightenment, the laundry." The same old mundane things we thought we would escape by reaching or finally attaining "enlightenment" will be waiting for us. This brings to mind the question, Where are we trying to … Continue reading How to Set Your Self Free

Spirituality À La Carte

How do you define spirituality? I grew up thinking being religious meant you were spiritual and vice versa. When I walked away from organized religion in my early 30s, I thought I was walking away from spirituality as well. When I would experience blissful moments of peace, connection, or unparalleled stillness on my yoga mat, … Continue reading Spirituality À La Carte