Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jennie Lee, author of True Yoga and the new Breathing Love.
When something challenging happens, the first thing we usually cry is, "Why?!" Think of the last unfortunate occurrence in your life. How much time and energy did you expend wondering, "Why this? Why now? Why me?" As natural as this is, it is not really helpful. In fact, we can get so stuck in the misery of wondering why a particular experience has happened that we paralyze ourselves from being able to respond effectively.
It is far more beneficial to accept each life event as it is happening and conserve our energy to determine what we need to learn and how we need to move
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Doron Hanoch, author of the new Yoga Lifestyle.
How much should you meditate? All the time! Meditation is not necessarily sitting down to quiet the mind, as for most of us, sitting down means either watching the mind with awareness or drowning within the stories of the head. For some meditation does allow a dropping into the present moment, and a sense of ease and peace. For some it even goes deeper beyond our conscious awareness, but this is rare, and hard to repeat even for those that have experienced it.
To make life a lot more blissful, we simply need to practice awareness, or mindfulness, repeatedly. A simple exercise is to stop every
Monday marked my 5 year anniversary at Llewellyn. Hoorah! Anniversaries often become moments of pause where we reflect on the past, commemorating a significant date and events that have unfolded over time, but it’s been a very mindful week around here! Instead of looking to the past, we’ve been all about finding ourselves in the present moment.
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Yesterday Kate Sciandra, author of The Mindfulness Habit: Six Weeks to Creating the Habit of Being Present, came to talk about her book and share simple practices we can make use of throughout our everyday lives. “This doesn’t have to be difficult or painful,”
There has been a debate on the internet concerning the future of magick. I saw a discussion about it on Aaron Leitch's Blog. There, Aaron discusses comments by Jake Stratton-Kent concerning the future of magick.
One of the problems in this discussion is the use of jargon. Aaron reveals, "Jake is a goetic magician, but that doesn’t mean what you probably think it does. When Jake uses the term “goetia” he’s not talking about the Renaissance grimoire of that name (which we will refer to as the Goetia of Solomon) – nor about something so simplistic as “working with demons”. Instead he is referring to one of the most primordial foundations of Western occultism: the ancient