Travel: Beyond the Fear

Today I’d like to share a couple lessons from traveling in general, and specifically my own travels. Now, many of us travel to escape. We may not like our jobs or our life, we work too hard, so we may just go and collapse on some beach, or sip beer every night. I have...

Natural Cancer Cures and Considerations

Today I like to offer a couple pieces of advice around the topic we don’t like to talk much about, cancer. Last week a very good friend of mine died of cancer, and I am sure that most of you know someone who has died from cancer. Unfortunately, many of us are faced...

Watch Your Thoughts

 I seem to talk a lot about thoughts and the mind in my yoga and meditation classes, and will do so today. I do so because, a) it is so important at this time to change our mind, so to speak, and b) It is something I need to learn. We “teachers” (it always...

#MeToo Shadows

This is an unfair comparison, but what do Donald Trump, Pattabhi Jois and John of God have in common? If you are not familiar with some of these seemingly unrelated men, let me give an overview. Most of you know our US President Donald Trump, so no need to identify...

What’s the Hurry?

Some forty years ago, I ran into my uncle at a retirement home. I was a nervous, 21 year old delivering chicken to the place where Uncle Ed was living. He said, “Roy, do you have time for a cup of coffee”? I hesitated, being a bit shy and always trying to outrun the...

Never Give Up

Today, I’d like to invite us all to not give up. Never give up hope. Do you realize how much is changing before our eyes, right this moment? Beyond the headlines, do you see how much is shifting, how awareness is growing, how compassion is growing, how people are...

Greatest Desire and Dread are the Same Thing

The question I have for you today is this, “What is your biggest desire …. And ….. what is your biggest dread?” For our greatest desire, many of us might say …. More money, perfect partner, a great job, to find my passion, or maybe to retire early, or find inner...

Loving Hate

Let’s talk about hate, which is probably not anyone’s favorite topic! First, most humans have some hate, although most of us would not admit it. Hate is just an energy, like any emotion is energy, although it is a very intense and socially unacceptable emotion. Hate...

Acceptance and Nonresistance

Today I’d like to share one of the key teachings on how to reduce suffering: acceptance and nonresistance. These two practices can change one’s life from struggle and fight and resistance to accepting and even loving what is. Countless spiritual teachers have taught...

Catholic Abuse and Disclosure

What would Jesus say or do? Between 1950 and 2016, 6,721 priests were reported to US bishops for allegedly abusing children. These were only the ones reported. So what is going on? Why is this happening? Well, on one level, we can see that sexual distortion and sexual...