I’ve taken a long hiatus from blogging. My apologies. The last few months have been filled with speaking engagements around the world and working on a few important projects including the development of Siva Ashram, our retreat center in Costa Rica. I hope to update you on some of these things in the coming weeks. Here’s my first blog post after my break.
One of our online course students asked me on our study forum about dealing with anxiety. In today’s world, this is a frequently occurring challenge which can dominate our attention and even result in physical symptoms, so I really appreciate this question. I answered it by explaining that anxiety is overcome when you learn to keep awareness on one thing at a time. Always keep bringing awareness back to what you are doing or who you are engaged with. That is why it is so important to learn the difference between awareness and the mind, then from here to learn concentration. Allowing awareness to jump from one thing to another in an uncontrolled way results in anxiety.
Everybody and their dog has an opinion on meditation (including me). Most of these folks don’t meditate or have never been formally trained or even more so seriously committed to one meditation path. The latter truly is a telltale sign of how seriously one takes his or her meditation practice. Wh...Read More
I’m starting the year by writing a 3-part series on meditation with the goal of bringing some clarity around it and dispelling a few myths. First things, first. Let’s get clear on terminology. This is important because we want to train our subconscious to understand the specific meaning of a word...Read More
If I can accept myself for where I am in my evolution, then I can accept others for where they are in their evolution. As a Hindu and from personal experiences, I believe and subscribe to the concept of reincarnation. Simply said, reincarnation describes a belief that we are a soul living in a ph...Read More
Well, it has been a really long time since I’ve sent one of these emails out. Apologies for my hiatus. October and November were filled with events I spoke at in the US, across Europe and in India. My travels culminated with a retreat that I held in South India where I led a group…Read More