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Category Archives: Advaita Vedanta

Free-Floating Anxiety

Many clients have confided in me lately about feeling a vague sense of dread. I’ve studied a lot of charts, and the truth is almost everyone has the potential somewhere and at sometime to be overwhelmed by free-floating anxiety. This is not a bad thing, disturbing as it might feel. It’s a call to pay Read More…

The Key to Diwali 2020

Wishing you a Happy Diwali, dear friend! May this Festival of Lights illuminate your heart with the light of a Thousand Suns!  Endless rows of flickering candles recall that light Divine. It is the ultimate blessing of Diwali, the spiritual wealth that never diminishes. Diwali expresses itself through numerous worldly signs, all of them pointing to Read More…

The Yoga of Needs and Desires

It happened. An historical event—the magnitude of which none of us have known before—just happened. Covid-19 unleashed shockwaves into nearly every aspect of ordinary life. Suddenly, habitual activity came to a sharp halt. In a matter of days, the lockdown stripped away our routines, the action patterns that define identity. Society divided into two: the Read More…

Why Your Action Matters

All summer I’ve been thinking of writing a blog article, but it never happened. The topic was clear to me, the desire intense, but I couldn’t get started. I could blame it on the house guests I had all summer. But the real reason, I believe, is my own uncertainty about getting the words right!  Read More…

The Myth of Personal Destiny

Do you worry about what you are meant to do with your life? What an absurd question, you might think, especially if you have read deeply in yoga philosophy, particularly the Bhagavad Gita. Undifferentiated consciousness, acting through the ego, leads you to exactly where you are meant to be. All you ever do, as you Read More…

Yoga on the Road

My yoga practice has taken a beating this past year. Yoga on the road is a challenging thing. In one place my floor is a slab of rough concrete, so I hold my headstand for less than a minute or sometimes forgo it all together. In another place my room is so cluttered with furniture Read More…

Not Perfect in Paradise

It is an interesting fact that the deeper we go in our practice, the more the minute details of our ego identity surface with humbling clarity. Nothing like being alone for a long stretch of time either to notice the patterns repeating, and to stop and observe the parts, as if under a microscope. I’m Read More…