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Finding My Higher Self: Mario Canki

Finding My Higher Self: Mario Canki

“Finding My Higher Self” is a series of autobiographical pieces written by long-time practitioners of Higher Self Yoga. The stories chronicle their personal journeys, spiritual awakenings, and the discovery of their Higher Selves. * * * As far as I can remember, I’ve always been driven to seek greater knowledge and to better understand my purpose and myself. I would…

7 Steps For Turning Your Anger Into Righteous Indignation

7 Steps For Turning Your Anger Into Righteous Indignation

These days, it’s nearly impossible to read or watch the news without feeling angry, and for good reason. Economic, social, and racial injustice are running rampant in the world. You would have to have a heart made of stone to not feel your temperature rise when reading about police brutality, wealth disparity, and political oppression. Traditionally, anger is seen as…

How Dante’s Divine Comedy Introduces the Higher Self As a Way to Transform Human Nature

How Dante’s Divine Comedy Introduces the Higher Self As a Way to Transform Human Nature

     “Because people suffer, they make other people suffer.”      “Human history can’t change until human nature changes.” – Dante Alighieri These two predictions of the 14th Century Florentine poet Dante are as pertinent today in the Great Unraveling as they ever were.  Without a new response to suffering, the passing on of suffering will go on and on, expressed both toward…

6 Things People Do Differently When They Connect With Their Intuition

6 Things People Do Differently When They Connect With Their Intuition

Intuition is about learning to listen to subtle signals. It’s about learning to value input from your heart regarding people, situations, and decisions in addition to valuing input from the mind. Whether you are naturally intuitive or have worked to cultivate this trait, those who listen to their gut approach life in a different (and more effective) way. Here are…

Can crisis be a catalyst for transformation?

Can crisis be a catalyst for transformation?

If 2020 had a catch-phrase, it could easily be, “in these uncertain times.” While the year has so far been punctuated by a staggering stream of destabilizing events including everything from the Australian Bush Fires to Brexit, to a Global Pandemic and a Rally for Justice in the face of unchecked police brutality, in many ways, these moments are simply…

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Practice Meditation

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Practice Meditation

Thirty years ago, openly practicing meditation as a CEO would have given you the reputation of an eccentric, fringe, Steve-Jobs-type leader.  Today, the effectiveness of meditation is a well-accepted truth by the business community at large. Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, meditates daily. Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, credits meditation with keeping him grounded during…

A Rational Explanation for Intuition

A Rational Explanation for Intuition

For a long time, the concept of intuition has largely been dismissed as pseudoscience because it could be neither explained, nor measured. Recently, science has started to catch up with this phenomenon that many have held as an invaluable guide through the ages. Intuitive people make decisions faster and are often more confident in the decisions they make. When asked…