Tag Archive: Focus

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10 Tips to Calm Down and Relax in Less Than a Minute Flat

Sometimes our days get so crazy we forget to take a minute to breathe! But we must--it’s the only way to decompress before getting too carried away. Fortunately, there are many ways both physically and spiritually that we can do this. All of these methods for calming down can be done in under a minute.

Michael Franti Discusses How Yoga Has Influenced His Life

Michael Franti is one of my favorite Musicians and has been making powerful and deeply felt music in all different types of genres over the years. Over the years he has built up a huge following through his joyful and politically charged music. He is also a peace activist, practicing what he preaches and plays at countless benefit events, including our Ubuntu Fund event earlier this year. But what many people don’t know, is that he is also a yogi. I sat down with him recently to speak about yoga and how it has helped him and influenced his life

You and Your Currencies

You and Your Currencies

It's time to give thanks for all the various currencies in your "pocket." You've got money, time, food and love. Take stock of the currencies that flow through you every day. Did you know you are the master of them all? Did you know how you think and feel and how resolved you are about past incidents has everything to do with how masterful you feel about these currencies? I say we all start designing our relationships to time, money, food and love with a new gusto. Consider my suggestions on each area below.

Presence

Presence

One of the things that is missing the most in the world today is “presence”. We’ve become a society where everyone watches TV, communicates electronically, interacts superficially and there is a lack of presence. This is because people have given away their own presence and don’t know how to get it back. There are many ways that people do this, but one of ways is by becoming too invested in a particular thing – a particular idea, a particular relationship, a particular possession or a particular dream. In becoming so invested in these areas or things, or sometimes just in one thing, we give away our power to simply be present because we’ve transferred it to the object of our focus. It’s a bit like tunnel vision where we’re focusing just on one thing to the exclusion of everything else. In doing this we not only lose our perspective, but we move away from our presence. We give away our ability to be our joyful, abundant self, fully present, fully aware. We lose our centre.