Positive Possibilities Category

For most of us, the notion of surrendering can be quite bewildering, conjuring images of “throwing in the towel”, giving in or even becoming road kill to someone else’s overpowering will. From the point of view of the ego, surrendering may seem like we are giving up and somehow taking a loss. But when we look deeper, we see that nothing could be further from the truth. The ancient text called the Hatha Yoga Pradipika speaks of sukha-sthira, finding a balanced yogic state that is neither just relaxed nor justRead More
We all have stuff — and a lot of it! Do we really need all we have? Similarly, do we really need to be doing all we do? Could we not do, and have, and possibly find more joy with, less? Most of us are plagued with a deep, pesky thought of “not enough”. We want more stuff to try to fill an inner void we cannot place or satisfy. We try to do more to impress others, unconsciously still seeking approval from our parents, teachers, or caregivers, afraid thatRead More
We all get stuck at times, feel out of flow, wondering how to find our way to greatness. When life feels dizzying for me, my motto is to literally put my feet on the ground. To help get unstuck, I like to start doing something that makes me feel expansive. Chasing illusions of perfection tomorrow can lead to an empty and endless search, and life goes by quickly. So choose to do something today and every day that makes you feel like you want to get out of bed each morning. DoingRead More
We all have moments and periods in our lives when we feel stuck. When life is not quite flowing the way we want it to be, we need to pause and look within. Once we direct our awareness inward, we will likely find outmoded ways of being that we are holding onto that no longer serve our greatest good. Most of us hold onto the past, stuff it away in the recess of our psyche and hope it will go away. But it doesn’t. What was tucked away slowly growsRead More
It is up to each one of us to realize that within us exists an unbroken tie to the universe, an unending tap that flows with love. The problem is, most of us are standing on the ‘cosmic hose’ that pumps love our way, while we scratch our heads bewildered, wondering where all the love has gone. To develop self-love, we need to look within at the ways in which we block the love flow, so that we may feel love, and feel loved. Love is all around, within andRead More
Trying to find a lasting relationship while feeling lousy about oneself is like trying to catch rain with a sieve. We simply don’t have the containment to attract the nectar we seek to quench our hungry and lonely hearts. If we look within, we may feel a hunger that is deeply insatiable. This is a feeling that only we can satisfy. It would be impossible for anyone to do that for us. Until we feel we are worthy of love, we are unable to sustain the true love we ultimatelyRead More
Happy holidays and happy New Year! May 2012 be a year full of all things beautiful, abundant in joy, peace and prosperity for you and your family. We are all aware of the potency that this year brings. 2012 has been heralded as a powerful year of transformation since ancient times. Whatever this year has in store, we know that we face broad changes globally as we learn to occupy a new understanding of the present. Reassuringly, change is the one thing of which we can be sure. Through itRead More
“If you don’t follow your dream, who will?” – Emeril Lagasse It’s a New Year full of new beginnings and new opportunities. When we want to start anything new, we often come across some form of fear and doubt. The fear may be so great that we never make it to the starting line. Imprisoned by our fear, we shackle ourselves to what we believe to be true and look out at life, wondering how we will live the life we want. Fear and doubt are not inherently “bad”. WhenRead More
Continued from Starting Something New: Managing Fear and Doubt Our lives can get stuck on autopilot unless we have the courage to awaken and embrace growth. No one else will do it for us. Hiding behind jealousy and envy, we can watch others live the dreams we have, as we fill our minds with “could’ve, should’ve, would’ve” regrets. No one but ourselves can create the incentive within us to take the courageous steps towards our personal wholeness and joy. Though we may become seduced by excuses, I don’t believe thatRead More
As the season turns colder and natural brightness dims, we enter a festive season full of good cheer and light. But many of us overdo this darker time of year and end up with colds, feeling stressed and exhausted. Our bodies let us know we had best slow down, reminding us that as nature turns inward to renew, so must we. Whether we can’t wait to gather around a festive dinner table and eat all the sweets at a celebratory gathering, or whether you get a massive cold, feel lonelyRead More