Polly Liontis

Monthly Archive: October 2016

WAITING TOO LONG TO GO WITH THE FLOW?

    Most of my life I have waited much too long to make the necessary changes that would have made my life better in a timely fashion. Too long I’ve not heeded the following piece of wisdom from the Taoist philosophers. There is a Chinese proverb – “Fish cannot[…]

A SPIRITUAL BURRITO, EDITING ONE EMOTION, AND WHAT ON EARTH IS “WHOLENESS”?

I love burritos. Everything you want in the meal in one complete package.   And it just wouldn’t be the same if you left out the Guacamole, or the Salsa, or the Black Beans, or the Carnitas, or the fresh Lettuce and diced Veggies, or the Mozzarella Cheese. If you[…]

WE ALL WANT IT!

We all want it. We all run towards it. We all run away from it. We all need it to flourish. What is it? Connection. It is one of the teachings central to the yoga philosophy – we are all connected. We literally breathe each other’s breath. Whether we realize[…]

WHAT’S IN A WORD?

At the beginning of 2016 one of my mentors encouraged me to choose one word for the year, one word to guide me along the path, one word as a beacon to light the way. True to form, I struggled with overcomplicating the task at hand and with my ever-present[…]

SO WHY IS THE BUDDHA LAUGHING?

People ask me if Spirituality needs to be so serious. Are you kidding me? The Buddha was known for his joy, his laughter, his smile, and his big Buddha belly (which in the culture at the time was a symbol of abundance on all levels and especially generosity of Spirit!!!).[…]

WHAT DOES “NAMASTE” TRULY MEAN?

Do we truly think about the meaning of the Sanskrit word, “Namaste”? You hear it in TV commercials, you see it on the tank shirt worn by the lithe, beautiful yoginis in yoga class, and your Yoga teacher says it at the end of class. So what does it mean?[…]

THE MIND: YOUR BEST FRIEND OR YOUR WORST ENEMY?

The Mind… The Mind… The beautiful, terrifying Mind… You know that experience when the mind is racing, out of control, dragging you along like a dog on a leash? That’s your “Monkey Mind”. Yes, your Monkey Mind. And we all have it. It’s the reptilian part of the brain, and[…]