Training the Mind to See the Abundance of Greatness


by Kino MacGregor The daily practice of yoga gives us ample ground to test out the hypothesis of an infinite universe. When you see an accomplished practitioner achieve masterful feats of asana that does not mean you cannot go and accomplish the same thing. Yet it can sometimes be exceedingly frustrating to see someone accomplish… [read more]

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Discover the Present Moment

by Kino MacGregor Sometimes a day in the life of a yogi is plagued by fear of the yoga postures that claim to lead towards inner peace. Yet this ironic dichotomy is exactly how yoga teaches practitioners to find that elusive state of calm. Since yoga asks you to learn peace of mind it also… [read more]

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Fearless Resolution

by Kino MacGregor There are moments in life that define us and determine the degree to which we are willing to allow the vital essence of our being to dictate the direction of our path. It can even feel like life is spent waiting for these pivotal moments that lead us down the road to… [read more]

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Be Unique to Fit In

by Kino MacGregor We are all unique and we want our dreams to come true. We all have a vital contribution to make to the planet and to humanity. The humbling realization that we are united in our very desire for uniqueness is something regular yoga practice can help us all feel. The heart opens… [read more]

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Enjoy the Ride

by Kino MacGregor I travel all the time. On the rare occasion I get an upgrade, but most of the time I don’t. Luckily I’m small and flexible enough to be able to curl myself into a moderately comfortable sleeping position in any airline or train seat, a blessing that I count on every intercontinental… [read more]

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Relaxing Attachment and Allowing Life

by Kino MacGregor Do you ever find yourself holding on so tightly to a desired outcome that you are a filled with anxiety, tension or blind ambition? Have you ever wanted to do a yoga posture so badly so that you are literally obsessing about it and can talk of almost nothing else? This is… [read more]

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Love’s Self-Reflective Test

You will see in others what you see in yourself. All of the insecurities you see in others are really the ones you have within reflected back at you. A Course in Miracles states that you cannot give to another what you have not known yourself. But is this true with love? Or does love… [read more]

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The Evolution of Knowledge

by Kino MacGregor It is said that the Buddha’s definition of truth is “what works.” His pithy statement points toward one of the essential teachings about truth also contained within the path of yoga: impermanence. Knowledge and information come into our consciousness at an appropriate time, enhance our being and when we’ve integrated the lesson,… [read more]

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Choosing Peace

by Kino MacGreggor You create your reality by the thoughts that you think. Your attention is itself responsible for your life experience. No matter how awful the traffic jam is, how loud your neighbors are, how inconsiderate people may seem, how delayed the airplane is, you are the one who is in control of your… [read more]

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Staying Through the Storm

by Kino MacGregor Confrontation is a grey zone on the spiritual path. Should you fight your way out of a defeatist victim-mentality? Or should you take a few breathes to ventilate your hostility before taking your inner rage out on your fellow freeway drivers? When is it appropriate to stick up for yourself & when… [read more]

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Everyday Awakening

by Kino MacGregor Awakening and enlightenment are two of the most objectified and misunderstood signposts along the spiritual path. Often construed as something outside yourself, many true and genuine seekers mistake the process of gaining spiritual insight as a process of looking for the missing element in their own being. Yet awakening cannot occur to… [read more]

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The Delicate Time of Life

by Kino MacGregor Our life is short, yet a real sense of time eludes us. It is more common to get hooked on the world of sensory pleasure than to live a spiritual life. E-bay, appointments and shopping consume the grasping mind. Television seems calmer than silence. Pain and loss are more addictive than gratitude… [read more]

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A Conscious State of Consumption

by Kino MacGregor Living in North America, we are part of a society that exports the flashy famousness of the newly discovered. We are collectively in a rush to unearth the next hidden secret and produce our very own million-dollar invention. This makes us brilliant innovators, forward thinking dreamers and daringly ambitious artists, and yet… [read more]

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The Dirty Sounds of Silence

by Kino MacGregor Have you every noticed how noisy we all are? In the last twenty years, we have invented and now need iPods, iPhones, CDs, portable DVD players, louder motorcycles, super jet engines, walkie-talkies, reality TV shows, music videos and Starbucks. Silence is like a dirty word in the modern vocabulary. When you sit… [read more]

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The Hidden Key to Health

by Kino MacGregor Food is not who you are. It is a way you communicate with the world. You express things through food, through eating, like you do through any art form, but it nevertheless is not who you are at your deepest essence. Your eating habits are merely habits, not your life or your… [read more]

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Navigating Stormy Emotional Seas

by Kino MacGregor Emotional vulnerability seems to snowball at all the most inappropriate moments. When you’re feeling down the most insignificant comment can send you deeper into the darkness. On days when you feel torn open by life, your heart is raw, exposed, and injured. In this space everything hurts. Is it just chance and… [read more]

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The Silver Lining of Soul

by Kino MacGregor Have you ever walked into a string of extremely unfortunate events? Imagine that your partner leaves you for a younger, prettier, wealthier, funnier version of yourself the moment you feel deeply insecure about your body. Then the government slams you with $4,000 of extra taxes to paid right after you quit your… [read more]

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A Brave New World, Free from Fear

by Kino MacGregor If you believe everything you read online, hear on the radio or see on TV, then you’re probably convinced that we really are headed straight down the proverbial toilet bowl. But think again. Nothing you read, hear or see is absolutely true. News, although an attempt an objectivity, is nevertheless an account… [read more]

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Managing Your Vibration

by Kino MacGregor Is each individual on Earth responsible for their own life experience? Or are other people to blame when they are angry, tired, tedious, envious, rude, selfish and just down right mean? How do you make space for other people’s roll through the rollercoaster ride of life when it bumps right up against… [read more]

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Having Faith in the Finish Line

by Kino MacGreggor There is a point in every marathon where no runner quits and there is another point where the majority drop out. The quitting point is painstakingly close to the finish line and, when measured in terms of percentage points, sits at approximately the last five percent of the race. The drop outs’… [read more]

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Beyond the Game of Life

by Kino MacGregor When we begin practicing yoga the deepest part of our consciousness asks for clarity, awakening and truth. What is sometimes the first step in taking positive steps towards the peace that we all yearn for is a recognition of exactly how deeply we are entrenched within our ways of warfare. Yoga for… [read more]

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The Inevitability of Change

by Kino MacGregor Can there be any doubt that we are in the midst of great change? From the historic campaigns waged by both American political parties to the rise of China as a superpower to the generational shifts in the workforce to catastrophic weather patterns to changes in the face of yoga, everywhere you… [read more]

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The Peaceful Solution

by Kino MacGregor Every argument with your partner, every honk in a traffic jam and every annoying TV host gives you the chance to check in with yourself to see where you really stand on the inner plane of reality. It’s easy to postulate the choice of peace over war, but in the midst of… [read more]

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The Unhappy Monk

by Kino MacGregor How you think, feel and act influences the kind of interactions you have in the world. While there might not always be an easy causal relationship between thought, action and experience, if you dig deep enough the connection is almost always evident. There is an ancient Zen parable that tells of a… [read more]

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The Muddy Drama of Life

by Kino MacGregor From Top Chef to Judge Judy’s Courtroom Theater to the Tragedy of Tosca drama sells. At its best drama entertains, teaches and makes people laugh. At its worst it brings out division, hurtfulness and hatred. Yet human beings are somewhat enthralled with the ups and downs of their own emotions. You might… [read more]

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