I ask myself: Why am I so identified with the thinking mind?
What is the difference between compulsive thinking and voluntary thinking, and how can we get out of the loop of repetitive thoughts that we don’t benefit from? How can meditation help us separate our ego from our true nature? Shastro shares his insights from a lifelong practice of meditation, explaining the ego’s role in obsessive thinking, desire to control the future, and why we identify with our thoughts.
About plans and planning: Loving What Is
What happens when we make big plans and life goals, and a year later we realize none of them got carried out? How can we avoid falling into patterns of perfectionism, how do we let go of ingrained ideas about how things should or shouldn’t be and simply live in the ‘now’? Read what Marije has to say about having cake for lunch, letting go of unnecessary planning and learning to love what is already there.
5 Surprisingly affordable Superfoods
Super expensive superfoods? Here are some amazing insider tips from Yoga teacher & macrobiotic counselor Julia about some powerful superfoods that are affordable and can easily be found locally. She also talks about what a superfood is and shares a delicious smoothie recipe for you to enjoy.
Spirituality and Aggression
On our spiritual paths, even when we are quite a long way into it, we might still get short fused and lose the sense of peace sometimes. We may even feel aggressive at times, which might be pretty controversial. Do fiery and confrontational emotions have a place too in our lives? Read what psychotherapist and Yoga teacher Evelyne Vuilleumier says about losing the bliss after a retreat, confronting our anger and aggression, and facing our shadow sides.
Money, Purpose and the Human Spirit: Quest for a meaningful life
Meditation teacher & life-coach Evangelos shares his story about life’s big questions he had since he was a kid: Why does money make people behave so foolishly? What is the purpose of life? Is there a God, soul or invisible human spirit guiding our journey? Read about his beautiful life-journey through hard choices, making mistakes, spirituality, finding true purpose and making peace with money.
Connect To The Light : The Gayatri Mantra
What are Mantras and when are they used? Yoga teacher Dagmar Spremberg gives us a clear and easy explanation of Mantras and their purpose and power, and an introduction to one of the most ancient traditional ones – the Gayatri Mantra. As well as sharing some beautiful renditions of this mantra, Dagmar also gives insights and life examples of moments when mantras helped her overcome difficult situations.