January 17, 2019

I received a message with a really good question regarding the yogic principle of Santosha (the practice of contentment): "How do we balance self-improvement and self-acceptance?"

I felt that using an example from my past could help answer this question.

Many years ago I had trained with a really cool dude during my competitive kickboxing days. His name was Manny, but we all called him Crazy Legs. Manny as a young child was run over by a car and the doctors had to amputate one of his arms. He had the desire to start practicing and compet...

October 11, 2017

The heart of India happens to reside at the Ganga Prem Hospice, in the form of a 14 year old girl with terminal brain cancer. This heaven-sent angel is Reshu; she is the reason my own heart has been breaking and the cracks have been sealed with hope. Reshu came from a broken home with a mother who worked as a prostitute, while living together in a small single room. This beautiful girl confessed that she has been abused in some of the most horrific ways possible. Reshu was eventually transferred to Ganga Prem when she began to lose function of he...

October 5, 2017

I have heard the word peanuts used to describe a small amount of something, a trifling sum of money, or an insignificant person. Peanuts in this story will have the opposite meaning. 

I recently met an Indian man named Dharnaveer, and by all standards, he has experienced the harshness of life. He lived in a slum in the city of Haridwar with his wife and four children. His wife was dying in a violently painful way. Dharnaveer's children would endure the screaming and suffering of their mother, while he was forced to work grueling long days as a l...

October 1, 2017

The most unlikely of circumstances can occur when a young woman from England decides she will leave her family and all of her material possessions and move to India. At twenty two years of age, this truth-seeking woman found a guru near the sacred Ganga River and never went home. Now well into her seventies, she is a relatively unknown saint that has helped found and operate the Ganga Prem Hospice near Rishikesh in northern India. She was given the nick name Nani Ma by her guru; Nani means grandmother (she stated that she has always felt old) an...

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