For many of us, meditation not be…Continue
The Coronavirus has triggered the setting off of an alarm by our ego whose sole purpose is to protect us and ensure our survival—both daily and mortal. This alarm in turn has resulted in anxiety, fear, and stress related thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, which differ from person to person. For those experiencing greater difficulty there is a need to quell the alarm and their symptoms by giving to ego what it needs from you and which it cannot give to…Continue
When we are faced with stressful, threatening or annoying situations, it is easy to give in to our emotions. Instead of obsessing about what can or cannot happen – it is important to listen to what’s inside our Heart. We can relate to our Heart as the core of our existence, described also as our “pure inner being”.
Survival fears, fear of getting hurt, fear of loneliness, and continuous stress and nervous tension are…Continue
Abstract: Corruption is thought of as part of human nature. But what if we change that by acknowledging that corruption starts on the inside? What if we admit our own corruption? What if we acknowledge how we hide our corruption, making up excuses to justify it? Discovering how addictive societies promote corruption at a very young age. How we try to gain personal power by lying and cultivating certain manipulative behaviors. Deciding to become part of the…Continue
For the Love of Humanity
By Judi Lynch
Word Count – 654
Bio Word Count - 60
We are all now experiencing a situation we would never hope to witness on the Earth. People all over the world are living through a pandemic, many forced to quarantine themselves, watch from the inside looking out. Life as we all knew it will never be the same again. What this crisis has taught us this far is that there really are incredible humans with beautiful hearts who care and want…Continue
Are we falling short of the lessons we could be learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic? Why are so many intelligent, sophisticated individuals running to the stores to hoard the last of the toilet paper or begging for scientists to come up with a vaccine? It seems as though we have lost sight in the power we have as individuals to heal. It is natural to be afraid and have our egos kick in when we feel our…Continue
Right now, in the midst of the global pandemic, people around the world are feeling frightened, helpless and out of control. We have no idea what’s coming, whether on a personal, familial, economic or societal level. Here in Canada, this is a relatively new and unpleasant experience for most of us.
In our well-to-do first world country that prides itself on a robust social welfare system, many of us assume that life here includes a good measure…Continue
So, did you know there was a lost superpower? Could peace be the missing link? Many of us think of a superpower as something large and overpowering, strong and bold or loud and ominous. The idea that the greatest superpower is internal peace…might appear to be counter intuitive.
We are all familiar with the super-powers displayed by our modern-day comic book super heroes. Even though we may not display super hero strength, flying or sight… being aware of our internal super powers…Continue
Out of balance?
Recently, I interviewed entrepreneur and author, Nir Eyal for my Ruthless Compassion podcast. He talked about how technology is an absolute necessity but that like anything else we find helpful and enjoyable, we can find ourselves out of balance when using it.
We don’t even…Continue
The hysteria we’ve been feeling lately over the arrival in North America of the novel coronavirus reminds me of the fears that we had around the SARS crisis in Toronto in 2003 and the Ebola virus in 2014.
If you lived through either of these times you can probably recall how freaked out people were during these outbreaks. Many Canadians over-reacted to situations that turned out to be not nearly as bad as they’d thought.
With the latest…Continue
What is it that compels a man to
Commit sin, even involuntarily,
As if driven by force, O Varshneya?”
The Blessed Lord said:
It is desire; it is anger, born of
Rajo-guna, all-consuming and most evil.
Know this to be the enemy here on earth."
Bhagavad Gita, Ch.3, v. 36,37 (transl. by Maharishi)
Anger is an enemy because it disturbs, confuses and destroys one’s mental equilibrium and causes one to commit sin,…Continue
A broken soulmate relationship can spiral a soul into crisis. It starts with the “Forever Fallacy.” Understanding life is impermanent frees us from attachments that relationships, even good ones are not meant to last forever. A soul journey is a sole journey and it’s best not to hold onto too many expectations to those we consider soulmates. The ties of human connection mean we are all soulmates, everything we do touches another.
A woman on social media wrote about…Continue
As we awaken to a more spiritual life, our soul tribe crosses our path, and as they do it is helpful to recognize who they are and their purpose in our life. It first starts with an understanding of our soul’s mission, engaging in spiritual practices to heighten awareness so we can not only learn from them, but offer them our gifts, before ultimately moving forward on our journey.
When most refer to their tribe, they refer to their “earthly” tribe – close friends and…Continue
When you get up in the morning and you open the blinds to look out for the first fresh time that day to your front lawn or your backyard, can you see the peace that makes up the natural world? Can you see that the sky and its holdings are just hanging there peacefully? Can you see that the trees in your neighborhood represent so fully the silence and the presence of stillness? And while you are looking at the peace in the natural world, can you hear the gentle movement of the wind, or the…Continue
Both your internal and external self might be causing you to feel less than your best. Thankfully, there are several ways that you can improve yourself that will help you in many areas of your life. Following these four tips will likely be effective for you to feel more complete inside and out and live a well-balanced life.
We live in an age of self-promotion. While everyone is trying to be seen and increase followers, caught in the algorithm game, we run the risk of losing connection to others. Building genuine connections of collaboration and support not only help us, but encourage others. It is being mindful we all have gifts to share and all our worthy.
Social media has the ability to make anyone and everyone a star. We see it all the time. Someone hits with a YouTube video and…Continue
Cheerleader, not the lead player, is our ego’s assigned and healthy function:
Our ego by default feeds on fear since its primary goal is to ensure our survival in various situations. The inherent nature of fear and its biological function is to prompt us to act in situations when there is a need to fight…Continue
On most days I find myself caught between two worlds, the human world of having to get things done, make money, have sex, clean the house, cook meals and make everyone happy. The other world has nothing to be done rather there is a yearning to know, know everything about who we are and why we are here.
No big task and absolutely no pressure in either…Continue
What does it mean to create from the soul and how we do it? First, we need to silence exterior and inner criticism, and then get our conscious ego out of the way. Through sitting in silence, we allow the subtle voice of the soul to speak and inspire us. Documenting the soul’s voice through journaling and art not only creates soulful masterpieces but teaches us about ourselves and the world.
We hear all the time to create from the soul. What exactly does that…Continue
I know, responsibility, right? Who needs it? Or do we? On the road to spiritual and emotional maturity, it is an important practice.
Responsibility is really a part of living in the New Reality. It is part and parcel of being the change you want to see in the world and being responsible is being emotionally mature.
Well, what does that mean? …Continue