I remember a day last spring, a frantic day. I believe we were gearing up to go somewhere and many things had not to be forgotten and other things still needed to be remembered. Everyone was nervous. The only one that was not moving was my Teacher. Instead he stood in the middle of the…

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Understanding our ‘positioning’ and the five fold acts of consciousness to move beyond frustration A comedian once put it well. ‘I’d hate to break it to you ladies,’ he said. ‘And you probably don’t realize it. But every time a man sees a woman he makes a kind of calculation. His mind is going: Could…

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Essential reading for angry people My old teacher used to tell me: Truth spoken with anger is a lie. It is a hard wisdom, when you really live it. Because it implies you always need to cool it before you express yourself. Not always easy. So anyway, recently I was angry at someone again. Now…

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She laughs at my Hawaii shirt as she comes in. “Trying to distract me from healing you?” she asks. “No,” I say: “Just wearing it as an note to myself that I’m still going through a midlife-crisis.” She smiles and says: “Well, I’ll see you in the guest house in a minute.” Living in a…

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I used to find it difficult to finish what I started. But after publishing a book, a few cd’s, running two marathons and helping over 25 groups of yoga students become yoga teachers themselves, I like to think that these days I’ve got that demon backed into a corner. And I am not about to let him slip…

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I am leaving my teacher and here is why I had this vision not very long ago: There is a balloon salesman on the street, holding a bunch of balloons. A moment comes that he needs to use the toilet. There is a shop nearby with one. Of course he will never fit through the door,…

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