Saturday, September 28, 2019

#Yoga Today ~ Building #Character

Character is defined as the mental and moral qualities of an individual. We build character through our life experiences which simply means life will present us with many opportunities to both develop our character and to use our character to make decisions and to solve problems. Our character is build based upon our moral and ethical underpinning. Without a moral compass or rules of conduct life would spiral into chaos. But we must be careful for morals and ethic are based upon cultural views and we must remember that although we need rules to guide us in life there is no justice in life; just ask a mother who has lost a child in a senseless shooting where justice exists? And because there is no justice in life we need laws based upon a set of rules of order; character is built based upon these morals and ethics.  Karma yoga is also based upon a set of laws; the most basic and fundament is that life becomes what life does and the second is that for every effect there is a cause. So we should look to our own character and not be quick to judge others. The question then becomes how do you build character? Character is reflected in how you react to things.  When you see an injustice can you remain strong, steady, balanced, open and flexible and find peace amongst the chaos of life? This is our greatest challenge in life?  For it is so easy for all of us to imposed judgment and voice our opinion without understanding the cause. When we impose judgment we break another fundamental laws of karma; do no harm. Karma yoga means to work on your character so that  when faced with any situation in life we remain strong, balanced, flexible and find peace; let’s get to work.

Character is defined as the mental and moral qualities of an individual. We build character through our life experiences which simply means life will present us with many opportunities to both develop our character and to use our character to make decisions and solve problems. How you make decisions and how you solve problems is based upon your ability to remain strong when faced with opposition, to keep your balance rather than be swayed by temptation and to be open and flexible without judgement. Observe your reactions to life; judge not. Remember there is no justice in life only laws or rules of conduct. Money, power and prestige come and go but character last for lifetimes. Choose wisely.

Namaste ~ I celebrate the place where our souls meet

Doctor Lynn

Saturday, September 21, 2019

#Yoga Today ~What is your #mood today

Moods change from day to day, hour to hour and moment to moment. Science tells us that diet, environment, chemicals, lifestyle, etc. affect our moods. This is called biochemistry. Biochemistry is about the chemical substances (hormones, peptides, and neurotransmitters) that dictate our moods and affect our bodies. And although moods affect certain types of individuals to a greater degree than others, all moods affect everyone. The major negative mood states that affect us are:


1.     Depression

2.     Fear

3.     Worry – mental turmoil

4.     Stress

5.     Indecision

6.     Boredom or indifference

7.     Doubt – discouragement

8.     Impatience

9.     Self-distrust

10.            Weakness or powerlessness – despair

11.            Over-enthusiasm

12.            Pride or aloofness

There are many variations of our moods, but the most destructive is fear for it brings with it stress, worry, impatience, distrust and doubt.

There are three major fears – fear of not being loved, fear of rejection and fear of dying. Remove fear and you discover freedom. Moods are impressions and those impressions reflect your state of being. If you could find perfect balance in your life how would your moods change? If you felt emotionally strong you would not feel powerless and full of doubt. If you could stay flexible you would know everything changes and therefore not to get impatient, bored, indifferent and stressed. If you could be at peace with the world and live in harmony with life you would find peace and to be at peace brings you freedom. Let’s get to work.


Moods compromise the integrity of the body-mind and thus cut us off from our soul. However, awareness of the energy of the moods and implementing conscious change presents the opportunity to know the nature of our karma. Only through conscious awareness of how we separate ourselves can we set about to make changes towards integrating the whole. When we begin to replace vices with virtues we begin to change our karma.  Through the content of our lives, we have the opportunity to discover both the corrections and the qualities that ultimately allow the individual to experience heaven on earth; better known as happiness.

Namaste ~ I celebrate the place where our souls meet

Doctor Lynn


Saturday, September 14, 2019

#Yoga Today ~ The Vices vs Virtues

The opposite of vices is virtues. Virtues are discovered when we follow the footsteps of our soul. This leads to the discovery of true happiness. Happiness is our ultimate birthright, bringing with it all the qualities we strive to attain during our life on earth. When we develop the virtues of compassion, patience, courage, integrity, honor, strength, steadfastness, love, discipline, devotion, creativity, peace and wisdom we experience true happiness. Happiness is not something we find “out there.” It is something we find within.

The health of our body is controlled by the state of our mind. Our mind is the storehouse of our moods and emotions, so to insure health we need to pay careful attention to what we let occupy our mind. Negative thoughts, moods and feelings cut us off from our soul, which is pure and undisturbed by the emotions, thoughts and moods that can sometimes dictate the direction of our lives. This is simply the ego trying to usurp the soul. The ego creates envy, jealousy, resentment and revenge. These are vices. So our work here on earth is to tame the ego and elevate the soul. This requires balance, strength, flexibility and peace for the body, mind and soul. Let’s get started.


Your ego is your earthly persona. Your job is to tame it but, not to extinguish it. The ego is a mighty force and necessary for preservation of life. It gives us our identity and allows us to succeed in a competitive world. The problems arise when the ego consciousness tries to supersede and cut us off for the soulful path. We do not need to extinguish our importance in the world. We are all important parts of the whole. We just need to remove the vices and replace them with virtues. When we do this we tame the ego and begin to live from the seat of our soul and this power is far greater than the mightiest ego.


Namaste ~ I celebrate the place where our souls meet

Doctor Lynn

Saturday, September 07, 2019

#Yoga Today #Karma – become the #love you seek

Hatred, prejudice and bigotry are rampant in our world and yet the opposite, love, is the greatest desire on earth. It is programmed into every cell of our being. Every being wants to give and receive love. If we feel unloved we experience unbelievable disappointment and will begin to believe we are destined to be denied the love we seek. We then become cynical and hard hearted. Karma yoga teaches that there are three fundamental fears in life. All fear and negativity comes from one of these; fear of not being loved is at the head of the list, followed by the fear of being rejected and the fear of dying.  Since we are all a part of the infinite strata of life we are all accepted and, and since according to karma we all reincarnate the fear of death is simply a fear of the unknown. If you knew by simply being kind, compassionate and understanding you would return to earth, in your next incarnation, to a state of complete love and acceptance how differently would you live your present life?
According to karma as you think, speak and act so you become. Become the love you seek and acceptance and eternal life will be your destiny.

 Fear destroys love. Acceptance creates love. When we live in a state of of jealousy, revenge, hatred, envy, resentment and malice the result is hardheartedness and a lack of compassion.  These feelings, of which none of us are entirely devoid, either express themselves openly or continue to manifest at a more unconscious level. Either way they bring destruction and ill health. Therefore remember by your very presence in the world you are loved and accepted. You have reincarnated to discover the infinite source of compassion and understanding. As you think, speak and act you become. Become the eternal energy of love and acceptance. Become the love you seek.


Namaste ~ I celebrate the place where our souls meet

Doctor Lynn

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Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:00AM ET and 12:00PM ET