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Self-Study

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Self-study in yoga is meant to focus outward, away from the stories of ”I, me and mine” and ideas about “my soul’s purpose.” It’s not that you won’t find your soul’s purpose; it’s just that you’re far less likely to find it while staring in the mirror or obsessing about your foot placement in Warrior One.[…]

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Hungry Ghosts

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To be able to exorcise our hungry ghosts we have to be able to look at and digest that fact that there is something innate in us that just cannot be satisfied .it’s not necessarily our fault. We evolved to plan for contingencies, and we live in a culture that’s all about having the biggest, the shiniest, and the best of everything. […]

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Self-Acceptance: Coming Home to Friends

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A friend of mine passed away a few weeks ago and I’ve been thinking about him a lot. Quish was an eccentric and entertaining person. We shared a love of books, Ireland, Jamieson’s, and stories. He used to carry a wad of crumpled up Post-it notes that he referred to as his Blackberry. He once said his next house pet would be an Asian elephant because he needed something that would out-live him.[…]