12 principles of forgiveness

12 principles of forgiveness

Understand what forgiveness is and what it is not. It’s not condoning, it’s not a papering over, it’s not for the other person, it’s not sentimental. Sense the suffering in yourself, of still holding onto this lack of forgiveness for yourself or for another. Start to...

Breathe to heal

“With anxiety, stress, and sleep dysfunction skyrocketing around the globe, it’s time we look at the unspoken reasons why. These debilitating challenges can be meaningfully impacted with ten to twenty minutes of breathing exercises per day. Max Strom, who...

Resting in love

When we meditate, we settle into stillness and meet our experience directly as it arises, moment by moment. When we notice suffering and struggle, we’re advised to ‘move closer’ to it, ‘explore’ it, ‘allow’ it. But what do we...

What seeds are you planting?

At last night’s meditation session, we contemplated cause and effect, aka karma. We considered that when we react with anger and fear, we plant seeds of anger and fear. But when we give ourselves the space to react with patience, kindness and compassion, we...

Yoga is about self-acceptance

“Yoga is not about self-improvement, It is about self-acceptance.” – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa (via Toronto Yoga Conference Guide 2018)...

Step over ants

“Step over ants, put worms back in the grass, rescue baby caterpillars, release spiders back into your garden, open windows for bees to fly home. They are all little souls that deserve a life too.” (via Wilder Child)...

There is freedom

“There is freedom waiting for you on the breezes of the sky, and you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hanson (via Goodreads)...

Love as a revolutionary act

“Forgiveness is not forgetting. Forgiveness is freedom from hate. Because when we are free from hate, we see the ones who hurt us not as monsters, but as people who themselves are wounded, who themselves feel threatened, who don’t know what else to do with...
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