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Notes from yoga class

A yoga class is kind of like a cab ride.  You need to tell the driver where you want to go.  If it is a basic, gentle class and you get a substitute teacher, you need to let her know … Continue reading

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Master and servant

         Who is the servant? The technology, or the person who owns it? The phone rang one morning while I was in the middle of painting. I have only one special ring and it is for my husband. This was … Continue reading

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Meditation: on snake charming

         There are several people I’ve had the misfortune of working with who complain and gossip every day, all day. If they are saying anything to anyone who is not a customer, they are complaining.  It is very difficult because … Continue reading

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Maps and schedules

         Sometimes the scariest trip is the trip you make alone. Alone, in a room, no props, no safety net.  Stripped of all your toys, your familiar things.  Everything taken away and all that is left is you and God. … Continue reading

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Arrive on the mat

Try this on for size for a yoga mantra – “Arrive on the mat.”  It is the same as “be here now.”  It isn’t an intention or prayer.  It is a reminder.  It is like one that some teachers use … Continue reading

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It isn’t stealing if you give it away

         Perhaps you have read about the New Hampshire man who lost his life savings on a carnival game in 2013. For some reason he thought that he was cheated.  There was certainly something wrong going on, but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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It isn’t about the money

Early on in my recovery I got a bonus check. That time, unlike normal,  I observed my reaction instead of just acting.  I usually have the same reaction every year, but that time I noticed. I’m trying to always be … Continue reading

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