Breath, Move & Inspire

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A young disciple once asked his master, ‘What is the difference between the spiritual athlete and the ordinary athlete?’ The master replied, ‘The ordinary athlete strives to win medals and gain recognition, but the spiritual athlete seeks to win the game of life and transcend the self.’ The disciple pondered this for a moment and then asked, ‘But how does one win the game of life?’ The master smiled and said, ‘By cultivating a mind that is open, present, and compassionate, and by living each moment with awareness, purpose, and grace.’


This koan speaks to the idea that the true goal of the Spiritual Athlete is not to achieve external recognition or success, but to cultivate inner qualities such as mindfulness, compassion, and purpose. Through this inner work, one can transcend the limitations of the ego and achieve a sense of oneness with the universe.

The Spiritual Athletes


by Georg Feuerstein | The Spiritual Athlete


Spiritual teachings that are not internalized are like a donkey carrying books

The true value of spiritual teachings lies not in simply memorizing or reciting them but in living them. Without internalization, the teachings remain external and do not have a transformative impact on one’s life. It is important to apply spiritual teachings in our daily lives, to practice them consistently and with sincerity, and to allow them to shape our thoughts, words, and actions. When we internalize spiritual teachings, they become a part of our being and guide us on our spiritual journey towards greater awareness, compassion, and wisdom. Like a donkey carrying books, if we merely carry the teachings without taking the effort to internalize them, we will not benefit from their wisdom and insights. Therefore, it is important to cultivate a genuine and sincere practice of spiritual teachings to realize their true potential.


The Best of Meditation

Focus on your breath

Simply sit in a quiet place, close your eyes, and focus your attention on your breath.

Use a word

A  word or phrase that you repeat to yourself during meditation. It can be anything that has a calming or centering effect on you. You can repeat it silently to yourself or out loud. Some popular words include “Om,” “peace,” and “love.”

Practice mindfulness

Mindfulness meditation involves being fully present in the moment and observing your thoughts and feelings without judgment. This can help you become more aware of your emotions and reactions, and can help you respond to them in a more thoughtful and intentional way.

Practice regularly

Meditation is like any other skill – it takes practice to get better. Try to set aside a few minutes each day for meditation, even if it’s just five or ten minutes. Over time, you may find that you’re able to meditate for longer periods of time.

Be patient

t’s natural to have thoughts and distractions during meditation. Don’t get frustrated or discouraged if your mind wanders – just gently bring your focus back to your breath or mantra. With practice, you’ll find it easier to stay focused and calm during meditation.

Try guided meditations

Guided meditations are recordings that walk you through the meditation process. They can be especially helpful if you’re new to meditation or if you’re having trouble staying focused. 

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Ready to meet your  Spiritual Athlete?

Imagine that it would be a deeply meaningful experience, to connect with someone who shares a similar spiritual path and sense of purpose. Imagine that in such a meeting, we would feel a sense of camaraderie and belonging, a recognition of the shared human experience and the search for greater meaning and fulfillment. And even if we were unable to meet in person, the very act of reaching out and connecting with one another would be a powerful reminder that we are not alone on this journey.