Meditation Category

Meditation Interconnection-Parvati
Your life flows in joy, ease and beingness when you get out of your own way. The tighter you hold on to the idea that you are the one doing it all, the more you suffer. When you try to make this moment as your ego would have it, the further you move away from the sweet balance that exists in the now. When you take pause from this effortful fight, you open to see that you have in fact no control. This is not because you are not powerful,Read More
Like most of us, you likely go through the day with internal chatter running through your mind. But how much importance you give it can make the difference between living a life of joy, or feeling stuck and thwarted. If you give it credence, your internal chatter can be like Superman’s Kryptonite. The limiting beliefs you carry can undermine your best intentions with mesmerizing speed. So to cultivate wisdom in the practice of meditation, let us explore how to defuse these beliefs before they grow. When painful thoughts thwart yourRead More
Meditation-Luminous Space Within-Parvati-Devi
The practice of meditation involves drawing your awareness inward. As you learn to let go of your attachments to passing thoughts, you develop a sense of internal space. Eventually you rest into the field of pure consciousness that lies behind your thoughts. This takes practice. Meditation is a discipline cultivated over time. Even a few minutes a day is valuable, like putting money into your evolutionary bank account. Our ego, where most of us place our attention, is attached to feeling separate and in control. It is not interested inRead More
stand your ground, Meditation-Understand-Witness-Release
In the Positive Possibilities Living column in this month’s issue, we explored the notion of standing your ground. Here, let’s deepen that exploration through a guided practice. When you next feel that you need to stand your ground, see if you can remain open, relaxed, rooted and expansive. From this vantage point, remember that things are not “happening to you”. You are no victim, but are perfectly supported. You are given all you need in each moment to learn and evolve. From this vantage point, watch your reactions rise andRead More
Meditation-Be present with challenging people
This is a practice to help you open in presence and compassion when faced with a person or situation that has pushed your buttons. To begin, take a moment to find your breath by taking three long, deep breaths. Perhaps throughout the rush of your busy life, your awareness of this powerful life-force has been lost. Three deep breaths allow you to once again find inner space and begin to gain more perspective on what you are experiencing. One deep breath in, then out. Another deep breath in, then out.Read More
We all have different ideas about the divine, likely because it is beyond description or full comprehension by our limited understanding. The divine is all that is. When we feel we cannot relate to the divine, we are in some form of delusion and under the tricky spell of our ego. Our choice is simple: be disconnected, or connected, to greater or lesser degrees. How do we see the divine and how do we experience it? We are often left wondering what and where this elusive, sacred thing is. TheRead More
When we turn our energies to start anything new, we usually experience some level of fear and doubt. Sometimes the fear is so great, 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 ever live the life we want. Fear and doubt are not bad. But when they become overwhelming, they hinder your ability to live a fulfilled life. Some fear when starting a new project or embracingRead More
Each one of us has a unique life purpose. When you honour the voice of your soul, you live the fullest expression of your joy. It is then that your life takes on a mythic quality, something greater than the small, restless you. You dismiss any undermining voices in your environment or in your mind, and listen instead to the still, small voice within so that you may follow your bliss. You become receptive to mentors, teachers and guides of all sorts as you embark on your own heroic journeyRead More
When you get out of your own way, your life flows in true vibrancy. The tighter you hold on to the hope that you can control events and outcomes, the more you and others suffer. When you try to make this moment as your ego would have it, the further you move away from the sweet balance that exists in the now. When you take pause from this effortful fight, you open to see that you have in fact no control. This is not because you are not powerful, butRead More
Most of us live busy lives with overbooked calendars. We carry lengthy to-do lists in the hopes of conquering them sooner than later. Yet, every time we cross an item off, it seems as though more items appear to take its place. It is as though we spend our day on a leaky boat, bailing it out with a bucket just to keep from sinking. We end up exhausted and feeling no further ahead. We may ask ourselves, when will this struggle end? Though stress and speed are indeed signsRead More