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I’m in Kairo Time

I’m at the edge of my seat, the international sign of expectation, what will happen now? – Forgive the jet lag I’m in new territory.

A Green Lung for Cairo, photo and story

I surrender to Life and walk into situations with space, eyes wide open, no labels, no fear, no more of what I think. Like a detective, I take it all in.

I trust fiercely, like any two-year-old does.

I steer clear of chronological time.

Chronos, as per the ancient Greeks, is sequential time: AM/PM.

Kairo is a feel, it’s the right time and place, the opportune moment, the spirit of attention, the synchronicity of what happens when I let go of trying to control everything.

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I Miss You

It probably felt lonely as I left it cold in the overhead compartment while I walked into the summer of BA -after five years together.

I lost ‘that’ coat.

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Packing back last night I noticed it was gone and I cried.  

I’m far from home, visiting family for a few days, packing and unpacking, loosing things, mourning uncles, seeing old friends… It is emotional chaos. 

And now the coat is gone, and like any human being would, I broke down crying, putty face, hugging the blue airbnb pillow, salty tears flowing down and into my mouth.

I break down into little pieces for no clear reason to the outsider and simply because the wounds that make us irrational go deep and are invisible to the untrained eye. 

Yes I know, things are transient, but I’m far from accepting every moment as it is, far from dropping down the ‘story’ around the coat.… Read the rest

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I’m Back On Sugar

Watch me as I step down from the pedestal of the 7 ways I’m fabulous once in a while. On a blog post.

This past year I’ve taken a sabbatical of sorts, and I say ‘of sorts’ because nothing stopped or even seemed to change, in fact everything was pretty much the same. I kept writing and drafted two books which I am petrified of finishing, I kept going to work, and playing ping pong and doing a bit of asana.

I’m also part of a collective book project for which I am the Senior? Writer/Editor? Wait, those are not the words, is more like I’m the one doing most of the writing and getting people’s submissions and editing, without getting any cash or even credit.… Read the rest

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Yoga Meditation: The Proper Way

I’ve not learned yoga meditation directly from a teacher in the past 18 years. Then, Gregor Maehle published his fourth book: Yoga Meditation in 2003.

This is by far my favorite book of his, not only because it is well written and easy-to-understand, but also because I had never found all the information in one place.

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I chose the back of the book here to show the “Yantras” (mystical diagrams) shape and colors which are forms we can visualize in the advanced stages of meditation

Vipassana Meditation Drove Me Crazy

I’ve tried Vipassana, and on my first 10-day course I felt like I was going insane. … Read the rest

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My Part in this Mess

It is difficult to glance at the news today, it hurts, and at the same time it’s irresponsible to avoid them.  Yes, it’s troublesome and it throws me off-center.  But it’s happening, and as per Marianne Williamson’s recent talk, pretending to be all spiritual and denying the reality around me, thinking I am beyond because I am on a spiritual path is tone deaf.

From the children still in cages in Texas crying “mami!” or returning to their parents with PTSD or worse, dead, to the desperation I imagine the mothers must be feeling, to an administration that has thrown all decency out the window and threatens countries through Twitter to divert attention from treason, to racial profiling and killing, to the Muslim ban, denying climate change, exploiting all resources for profit, and so on.… Read the rest

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