There never was a struggle or a battle which required greater valor than when a person forgets or denies oneself.

Meister Echkart

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The Culture of Craving

The Culture of Craving

In this topsey turvey time when everything seems to be coming to pieces, I often feel shadows of doom and despair creep over me. Some days it is...

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Right Effort

Right Effort

Right Effort is part of the Eightfold Path of the Buddha’s teaching. It suggests not pushing too hard and not going slack. I find that every day and in every situation I have to practice right effort. In every pose, every pranayama breath I must find “right tension”. It really is an art, an internal art and I caution to others in this chapter not to push too hard in their practice.

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How Speed Gets Trapped in the Body

How Speed Gets Trapped in the Body

One of my friends made a bumper sticker that read: Dare to Go Slow. In this era of speed people are likely to feel urgency and “rush hour” goes on all day long. This is unfortunate for it is only by slowing down that healing can occur. When I slow down I feel that I can heal my body and heal my relationships. Slowing down enables me to pay attention. When I slow down my breath and slow down my mind I enter into a vast open realm, just outside the pressurized speed trap of the daily grind.

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Always New

Always New

Can we live a life open to the new? Around the globe we are confronted by this question, how can we adapt and change, open to a new way of being? Can we break the habit of identity that we have assumed for the last 100 years? Yogis have always sought to rewire the habit body and habit making mind to discover a life that is alive, clear, flowing and full of discovery.⠀

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Happy 16th Birthday Eno

Happy 16th Birthday Eno

We are blessed to have a one (and only) child Eno Sinclair Little, born Aug 13, 2004 here in Santa Fe N.M. Today on his 16th birthday, he embarks on...

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Empty Before You Begin

Empty Before You Begin

To empty is to let go. Typically we hold onto so much stuff. We hold onto ideas, belief systems, family members. We hold onto ingrained ideas about ourselves like “I am not good enough and “there is nothing I can do to change.” To empty is to let go of the old—the old paradigm, the old attitude, the old self. By emptying we become more open, more available, more in the here and now.

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