Powerlessness by Sarah Turino

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When I was 9, my dad took me on a GRAND adventure…we left our South Dakota home to fly to Bombay, India. From Bombay, we rode an open-air bus 50 miles to Ganeshpuri, India. We arrived at an ashram where people from all over the world came together in a communal living facility to study […]

Ahimsa: Part II- Balance by Sarah Turino

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Last year Elizabeth Gilbert was in Saint Paul and a woman asked her about how she achieved ‘balance.’ Gilbert responded that she gave up the myth of balance a long time ago equating balance to perfection. “The word BALANCE has tilted dangerously close, I fear, to the word PERFECT.” Big Magic Against BALANCE… Dear Ones […]

Namaste by Sarah Turino

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Namaste. My soul recognizes your soul. I honor the love, light, truth, beauty and kindness within you because it is also within me. In sharing these things, there is no difference or distance between us. We are the same. We are one. Namaste. I pray that this word isn’t so bandied about that it loses […]

Treat Yourself, Love Yourself, Practice Ahimsa by Angela Fulghum

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A weekend in September I began many of the traditional yard care efforts in preparation for winter and, in all honesty, an attempt to settle my mind which had become more turned up than usual. I pushed myself full steam ahead into a final mowing of the lawn, lots of work in the gardens, pulling […]

Ahimsa- Part 1/Courage by Sarah Turino

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The Yamas are the first step in the eight-fold path of Yoga.  The Yamas in Sanskrit mean “restraints.” And the first step of the Yamas is Ahimsa.  Ahimsa means Non-Violence and is the jewel in the crown of yoga. The seat of yoga. The foundation of yoga. It is what all the rest of yogic […]