In western cultures the concept of a ‘guru’ is unfamiliar to most people, let alone experiencing the guidance and life changes you receive from one. The word ‘guru’ is Sanskrit for a teacher that dispels darkness or ignorance and bestows upon us light and truth. The teacher or guru does this by having obtained the… Continue reading
In Alain de Botton’s new book he talks about the three central themes of Christmas time that pre-date Christianity: community, festivity and renewal.(1) While we all interpret and celebrate this holiday in our own way, most of us will have an opportunity to gather with loved ones, taking a break from our usual routines. How… Continue reading
Let the Light Shine
November and December can be difficult months. From Remembrance Day, through Diwali and the anticipation of Holiday festivities, these celebrations of memory and light can bring with them a sadness, a sense of loss for loved ones who are no longer with us. It is a time of year when the dark and light can… Continue reading
Why embark on a journey of self-discovery as a youth?
What if we all had the opportunity to start discovering who we truly were when we were teenagers? What if we took the time to find our true nature, transcend fears and learn important life skills such as communication, self-acceptance, building trust and being autonomous when we were teens? How much different would our… Continue reading
A Sacred Time
With the holiday season in full gear, there is much activity going on these days. As we busy ourselves with organizing, shopping, gathering and celebrating, we often lose sight of the sacred in these times. Lost in a haze of crowded streets and parking lots, we shuttle ourselves and our loved ones from one place… Continue reading