seekingserenityy asked: Hi. My close relationships tend to bring out the worst in me. I get easily annoyed, angry, ignorant, selfish, almost even mean. These emotions come with such strength, it seems impossible to just observe them. I get caught up in them. Even when I try to let them go, they still effect my mood and the way I act, speak, think, feel. When this happens, I often feel ashamed and pull back. I would...
The world has only as much power over you as you give it. Rebel. Go beyond...– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
What is Peace?
Peace is not an experience. It is a lack of confusion regarding what you are experiencing. In that clarity, there is contentment and the joy of liberation from the suffering of confusion. The human experience is filled with moments of positivity and beauty interchanging with moments of negativity and pain. This human experience is characterized by the body, its associated physical senses and...
a-polo-nia asked: Hello LazyYogi! I just a simple question about your personal interests: I was wondering if you could give us a quick short list of your favorite books of all time and maybe a little bit about why you like them? Namaste!
Whatever you feel, you become. It is your responsibility.– Osho
theworldismyplayground0 asked: hi lazy, what book got you in to spiritualism? a book that change your view on life, that shifted you from a sleeping person. ty for the time Rigo
th0ughtsfromabalcony asked: Boredom has been the biggest hindrance to my spiritual practice as of late. How do I deal with it?
A great deal of what people say, think, or do is actually motivated by fear,...– Eckhart Tolle
junkonapage asked: Hai there, your blog fills me with inspiration! Thank you. I actually just wonder how and why you became interested in such ventures? And did it come naturally to you or did it take time and effort? I dabble in such ventures myself and you make me curious to hear another perspective :) Namaste and all :)
elixerz asked: Hello wise one :) I'm half way through my medical degree. Although I'm happy with my choice to study it, I feel uneasy about a lot of what I learn pills for this, that and everything. We did one tiny module on nutrition last year and it was really just biochemistry. It makes me angry that we don't learn about holistic health and I feel like I can't put 100% into my studies. I...
Dharma is not upheld by talking about it. Dharma is upheld by living in harmony...– Buddha
latnemirepxe asked: Hi! I feel isolated and alone often (a side effect from my gender dysphoria) thus feeling sad or depressed. Any things that can help? I am a people person but feel like I put a lot and don't get much back and am disappointed and have a negative outlook..
Don’t get me wrong, it’s great when a couple of cute girls show up to yoga, even late, but it sucks when they post up behind you and one reeks of perfume and the other is chomping on bubblegum the whole time
beingstillness asked: You're going back to school to study medicine! That is fantastic. If you don't mind me asking - what kind of medical degree will you be working towards? Much love.
There is no second, or higher self to search for. You are the highest self, only...– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
reneelillianowens asked: What do you struggle with?
homeisastepaway asked: This is a question about questions. Everyday I come up with about a hundred questions to ask you. I think I am becoming more aware of my confusions and when I become very confused in certain situations, I just want an answer instantly. I know this is spiritual laziness and our confusions will become clear with time and meditation. What do I do at times of "peak" confusions? Thank you...
freshoffthatrunway asked: I am very afraid of being with other people. I don't have so much friends, maybe 2 or 3. Being with people is very hard for me, when i feel depressed i tend to confine. Moreover, i hate myself for being very skinny (anorexic). I am impressed by your "lessons" and answers, so please tell me: are people essential in a life? How can I feel good with people and strangers? thanks
riodhat asked: Hey Lazi, where abouts will your meditation sessions in NYC be? I'm really interested in attending!
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.– Meister Eckhart
generousking asked: How does one rid themselves of lust? my carnal urges conflict with my spiritual beliefs. I have a few friends who I love dearly, one of whom I formed a mental attachment too. I feel guilty everytime I fantasise about her. She's a person, with a mind and a heart yet I hate how I keep reducing her to a mere sex toy. I want to liberate myself from lust and clear my conscience so I can think...
I just drank a bowl of green tea matcha and now I feel HOPPED UP excuse me while I sprint up mount Everest and arm wrestle Shiva
We’re fascinated by the words—but where we meet is in the silence...– Ram Dass
ssaturniidaee asked: Dear yogi, I have recently left an abusive relationship that I was in for four years. I was wondering if you had any insight on how to assist in the recovery from these kinds of relationships.
Q: I find that I feel good when I am helping...
A: [[MORE]] There is nothing wrong with taking joy in another person’s happiness. It only becomes ego-oriented when you give credit to the false notion of ‘I’. Help others but don’t make it an identity for yourself. “If I am only happy for myself, many fewer chances for happiness. If I am happy when good things happen to other people, billions more chances to be happy!” ~ The Dalai Lama This...
stopsleeping-wakeup asked: Hi lazyyogi, I've been thinking about something for awhile. I find that I feel good when I am helping others in need, and it makes me sad to live by another person's pain. However, this makes me feel like everything we do to help is always, deep down, about the "me" and the "I". I feel good for giving, so I will do it again, because it invokes pleasure into my brain....
Peace can be made only by those who are peaceful, and love can be shown only by...– Alan Watts
yogabunny asked: How would you suggest a person be both confident & humble at the same time? Some people get constantly told that they need to be more confident and the ones that already are come off as egotistical or bragging. Or at least that's how I feel like I come off.
wisdominmyname asked: You always say that live in the now, but what if someone's life sucks right 'now'? I don't know what's wrong but i cannot take this anymore, i'm having sucidial thoughts. There's this deep sadness that's crept in me at a fundamental level. I'm becoming bitter, indifferent and losing myself.
kesslerr asked: How does someone deal with the death of a loved one?
The greatest obstacle to connecting with our joy is resentment.– Pema Chodron
ne0n-drag0nflyy asked: not an intensely personal question as much as curiosity. it feels right that people "wear" identities but "aren't" identities. what do you think about sexual identity? i know that people mostly feel that they are a this and are a that. (aka some people just can't like certain sexes.) i'm bi, but i'm starting to take on the belief that sexual identity is a...
In reality there is only consciousness. All life is conscious, all...– Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
houseoftherisingsunz asked: Hello friend. So I consider myself a serious person. I have heard many spirtual enthusiasts say not to take life too seriously. My question is, what does that signify, or what does it mean to you? And if you do not mind me asking, do you consider yourself religious or tend to primarily believe in an entity in any way? Thank you so much, kind regards. ~
We are all our own graveyards, I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the...– Clive Barker
moenlightened asked: is there a difference between doing better and being better?
On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a...– Eckhart Tolle
somewhitecanvas asked: Hey. I read 'The Power of Now' a while ago and I admit it did not hit me straight away, but it has slowly affected my life and I have slowly turned to be much more in the now. Is that normal? Also, whilst in the now is it impossible to be unhappy? I find myself increasingly happy and positive despite any difficulties which face me. Thanks!
lark-dozed-then asked: What are your thoughts on personality, and perhaps its relationship to ego? Is personality a projection of ego?~ Much thanks always
You don’t have to let go of anything. You have to realize that everything has...– Lazy Yogi
zengriff asked: For people who listen to music on a daily basis even when they are doing tasks, do you think it can clutter up a mind and make it easily distracted?
windbelow asked: Hi! what do you recommend for having a clearer view of the non dualistic concept of love I've heard of. I've never had a relationship, I'm 21 and when I'm hanging out with friends they just make me feel as if I would stay alone forever, cause of the twisted perception of love they have. I think I need more guidance, because this is starting to worry me, and I need to focus very...
sunhits asked: what do you think of religion? i know it's kind of a broad question, but just curious of what you thought about it.
a cold in the spring is absurdly inconvenient begone! -cough_hack_sniffle-
In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance...– Rumi
litteringtheseeds asked: Hello my dear brother! I hope you are well and at peace. My question is: How does one make choices (what to do, what to say, etc) while remaining unnattached? Especially when given options of what I would like to do or when I'm asked what it is I want to do. I suppose it's just indecisiveness. Is there an issue of attachment in this case? How does one just go with the flow in this...
Synchronized Meditation This Sunday 5/12 @ 5:00pm →
lazyyogi: From 5 to 6pm, eastern standard time, we will be sitting in meditation with individuals from around the world. You are invited to join us! Namaste, sangha.
If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.– Thich Nhat Hanh