The Most Important Work

“I had no idea what you were doing was so important!” This message came to me shortly after my mom left her body in early 2020. Recently, after a year of battling Lyme disease, I was able to recommit to co-leading our spiritual community in Los Angeles. During meditation, I felt Paramhansa Yogananda say, “I’ve got big plans for you.”  “You have a big work to do here.” Swami Kriyananda said these words to me three times while he was … Read More

The Nearest Temple

Breezes of peaceful energy, like I never had felt before while doing physical exercise, wisped through my nervous system. As I lay on my back in Corpse Pose, muscles seemed to unclench after years of tension. Paradoxically, I was alarmingly more aware of the business of my mind, which was like a virtual talk radio doing play-by-play commentaries!   I recall this vividly from the first time I stumbled into my first yoga class in a Los Angeles gym in the … Read More

Harmony, the Greatest Miracle

Some things are easier said than done. Creating and maintaining harmony in our relationships – with our significant other, friends, family, and coworkers – is probably one of the most difficult tasks given to the spiritual aspirant. If you disagree, you are advanced beyond the need to read further! Harmony is a two-way street. Or is it? It requires effort from both parties. Or does it? Think back to when you’ve gotten into an argument with someone. Did the other … Read More