Tag Archives: practice

What to do when someone is upset with you

Before we go any further you might ask the legitimate question,  “What are your qualifications, Arjuna Ardagh,  to write an article on this subject? Are you a psychologist?” “No, I am not.” “Are you a licensed psychotherapist?” No, also not.” “Do you have a Pd.D. in communications?” “Ummmmm.  No, I’m afraid not.” “So what on […]


We never Anticipate Resistance

We had an interesting question in the Awakening Coaching Training online course last week that I wanted to share with you.  I think it is something we can all really learn from. The week before, we had all started to experiment with some simple practices that are part of Awakening Coaching.  Students in the training […]

Breathe Totally

Notice how you are already breathing in this moment. Is the breath coming more into the upper part of the body? Is it reaching the diaphragm? Or is the breath reaching all the way down to the lower belly? After just watching the way you are breathing for a couple of minutes, Begin to bring […]

Couples Puja

      This is a powerful practice to do with your intimate partner. Once you are awake in the morning, Sit opposite each other on the bed. Take turns doing this practice. Look into one of your partner’s eyes. One of you will go first: When it is your turn Express love, devotion and […]

Memory in the Cells

Share My friend Luis Diaz has written a fantastic book called Memory in the Cells. He has kindly asked me to write the foreword, and here it is. I will be interviewing him on Thursday, September 23rd at 6pm PST. To begin, I must confess that the way I am writing this foreword to Luis’s […]

The Paradox of Practice

I was just in a little Facebook conversation with Din Robinson and Darshana about the nuanced relationship between awakening and practice.  Here is part of the introduction to “Leap Before You Look.”   Enjoy!!!! Meet Fred. From a very early age, Fred had felt that something was missing in his life. Quite early on, after reading […]

Exchange Points of View

This is a practice from my latest book: Leap Before You Look.” This practice is chosen from the section “Intimate Relationship Practices.” When you find yourself caught in a disagreement With your partner or a close friend, When you are arguing, Trying to be convincing that your point of view is more correct, Stop and […]

Discard the Old

  This is a practice from my latest book: Leap Before You Look.” This practice is chosen from the section “The Daily Grind.” Take some time to discard what is no longer needed. You could start with your clothes. Be honest: if you have not worn it for a year, Put it in a bag […]