AUTUMN/WINTER 2020 VOL. 32 NO. 2
|LOC Back Issue Vol. 32 NO. 2 Relaxation & Deep Meditation|
2 RELAXATION AND DEEP MEDITATION
by Swami Amar Jyoti
IThe yogic secret of relaxation balances body and gives peace of mind. The paths of knowledge and devotion both lead to Liberation.
10 THE COURAGE TO DO ONE THING ALONE: SURRENDER
by Mony Dojeiji
Let go of your iron grip on your life and allow yourself to be taught.
12 FIRE FIGHTER ZEN: A FIELD GUIDE TO THRIVING IN TOUGH TIMES
by Hersch Wilson
The one promise the universe makes and keeps is that we will experience tragedy.
18 TARA MEDITATIONS TO HEAL OURSELVES AND OUR WORLD
by Rachael H. Wooten, Ph.D.
Goddess Tara helps us navigate the stormy waters of self-doubt when we question
our connection to our basic goodness.
22 HOW TO RECLAIM YOUR EQUILIBRIUM DURING ANXIOUS TIMES
by Lise Van Susteren, M.D. and Stacey Colino
Here are some small steps you can take to contribute to the issues you care about.
HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?NG
by Rivvy Neshama
I thought the world was divided into two: those who see half empty and those who see half full.
26 YOU HELD THE TANGLED SKEIN OF MY LIFE
by Leah Loveday
A garland of poetry and praise from a dear sister on the path.
WHAT NEW SELF WILL EMERGE FROM THE STILLNESS OF THIS CHAOS?
by Dr. Dravon James
When nothing we can humanly do seems to make a difference, we must sit and listen to our soul speak.
32 TRANSFORMED AT THE EDGE OF LIFE
by Irene Kokatay
The future doesn’t exist. All we have is the eternal now. Can we show up fresh and innocent each moment?
36 THE DEEP HEART: OUR PORTAL TO PRESENCE
by John J. Prendergast, Ph.D.
Natural openheartedness is never far away, but it is obscured by the limiting beliefs and feelings that we hold about our self and others.
39 THE ART OF REPAIRING OUR LIVES
by Tomás Navarro
The most important thing in this life is to live, which is not the same thing as to survive.
42 ENERGY FOLLOWS THOUGHT
by Luis Costa Campos
Understanding how the subconscious works allows us to be more conscious and have a healthy stream of thought.
44 PARAM PARA: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
How can we overcome restlessness in meditation? As seekers, how can we deal with negativities and anger?
50 VISAKHA—MANY BRANCHES
Poem from the First Free Women
You say you’re too busy / That there’s never enough time…
64 THAT IN BROKENNESS
Poem By Monika John
Yet amidst the chaos/hope emerges as the saving breath…
46 Books, Mixed Media, Books/Mixed Media for Children, Audio, Spiritual Cinema.
51 Tools for Your Journey
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TARA: Giovanna Silvani-Weidman | www.giosilvani.ch
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