Reflections

A Prayer for Those Who Hold Power

A Prayer for Those Who Hold Power

This blessing by John O’Donohue is as relevant today as it was when it was published in To Bless the Space Between Us in 2008. I included it in a meditation for peace during the inauguration. To me, it is a blessing for all those who hold power, those who have been...

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The Importance of Forgiveness

The Importance of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a powerful tool for softening our karma when we employ it  as a kriya – as a conscious, volitional action. Forgiveness is a practice, a practice that can soften our own attitudes. Forgiveness of those who have hurt us is something we do for ourselves....

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Wake Up

Wake Up

To me, the essence of yoga can be summed up in two simple words: Wake up! Yoga is a path of awakening, a means of learning to see Reality for what it truly is. Specifically, yoga enables us to look past the narrow confines of our ego personalities. We are all spirits...

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Ask a Swami

Ask a Swami

  Q: My yoga teacher says we are enough just the way we are. What does this mean and, if it’s true, why even practice yoga in the first place? A: People constantly feel they’re not rich enough, not pretty enough, not spiritual enough, not whatever enough. Our...

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The Guest House by Rumi

The Guest House by Rumi

The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house...

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Gracia Gimse McKinley
Swami Vidyananda

It is a great joy to support seekers in the process of awakening. My goal is to be a mirror to reflect the pure goodness and beauty that exists at the core of your being. Your spiritual life is your everyday life!

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