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BY ZUZA ENGLER

The Seven Secrets of a Perfect Relationship

Yes you too are in relationship, even if you're technically single. Pick any important person in your life, or yourself, and see if these apply.

  1. Spend time on your own before you venture into relating. This is a no brainer but so often disregarded, especially in emotionally fused relationships. Sometimes we have to be reminded that some answers are found within, and the intimacy we so long for begins at home. (Meaning, at home inside each of us.)
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Ecstasy at CVS

I'll have That To Go, Please .............

The other day I went for a small refund to CVS – which is high on the list of my least favorite stores to go to – and almost left on the spot at the sight of a long queue of people waiting for check out. One cashier. Lunch hour, duh.

But because I was fresh out of another amazing acu-ortho-body magic session with Ken Luke, I was slooow and eeeeasy. So off to the end of the line I go. Why wait when I can have an experience?

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Hello, Goodbye

On a recent trip to Hamburg, Germany, nostalgia got the best of me, and I emailed an ex-boyfriend i hadn't spoken to in thirty years. We had met in the '80s as international students in Helsinki, and had some wild times together in Hamburg, both studying arcane Ugro-Finnish languages at the time (don't ask me how).

He is now a distinguished professor at a European university, with many awards for his intellectual achievements, and me, well ... I cannot tell you how grateful I am for my decision to leave the academic world behind and choose this adventure of embodiment instead.

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I Always Mysteriously End in Love

No matter what ugly, fearful self I offer to the dance, it always mysteriously ends in love.

I came originally just to dance. I discovered by accident the spiritual center I have been craving all my life. No matter what ugly, fearful self I offer to the dance, it always mysteriously ends in love.

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'Tis the Season to Go Bonkers!

'tis the season to go bonkers! So, do you have really good friends? Someone with whom to hang out when you're not feeling social, or dazzling, or even remotely chipper?

The Holy Daze is upon us. Perhaps especially at this time, the beautiful dark time between fall equinox and winter solstice, a beautiful but sometimes lonely time, perhaps far away from family, or even worse, right in the midst of family where real contact has been missing for years ... having a community of practice, what the Buddhists call a sangha, may make the precarious ride back into the light so much more doable.

Something wild is happening with the current yearlong program participants. People are actually spending regular time in practice with each other.

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