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Knowing how your subtle body—the mind, the intellect, and the ego—functions is essential to knowing yourself. Discerning between each level can help you decide which parts of the subtle body you will use in making choices in life, and developing this awareness can translate into confidence, comfort... Read More
The holiday season, coupled with the fast approach of the year’s end, has the potential to dredge up thoughts and emotions laden with deeper meanings, which can be hard to ignore. You may find yourself taking stock of moments leading up to this point in life, reflecting upon your accomplishments or... Read More
Many people on a spiritual path begin their day with every intention to remain heart-centered, balanced, and responsive. To ensure your mind, body, and spirit run smoothly, you might exercise, practice yoga, meditate, complete a series of breathing exercises, or pray. These activities protect your... Read More
Meditation is a skill like learning to ride a bike or drive a car. It takes time, discipline, and making mistakes before you feel you’ve mastered the skill.  Sometimes, we fall into an it-looks-easy-so-it-should-be-easy mindset, which can cause a lot of frustration if you’re struggling to master a... Read More
Our results-driven society can make it difficult to slow down, let alone stop and sit in silence. At times, launching a successful business and raising a family can seem easier than sitting in quietude for 20 to 30 minutes a day. The idea alone is enough to make some people squirm. Meditation is a... Read More
Before I began meditating I felt that I had two advantages: I came from India, and because of my medical background, I had looked into the health benefits of meditation. So when I think of five things that I wish I'd known 30 years ago, I would amend the topic to "things I wish everyone knew."... Read More
Throughout history, people have chosen spiritual teachers to help them reach a more profound spiritual connection. The term guru has been made popular to refer to our most respected teachers. The Sanskrit word guru means “dispeller of darkness.” Our awareness of gurus in the West is fairly recent,... Read More
Deadlines, to-do lists, projects, and responsibilities: they all help make our lives feel a little too hectic, unmanageable, and even out of control. One of the greatest skills you can acquire is learning how to access your internal compass and find your center in times of stress.   We all... Read More