The Words, The Will & The Way {part 3}


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The final step in our journey to the magic of meditation lies within The Way.

Many of you have been practicing with me for quite awhile and know my teaching methods well. I most often offer my teachings through the lens of mindfulness meditation, but the truth is that mindfulness is really a distilled {and brilliant} version of the ancient meditation teachings. Teachings from lineages of


Sri Vidya


Kashmir Shaivism

So I thought, if we are going to talk about the way today, we might as well talk about The Way.

One of the many texts we can look to for these more ancient teachings is The Yoga Sutra by Patanjali. Written 2200 years ago, the great sage Patanjali gathered the essence of yoga philosophy and practice and distilled it into 196 concise sentences - called sutras.

For many, one of the ultimate sutras is 3.34:

“By meditating on the heart, one gains complete knowledge of one’s mind.”

But how do we get there? HOW do we meditate on the heart?

All of the other sutras lay out the path, The Way, for us. In this episode, I want to focus particularly on sutra 1.14 in which Pantanjali outlines 3 rules for mastering the mind.

Perhaps you already intuitively know The Way and have been working with it for some time; perhaps there are some pieces here that you will recommit to knowing that combined with the words {your intention}, the will {your trust in the practice} and the way, this practice is nothing short of magic.

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