Coming together in wisdom to make life a celebration

Coming together in wisdom to make life a celebration


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As we fearlessly charge into the Tibetan YEAR OF THE HORSE, let us resolve to emulate the equine spirit of courage and gentleness, facing the coming times and our physical incarnation’s eventual destiny:  parting from this physical body. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar reminds us that recognizing our own body’s ...
This story took place in Iqaluit, an Inuit Community in Northern Canada. The names have been changed to preserve privacy. When the Art of Living Course ended, I returned back to the home where I was staying with my two hosts. Emma and Jessica were both participants in the ...
“Are we there yet?” “How much longer until we …….?” These questions will sound familiar to anyone who spends time with young children. Hi, I’m Amy, and for 17 of my 24 years as part of the Art of Living Foundation, teaching young children,  I have also been a ...
What’s the first thing I do as soon as my kids fall asleep? Do the dishes? Fold the laundry?  Start cooking dinner? NO WAY! I am a yogi mom – I unroll my yoga mat next to the bed where the kids are sleeping and start my yoga/breathing/meditation routine ...
This is a simple story from my mother, who lives in Kolkata, India.  It illustrates a basic point of the Art of Giving – when we give to others, that generosity of spirit returns to us manifold. Shobha is my mother’s maid.  She and her husband, Borun, live in ...
  Life expands exponentially when your heart is open to love! Early in the morning, with a very cold wind, the ground was frozen so solid it would not even crunch when stepped on. I boarded a plane from Dulles to San Francisco with only the moon and stars ...
This is a true story that occurred from September to December, 2013. In September 2013, my lab results showed: Triglycerides over 280 (normal range 0 -125). Total cholesterol 191 (normal range <200). Liver SGOT (AST) 71 (normal range 0 – 40), Liver SGPT (ALT) 111 (normal range 0 to ...
  While I  on a social networking site, I saw my friend’s status as “Evolution is the Divine’s Way of Issuing Software Upgrades.”  My reply to her was, “What about bugs?”  She said very aptly, “We have Meditation.” Her reply ignited the thought in me that so many people work ...
  Life contains joy and challenge.  This year, my family faced one of the most difficult challenges  – loss of my father to cancer. A child’s greatest fear is losing a parent. As we become adults and witness our once stalwart, invincible parents age, concerns about losing them returns. ...
Measure of your Spiritual Progress – Part 2 #2 Observation:  A fascinating law of nature is that when we observe what  is negative it begins to dissolve and when we observe what is positive, it expands.  Are you observing what is happening inside of you – the pleasant and ...