Follow Your Bliss

The other day Dharmadevi and I met with a young woman who was majoring in psychology. I asked her what she found interesting about psychology. She responded, “It explains everything. It shows that everything has a reason.” Her response got me thinking; what is my purpose and reason for being? I love the way Paramhansa Yogananda described the purpose of life: Self-realization! Ahh, I can get behind that with my whole heart, mind, and soul! Not only did he define … Read More

The Heart’s Natural Love

After one of our recent classes, a student said to me, “Why was I crying when we were chanting? Is something wrong with me? I’m just talking about the music now and I’m getting choked up.” I responded, “You’re remembering your devotion. You’re remembering that you are a lover of God.” Through chanting and meditation, she was uncovering her heart’s natural love. What a blessing for her (and for me to witness)! As Sri Yukteswar said, “The first and most … Read More

Energization: The Energizer Bunny Part 1

For some of you who may not know, I began an intensive Energization practice back in the beginning of May. I got the idea in April when I was required to work intensely long hours on a movie set, sometimes as long as 29 hours. I was working as a stuntman, and safety is our number one priority, so for the sake of the well-being of those I was responsible for, I began practicing the energization exercises in the bathroom … Read More