Ahimsa. Is it Possible to Practice Non-Violence and Have Inner-Peace?

The first limb of Yoga is Yama, which deals with one’s ethical standards, behavior, character, and so on.  There are five Yamas and the first is Ahimsa; non-violence.  And to not harm others is to not harm ourselves. There are many forms and levels of violence, such as gossip, verbal abuse, narcissism, gaslighting, and so … Continue reading Ahimsa. Is it Possible to Practice Non-Violence and Have Inner-Peace?

Finding Our True Self: The Only Way to Real Happiness and Success

“We human beings choose to see things as we wish. Few people seem to believe this, though. We decide to be jealous, or angry, or depressed, or happy, or bored, and these choices are often based on our biased interpretations of the thoughts of others. It is amazing how much psychological control many people relinquish … Continue reading Finding Our True Self: The Only Way to Real Happiness and Success

My Grandmother; The 103 Year Old Guru

Everyone in my family; my mother, aunts, uncles, cousins, and so on, were gossipy, angry, miserable, grudge-holding, and so full of drama.  Everyone.  What a terrible existence.  My Grandmother was the oldest of nine children (my aunts and uncles) and she attended each of their funerals.  She attended my mother’s funeral as well; her own … Continue reading My Grandmother; The 103 Year Old Guru