New Year’s resolutions are an interesting thing. Welcomed by some and despised by others, this cultural tradition can be a way to not only set new goals, but also connect with the deeper currents of your life while honoring the passage of time.
The human imagination is an incredible resource that can improve many aspects of our lives. This blog explores human development and the role of imagination in the process of growth. While imagination can often be minimized by our rational, left-brain dominated culture, this blog sheds light on the immense potential of imaginative functioning.
The Sanskrit word, guru, comes from the root gu, which translates to darkness and ru, which translates to removal. Thus, the translation of the word guru is essentially "the removal of darkness". This blog explores how our body can function as our guru and assist us in our quest to remove darkness from our body, heart, soul, and mind.
In this blog, the myth of Persephone is examined as a metaphor for our relationship to the seasonal cycles, particularly autumn. The concept of darkness, both the external darkness associated with autumn/winter and the inner darkness many of us experience during these two seasons, is explored as an opportunity for reflection, rest, and ultimately inspiration.