The Power of Habit – A Great Creator or Destroyer

Taking a new path in life through forming new habits and a new destiny

“Habit is the most prominent challenge along the path of realigning our lives with a higher destiny of true happiness. Habit is a powerful seed that can bring forth poisonous creations that continuously mislead us or it can blossom soul-nurturing fruits that guide the way to godliness.” In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna often repeats to Arjuna to beware of the endless temptations and ensnarements of destructive habits. Our habits often run deep into our subconscious and therefore have an overwhelming power over us if we’re not careful and present in the moment to catch their automatic reactive nature. If we are not …

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The Con of the Senses

World of Choices - Good vs. Evil - All is aligned in perfect balance

“Following after the endless desires of the senses leads to an entrapment of addiction and the bondage of always needing more. Sense cravings can only be temporarily satisfied for varying lengths of time depending on the individual. Yet, inevitably attachments will always convince us we are lacking and thereby make us a slave to their needs.” It is the grandest illusion of the path of selfishness/ego that the senses (desire and attachment) can eventually be satisfied and ever-fulfilled. If I just got that career I would be complete. If I just made x amount of money I would be set. If …

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Unconditional Love is Not Passive – It is Fearlessly Resolute

Truth about Unconditional Love - what does it look and act like?

Something that keeps making its way back to me to truly assimilate into wisdom the past few years is the ramifications of unconditional love and how to fully understand what it would look and act like. One teaching in particular that has perpetually baffled me is Jesus’ demonstration of tipping over the tax collectors tables and casting them out of the temple. Another being Krishna’s command for the warrior Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita, to fight and kill his ‘enemies’ and extended family. As far as our own lives, I have often wondered when is it appropriate to stand up for ourselves, …

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Call to Greatness

Call to Greatness - Life without Limitations

As an elementary teacher, I feel my current service is to inspire and ignite the passion for learning and exploration of the endless, exciting possibilities of life. Yesterday I had an unusually profound day with my students; drawing their attention to the fact that history is being made as we speak, in this very moment choices and potentials for our lives are unfolding and being written in time. As they stared at me captivated and perhaps even mind-blown at the idea that in a hundred or thousand years other people would be studying us just as we were studying those before …

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Letting Go is the Real “Secret”

Letting go is the real Secret of law of attraction - Letting go is the ultimate power of surrender

“We will never experience the changes we wish to see in our life until we are perfectly okay with them not changing.” With the continuing buzz of talk of the “law of attraction” and other ideologies of “creating our reality” it is important to realize the true meaning of what these teachings are implying. While desires, meditations, mantras, visualizations, and endless ambitions are wonderful and important to feeling passionate about our life, if we attach too much energy into them being “law” then we will most likely end up frustrated and disappointed. The main reason is not because these things …

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We Are the Product of What We Believe

We are the product of what we believe - liberation or limitation is all according to our own boundaries of belief

“We are the product of what we believe.” This sutra holds within it infinite depth in its efficacy and application if we are adventurous enough to explore it. What we have been told from spirituality and recent discoveries in quantum and theoretical physics is that our reality is actually a holographic experience (dream-like) in which we are perceiving our reality through the filters of our beliefs, judgments, and therefore spectrum for what we believe is possible. According to science and spirituality the Infinite I/Divinity is creating everything and anything for us according to what we are aligning our beliefs and perceptions …

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Happiness is Not Better Than Suffering

Sutras for Liberation - Happiness is not better than sadness - release judgments and be truly free

“Happiness is not better than suffering. Liberation is not better than limitation.” If we are desiring to explore a life free of limitations it is first important to realize that there is nothing to actually ‘seek’ in the traditional sense. To make significant progress we have to see that all ‘progress’ in itself is just happening of its own and is not necessarily something ‘better than’ what has been our experience in the past or at this moment. What I mean by this is that happiness and liberation (life without limitations) are not ‘better than’ suffering and limitation, just different. If this …

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What We Resist, Persists

What we resist, persists - sutras for liberation

“What we resist, persists” This is a commonly mentioned adage/sutra that holds enormous power if we truly understand its full depth. The premise for this sutra is that ironically what we don’t want will continue to appear in our experiences so long as we continue to feed it energy – even if it is ‘not wanting’ it. The concept is, we will perceive/experience what it is we are aligning with or choosing to believe in. So this means if we believe life is hard and we have to struggle to make things happen for us then we will continue to …

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Life is Divine Synchronicity

All of life is synchronicity

[Inspired from a paper for my masters program] Everything is Connected If we consider synchronicity to be the intimate connection between our life experiences and the collective unconscious then we will inevitably realize that all of life is ultimately a continuous revelation of synchronicity. Carl Jung offered the world a stunning view into the collective unconscious by doing his best to make the symbolic nature of the unconscious visible to humanity. According to Jung, within the unconscious there are themes, archetypes, and symbols that present themselves to us to guide and align our lives according to that which we resonate …

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