Do what you love and the money will follow.
Many of us take this axiom to heart, and live it to our fullest ability. And like any relationship, how each person relates to and implements this idea greatly varies. What one person loves may be meaningless to another, and how one person enacts to live their love could be contrary to the approach held by someone else.
Living your dream, following a spiritual path, adhering through tribulation and unveiling new growth curves is an entirely personal path.
We think of space as a silent place. But physicist Janna Levin says the universe has a soundtrack — a sonic composition that records some of the most dramatic events in outer space. (Black holes, for instance, bang on spacetime like a drum.) An accessible and mind-expanding soundwalk through the universe.
As a yoga teacher, I’ve had many intense discussions about yoga and whether it is a religious, spiritual, mental, or physical practice. Yoga is such a new concept to the western mind that confusion is to be expected.
Questioning, investigating and wondering are natural parts of the learning curve. Novices will have unlearned perspectives. This is why people who know nothing about yoga claim that it is religious and contrary to their faith. This is why people who discover yoga at a gym think its aerobics. And most people I know of squirm when presented with the idea that yoga can be a spiritual practice without being religious.
Spirituality is a word common in the realms of religion, mysticism, philosophy and beyond. It’s a very nebulous word. What does it mean. How does it apply to life and to a yoga class?
The definition of spirit that I am best able to relate to is how it relates to the mind, emotions, the sense of vitality, feeling, intuition, dreams, language, relationship and soul.
In other words, everything that isn’t tangible to the physical sense of sight, touch, smell, taste, & hearing and that is still experienced.
Energy follows intention, and manifests.
When yearning to know love, the intention must blossom.
Commonly in our world, a person who only wants love in their life is saying they want peace, happiness and bliss.
Experience unveils that love is far more. Real love remains present through grief, transformation, trauma and tribulation. It doesn’t expect love to appear in only positive forms. Love is a mystery.
True love has depth.
A fascinating study about successful relationships at The Atlantic.
Excerpt: Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
Much of it comes down to the spirit couples bring to the relationship. Do they bring kindness and generosity; or contempt, criticism, and hostility?
The lesson from the research is clear: If you want to have a stable, healthy relationship, exercise kindness early and often.
The pressures of life can be overwhelming. A singular or series of events may wear down even the most resolute soul. One enters a spiritual wilderness. One is broken.
While this feeling is never one anyone hopes for, there is a glimmer of light in being broken.
The soul, our core essential self, can never be broken.
Have you met anyone who has never had a gut feeling? While once a mysterious realm, emotions and feelings are being understood for what they are. A common language has been developing for us to communicate and share the sublime experiences of these subtler aspects of life and experience. This is why so many people know what a gut feeling is, and can describe how it feels.
Its a language of emotional intelligence and intuitive guidance.
Hot, steamy sex. Everywhere eyes look. On television, in print, all over the internet. Our senses are inundated with every kind of possible titillation. Passion can be used to sell just about anything.
The popular image of passion splattered before our eyes is tempestuous and fiery. Is there anyone who has remained free of the perceptions and influence generated by these pictures?
Passion is beautiful. It’s wild fire brings new depths of vitality and experience. Fulfilling an essential human need, passion warms ones minds with hopes, body with heat, and soul with vitality.
Passion and love have traits in common, yet are completely different.