Practice Gratitude Today And Everyday

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”

-Denis Waitley

When you woke up today, did you express gratitude to the sun for providing the light that is necessary to sustain all of life? What about acknowledging the blessing that is water for its role in your basic survival and well-being, or the bacteria in your gut for helping you to digest foods that nourish your body in order to sustain your life?

Oftentimes, we get so busy with the routines and distractions of life that we lose touch with the things that truly matter.

We forget, as we go though our days, nights, and years, how remarkable our existence is; that there are powerful forces making our planet spin on its axis as we travel through space and time and that there are atoms that are constantly rearranging themselves to make it so that we are present and existing.

We forget how precious even the seemingly simplest of things are and how each small thing that makes our life continue day in and day out is truly a blessing to be appreciated, from the smallest gust of wind, to the people who bring us joy and happiness.

Today, be sure to pause and appreciate all that life gives to us in every moment. Practice gratitude for all of existence, not just today, but in every day to come.


Week 2: Your Practice Is Your Path

We all know, or should know by now, that the only way to truly develop a skill and gain mastery in it, regardless of any natural predisposition or innate talent that we may possess, is to practice that skill. This observation remains true with everything from walking to juggling, to cooking and Yoga/meditation.


(SUTRA (Thread) or Lesson 1-ATHA YOGANUSASANAM)

Atha: Now | Yoga: Yoga (Union) | Anusasanam: Exposition (comprehensive explanation or display)/Instruction/Discipline/Regiment/Order


In Yoga, our practice is composed of eight primary skill sets that can be found in the guidance of the Eight Fold Path. These skills, when mastered individually and collectively, are what gets us from where we are as human animals (bumbling around in the world propelled by impulses and unconscious drives) to our ultimate goal of becoming self-realized/actualized human beings who have full control and understanding of life and of ourselves. These eight skills include our:

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Week 1: Reflection On Letting Go And Starting Anew

Although starting over can sometimes feel like an incredibly difficult undertaking, always remember that in order for us to make room for who we are today we are often tasked with the important responsibility of letting go of many of the things, people, places, habits, lifestyles, dreams, and even desires that once defined us.

Coming close to death for the third time three years ago, and then again for the fourth time about a year afterward definitely helped me to do this in order to reprioritize what matters most in my life.

Here is my reflection:

Reflections On Letting Go And Starting Anew


Special Presentation (Change Through Love)

“Think lovingly, speak lovingly, act lovingly, and every need shall be supplied.”

-James Allen

Rumi said it, Socrates said it, Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, the Buddha, Mother Theresa, Jesus, and so many others throughout our history (both real and fictional)…And now our science is providing it…Personal transformation, evolution, and change occur from the inside out!

Change Through Love (Remastered and Rerecorded)
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