May

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Acceptance & Forgiveness

Acceptance & Forgiveness

Last week Kate Patterson was here from Hawaii leading a workshop.  To close class she ended with this sentiment, “Take time to be grateful for the hard stuff.  Those situations are the ones that make us grow and propel us forward on our spiritual path.”  I love this statement because of its simple truth. When […]

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Small Miracles

Small Miracles

Is there a greater miracle than to see through another’s eyes, even for an instant? ~Thoreau If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.  ~Longfellow Once someone is an unreal other, we lose sight of how they hurt. […]

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Community Yoga

Community Yoga

This post was written by Vanessa L. (yoga student, teacher trainee, writer, foodie).  We have watched Vanessa grow each day through her practice.  Thank you V!   Sometime in February 2009, I went to my first class at Greenville Yoga. Back then, there was only one studio and I had decided to go to a […]

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Lessons Learned… (I hope)

Lessons Learned… (I hope)

Due to my childhood home, I thought if I was perfect and never made mistakes that I could be free from others’ reactiveness and criticism.  As an adult, this translated as each time something would happen where I was criticized, ignored or disrespected; I would go into a depression full of self-doubt and feeling unworthy […]

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Insight Meditation

Insight Meditation

We aren’t going for a mystical experience.  We are going for reality.  ~Sarah Powers A few weeks ago, I shared with you my evening meditation called Shamata Meditation.  Today, I want to share with you my morning meditation practice called Insight, or Vipasana, Meditation.   Insight means seeing free from one’s prejudices and preferences.  You […]

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