Conscious Home Eco-Renovation

What a privilege it is to chat with an eco-renovator within their own home. There’s the confirmation that surfaces and finishes are not leaching chemical waste for years to come. The cooling and heating are taken care of through good insulation and where possible, passive design. Sipping harvested, purified rain water, a sound scape of birds song drifts through the windows and into discussions. Even the water you wash your hands with recycles back into the toilet bowl afterwards and the aesthetics are appealing too. It seems that once you start a home eco-renovation you naturally want to inspire others, and the flow-on effect for sustainable living is life changing.

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On Criticism

Recently I discovered that over many years I unconsciously embraced a criticism of my handwriting that didn’t come from me. In the process of conscious living, you uncover or wake up to things that you do unconsciously that no longer serve you, and it’s a wonderful thing, because it provides the opportunity to let go and live differently.

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The Yoga of Surrender

A lot of people consider Yoga as a form of exercise with a bit of unusual breathing and a rest thrown in at the end. Is this you, or someone you know? Yoga Teachers don’t mind, because the health benefits are far reaching irrespective of how spiritual you want to take your practice. Yet Yoga is a spiritual path, and Patanjali clearly states that this sattvic lifestyle needs a surrender; Ishvara Pranidhana - surrendering to the divinity within. It is a beautiful way to live, surrendering, yet how many of us do?

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Vastu - Yoga for Your Home

We who wish to be happy and healthy need to look past our personal concerns to also consider nature’s wellbeing… No individual’s well-being is ever independent of the well-being of the land, the community and the cosmos.” Dr Robert E. Svoboda, Vastu, Breathing Life into Space.

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Yoga for Happiness article here

Happiness is not a commodity.

Love is pure, generous and uplifting.

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Yoga of Bliss

The idea of transformation can be misunderstood. To transform into something other than yourself is not the idea of yoga. A caterpillar transforms into a butterfly but is still the same being as it was. Like the caterpillar, a flower blossoms, but doesn’t do so in an effort to improve on itself, it is simply living in harmony with it’s nature. Yogic transformation is also not one of self improvement, it is one of self awareness.

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