Category: Inspiration

L’estate

Are you Savoring the brightness of life and the sheer joy that Summer brings? Our memories of summer are usually vivid because it is a season blessed with a joy and playfulness unsurpassed by any other time of year. Our senses are delighted by bright colors, fresh scents, vibrant flavors, brilliant sunlight, and heat on …

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arrendersi

I did it. I am a proud owner of a car in Italy. A car that is registered to me and fully insured. Now, that may not sound like a big deal , and given the fact I’ve been driving since the age of 16 and have owned several cars in my adult life, I …

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Aparigraha- the art of non attachment

Aparigraha is the last of the five yamas of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga. It often translates to ‘non-greed’, ‘non-possessiveness’, and ‘non-attachment’.  We can’t truly possess anything, so it’s a bit silly how hard we try.  We use things and people to prop our insecurities on.  It’s like putting chains on things and demanding them …

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we need each other

A genuine and deep feeling of gratitude emerges as step into our receptive or yin nature and open up to being helped. Most of us pride ourselves on how self-sufficient we are. We like being responsible and being able to take care of ourselves. This is exactly why it can be so very frustrating when …

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the blame game

As we begin to understand that the world outside of us is merely a reflection of the world inside of us, we may feel confused about who is to blame for the current problems we face. For example, If we had a difficult upbringing, we may wonder how we can take responsibility for that, and …

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Do Less, Accomplish More

The yogis say, do less and accomplish more. I’ve heard this repeated frequently over the past few years but I don’t think I really understood what it meant until very recently. There is an old story of a man riding very fast on a horse. As he rides past a friend who is standing on …

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