I was told to keep looking at the red dot, which had green light shinning from all directions. It smelled like something was burning. There was a beeping noise, a racketing sound, and the doctor saying what sounded like gibberish behind a mask. I knew I should have been breathing but I was too preoccupied…… Continue reading Seeing with Fresh Eyes
The start of a new year is always a good time for reflection. For many, it might be the only time set aside to be introspective. But what if we were to ask ourselves more than once a year: “what is most important?” What is most important – for this hour, for this day, for…… Continue reading What is Most Important?
2020 was a year that none of us will ever forget. No person has had the year that they originally expected, but I am extremely grateful for the many moments I could make this year and the time I had with family, friends and loved ones. I got to finish my Harvard Masters degree with…… Continue reading A Year Like No Other
I found it strange that in my yoga teacher training that there were two distinct elements: air and space. I thought they would have been the same element. Based on the teaching in Ayurveda (Sanskrit for “science of life”), everything in nature is composed of five elements: earth, water, fire, air and space. I have…… Continue reading Making Space for Wisdom
What used to be here? What is the natural state of the land? What would happen to the land if left to its own devices? What might then grow? What animals might arrive? The history of a piece of land can tell a lot about the type of ecosystem that used to be there and…… Continue reading What was naturally there?
Where are you? But really, where are you? Is it a chair? What’s around you? What do you see? What do you feel? What do you hear? We are generally so unaware of ourselves, of others, of the world around us. But much of what we do requires our awareness – our jobs, our relationships,…… Continue reading Being Where You Are