It is that time to share my favorite resources for this month’s theme:
Tara Brach is one of my favorite authors. In her latest book, True Refuge, Tara explores the suffering that comes from identifying with our false refuges. False refuges are the ways we tend to soothe ourselves when we are hooked or triggered, such as overeating, lashing out, drinking, etc. Tara further explains that the true refuge, the source of inner peace, comes from journeying into the experience with presence.
Tantra: The Play of Awakening
This beautiful and insightful book by Shambhavi Sarasvati explores Tantra Yoga. Tantra Yoga tells us that each experience in our lives has the power to awaken our soul. Shambhavi shares her incredible wisdom and life experience, reminding each of us that it is possible to release suffering and touch the beauty and sacred present in ordinary living.
Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the life You Were Meant to Live
Martha Beck is a visionary. In this interactive book, Beck creates a blueprint to recover the disconnected aspects of our Self, ways we can begin to harness our intuition, and ultimately chart the course to live the life we were meant to live.
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business
Charles Duhigg, an investigative reporter for the New York Times, explores the science of how habits are formed. Through his extensive research, Dhuigg teaches us a technique for creating new habits and shows how true transformation can occur. He then takes his research further and explores how habits get lodged into organizations and societies.
The Success Principles: How to Get Where You Want to Be
Jack Canfield is well known as one of the authors of the Chicken Soup series. In The Success Principles, Canfield teaches the principles that have helped him reach enormous success in both life and business. He starts by encouraging us to take 100% responsibility for our lives and ends by reminding us that we become empowered by encouraging others.
Around The Web
Deva Premal’s 108 Chants for liberation is beyond moving. Every time I chant this, I have such a visceral response in my throat. The chant is Om Navo Bhagavate Vasudevaya.
This video brought tears to my eyes. It is a beautiful story of a coach who gave his mentally challenged manager an opportunity to play at the end of a high school game. A player for the other team gave him the ball that allowed him to score. You can watch it here.
Tony Robbins Ted Talk asks us why we do what we do and discusses the “invisible forces” that motivates everyone’s actions.
INdwelling~ Lori-Lyn is a gifted intuitive and healer. She is offering a FREE four week course on learning to let go of limiting beliefs, creating a sanctuary, and learning to create practices that nourish and awaken our soul and our connection to the divine.
Month of Mindfulness~ Peter Fernando is one of the kindest and most gentle souls on the planet. I took his Month of Mindfulness course last year. Peter’s gentle voice, wisdom, and compassionate heart make this an excellent course for beginners and seasoned practitioners.
Christy Matta, in her post 10 Beliefs That Hold You Back reminds us of the burden and heaviness that shoulds and expectations hold over us.
Edie Lazenby shares a beautiful interview with Tara Brach, author of True Refuge, and the three gateways from waking up from the egoic self.
How about you? What are the resources you have found most helpful in challenging old limited beliefs? What helps you connect to the truth of who you are, allowing you to peel back the layers of judgment and disconnect?