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Sacred geometry: What’s so great about 108?

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Regardless, next time you encounter the number 108 you can appreciate what is sometimes called “Sacred Geometry”: the tendency of certain numbers and geometric patterns to occur spontaneously in the natural world. There is something awe-inspiring about that if you’re given to contemplating such things. Doing it just now has made me feel a lot less irritable,[…]

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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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Self-acceptance: Beauty, Health, and Aging

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The way we understand health and beauty is deeply impacted by the time and place we live in—and it is changeable. In the Renaissance plump and pear-shaped was the ideal, in the sixties it was twig-thin, in the nineties it was Loni Anderson (tiny waist, huge boobs), and according to the health magazine I just looked at being “super-fit” is now the epitome of beauty. […]

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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. […]