A ghost gradually becomes an ancestor, and traumatic experiences become memories, by a most human alchemy. The beloved community provides the inspiration, the spirit of support, so we can stop holding our breaths in traumatic reaction and anticipation, and finally exhale.
You would think that, as an Iyengar-style yoga teacher of three (mere) years' standing, I might at least notice if a one-legged yogini (female yoga student) "walked" into my classroom. Reader, I did not notice.
It isn't easy keeping an open heart in the face of greed and arrogance in an environment that does not support and respect you, but holding on to a wider vision of life can be transformative and healing.
Interpersonal aggression is indeed a serious problem, and any form of aggression in our workplaces, schools and other organizations merits attention and remedies. But how we view the problem will shape how we address it.
There are so many ways to give of ourselves that don't cost any money. The price is our time and authentic caring. Setting the intention to bring a little cheer straight from your heart to others is all it takes.
For years he was bedridden, in such intense pain that just touching his bed would cause him to shriek out in agony. But the story of the late Dr. V, is a story of individual triumph against unthinkable odds.
Unless you're on a media-free diet, you've probably heard the news about the 15 pounds college students supposedly pack on freshman year. Just in case you missed it, the "Freshman 15" has been deemed nothing but a media myth.