Quotes on Living Unbound from Contemplative Christianity, Philosophy & Science

Seeing through exterior things, and seeing God in them Thomas Merton ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A blind feeling of one’s own being, stretching unto God The Cloud of Unknowing ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The pure, loving gaze that finds God everywhere Brother Lawrence ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The mind’s loving, unmixed, permanent attention to the things of God Francis de Sales ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Finding...

Samyama and Prayers and Healing

Samyama and Prayer: Prayer can take many forms, and is part of nearly every spiritual path, in one form or another. Prayer can be in the form of a request, or the expression of a desire. Prayer can also be a set of  words or mantras recited to God, or to any other object...

Samyama and Self Inquiry

We looked at how Samyama works in the lesson “The Workings Of Samyama“.  Please review that lesson prior to moving ahead with this one.  This is a slightly more advanced technique and will be helpful to those of us who have experienced some degree of inner silence and have practiced the core Samyama practice...

The Workings Of Samyama

We introduced the practice of Samyama in Level 1. Samyama is a yogic technique originally introduced in the Yoga Sutras Of Patanjali (the foundational text of yogic practice, originally in Sanskrit, authored by the sage Patanjali in 2nd century India). The Yoga Sutras of Patanjai talks about 8 limbs, or facets, of  Yoga (you may...

Samyama

There is a practice described by Yogani in the AYP lessons called Samyama. It is an advanced technique, but Yogani has a wonderful way of separate the wheat from the chaff and simplifying a practice so it can be practiced by anyone. The only prerequisit for this practice is to have some inner silence...

Living Unbound Resource: Non-Violent Communication

Even those of us who are generally kind and patient people, or at least relatively so, at least most of the time, can be very surprised to learn how violently we actually communicate. The violence of our communication is often so out of sync with how we perceive ourselves to be, and is often...

Asanas, Yoga and Living Unbound – Why Yoga Is More Than Just Asanas

These days when someone says the word “yoga”, most people think of asanas (yoga postures).  They think of classes that stretch the body, increase physical flexibility, help people to lose weight and get into overall better physical condition.  But is there more to yoga than this “asana” thing?  Are asanas the whole of yoga? ...

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