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Aparigraha, non-possessiveness or greedlessness is the forgotten yama.
Especially at Christmas, its easy to make the mistake of choosing presents over presence.
This season, choose presence.
|Harmonize the Chakras with Meditation|
|Kolam by Nithya of Nits Arts and Crafts|
|Fruit and Flower Infused Waters|
|Strawberry and Wild Rose|
|Blueberry and Lilac|
|Wild Roses from my yard, the official flower of Alberta.|
|Prasad from the Mahaganapathy Temple|
|Ganesha holding Tara's marigold|
|My handstamped Ganesha Greeting Cards|
|Brihaspati with Tara (Image Source)|
|Shukra (Image Source)|
|Budha (Image Source)|
"Quoting geneticists, Guy Murchie says we're all family. You have at least a million relatives as close as tenth cousin, and no one on Earth is any farther removed than your 50th cousin.- Rob Brezsny, freewillastrology.com
Murchie also describes our kinship through an analysis of how deeply we share the air. With each breath, you take into your body 10 sextillion atoms, and--owing to the wind's ceaseless circulation--over a year's time you have intimate relations with oxygen molecules exhaled by every person alive, as well as by everyone who ever lived. Right now you may be carrying atoms that were once inside the lungs of Malcolm X, Christopher Columbus, Joan of Arc, and Cleopatra."
|Geshe Michael Roach. Blurry Photo Credit: Me :)|
|Oprah Winfrey in Edmonton, Image Source: Edmonton Journal|
“Why are you here?... You’re here because you’ve been called. Even with our sadness and victories and trials. Everything matters. It does not matter how you got here. It doesn’t matter if you were ignored, welcomed. If you are here sitting in a seat in Edmonton, if you are breathing, you’ve been called..."It's no secret that Oprah is a fan of modern mystics like Deepak Chopra, Ram Dass and Eckhart Tolle, and that she has an appreciation for yoga, meditation and a variety of spiritual practices and music.