By Jennifer Wison and Joleen Hollow-Bist | Program Founders In recognition of the many wonderful parents in the Pathwise program who have asked about improving their relationship with their family and children based on what they are learning, Pathwise has developed a special program to elevate family life--“Pathwise Parenting - Awakening to Parenthood.” As parents, we want the best future … Continue reading Pathwise Parenting
by Endre Voros 99% of what currently passes for mindfulness today is only the ego having a fantasy about being more mindful. We each allow the ego to narcissistically and pridefully admire itself. Mindfulness is not only a sense of calm or zen bliss. This small part of presence has been overemphasized and again typically … Continue reading The Hard Truths of Mindfulness
Meditation, no matter how it's practiced, is bound to improve one's life. However, as meditation shifts from an esoteric practice to a mainstream pursuit, it's important to analyze its role in our society and the ways in which we use this mind-expanding practice.
by Ali Valdez, Pathwise Contributor In Western yoga circles, there is a highly popularized Indian text, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. It begins with the Sanskrit word, “attah” which means now. Like striking a sleeping match against its box to awaken a flame, the pearl of wisdom goes on to read: Now, begins the practice … Continue reading Mindfulness, The Awakening Art of Everyday Living
by Wilde Grace, Pathwise Contributor Have you ever held a dragonfly in your hand? I held this amazing creature (pictured above) and felt her breath, her heartbeat, the heat of lifeblood pulsing with mine. I picked her up off the sidewalk where she lay wounded and tried to set her on a fern where she could … Continue reading To Connect With a Dying Dragonfly
Tell me what does it mean to Be Brave?
by Endre Voros, Pathwise Instructor Metanoia is an old Greek word, meaning “a transformative change of heart” or “a change in one’s way of life.” Metanoia implies reformation or atonement. While there are religious definitions for these terms, let’s stay with the psychological. Atonement simply means forgiveness, namely, the self-forgiveness necessary for any positive change. … Continue reading Metanoia – Understanding The Self, Transforming The Self