I went to see Amma this summer. She is known as the hugging saint and she travels the world hugging all who wish to receive one from her. She has devoted her life to improving the world through love and compassion. She grows organic food to give away; she founded a university and a hospital. She teaches love and compassion to all who will listen. Receiving Amma’s embrace is liked nothing I have experienced before. And I think there are no words that can describe it. I have been reading ‘The Voice of Knowledge’ by Don Miguel Ruiz. He says
I have been thinking about the difference between self love and self indulgence for the past few weeks. I think self love is a vital ingredient to experience true joy, compassion and love for others. I truly believe that we can love others only as deeply as we can love ourselves. In Mark 12:31, Jesus says the second most important Commandment is ‘You shall love your neighbour as yourself.’ I like to look at the Commandments as spiritual laws just as there are laws of physics, rather than as rules to follow. Understood in this way, this Commandment comes to
I stopped consuming caffeine on a daily basis this year. It took me by surprise, to be honest. I’ve tried many times in the past to give it up , without success. The first to go was coffee. One day I just didn’t want it. The thought entered my mind that I wouldn’t be drinking coffee any more and the next day I stopped. It was a strange feeling because I have always enjoyed coffee. Not just the the taste but the ritual of it too. I would get up in the morning and in the solitary quiet, I would
As I write this entry I am in the midst of an 100 day Radiant Lotus Women’s Qi Gong home practice. Today is day 14. It has been an incredible experiment! I have been asked to implement the teachings, physical practice, meditation and sounding into my daily routine, and also to notice any changes taking place in my mind/body/emotions.There are three key concepts my teacher Daisy Lee has passed on that I am now working with, which are; Vertical alignment, Neutral compassion, and Lead energy.