Divine Love, Spiritual Growth, Yoga Philosophy

The Reasons I Need a Guru

Having a guru is the greatest blessing in the three worlds — causal, astral, physical.  - Adi Shankaracharya The concept of a guru or teacher was well established in my mind throughout my childhood. In India, every teacher is called a guru — whether one teaches painting or the path to finding God. At the age of four, I wanted to learn dance and was … Read More

Guru-Disciple Relationship, Spiritual Growth

…But Why Do I Need a Guru?

I am a sincere person who wants to mature, learn, and evolve. Why should I need a guru for that? I have my own legs to walk with, my own head to think with, my own heart to guide me, my own will to get me to my goals in life. Why should I let someone else decide for me? … Read More

Spiritual Growth

Wonder What My New Favorite Word Is?

It’s a simple word that opens up possibility. It’s a major part of inquiry-based learning. It opens up the inner experience, which is key for developing an inside-out approach to whatever we do. The word is… There it is. Such a fantastic word both as a noun and a verb. Noun – the state of wonder. We’ve all experienced wonder … Read More

Spiritual Growth

Accepting What Is

In times of turmoil whether throughout the world or personally, accepting what simply is can be challenging. On the spiritual path, I am taught to be patient, be open-minded, and take one small step in front of the other. I can only speak from my personal experience. I often share some things I have been through or am experiencing at … Read More