Barbra Brady

Archive for the ‘Truisms’ Category

I Need Your Peep Inspiration.

In Art, Poetry, Truisms on April 4, 2012 at 1:03 am

Portrait of a Peep in White

There are Peeps that are tucked into Easter baskets.

Some will be eaten, some not, and some, sort of.

There are victimized Peeps.

Some are microwaved.

Some Peeps, wretched to many, are made more edible.

They become sushi, (Peepshi); they become Peeps pizza. (Peepza). Or S’meeps.

Some meet with a horrifying genocide, a nuclear meltdown that no Peep deserves.

I’ll take my Peeps elegant, pure, a poem dressed in white.

Portrait of a Peep in White, Photograph by Barbra Brady

What have you done to a Peep lately?

Sri Sayings

In Truisms on November 13, 2010 at 7:36 pm


Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.

James Baldwin


James Arthur Baldwin quotes

Swami Rama Speaks

In It's Not About the Asana, Truisms on November 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm

“Pray in your own language to the Lord of life, who is seated in the inner chamber of your being.”


from the Swami Rama Society, Facebook.

Today's Lesson

In It's Not About the Asana, Truisms on October 26, 2010 at 10:41 am


Uncomfortable situations make you focus on your own values.

Subtle Energy Vinyasa Yoga. Come. Hear your Soul.

Quote for the Day/Quote for Life

In Truisms on October 25, 2010 at 8:00 am

“Trust life, and it will teach you, in joy and sorrow, all you need to know.”

-James Baldwin

Thank you, life, for the immense teachings around me right now. I’m studying, I promise.

On the Divinity of Listening

In Today's Practice, Truisms on October 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm


Mother Teresa was once asked,
“When you pray, what do you say to God?”

She replied, “I don’t talk, I listen.”

“Ah. What does God say to you?”

“He doesn’t talk. He listens.”


Subtle Energy Vinyasa Yoga. Come. Hear your soul.

Alice Walker, Rod Stryker, Tantric Hatha Yoga & Synchronicity

In It's Not About the Asana, Truisms on July 12, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Yesterday, I heard Alice Walker on City Arts and Lectures. Among her other salient, clear, gorgeous words were:

‎”The key to living life fully is to not fear being yourself.”

This morning, I read my teacher, Yogarupa Rod Stryker’s Dharma Pearl on ParaYoga’s Facebook page:

Preoccupied with the finite, mind is tainted by strange and borrowed ideas, all of them having to do with a very small I: “can’t,” “need,” “hope,” “want,” “will never,” “If only” and on and on. Only when the Infinite is seen does perception become beautifully original, allowing us to recognize the Dance, where everything can be seen as a celebration of love, an endless teaching on how to find and embody the One.

ParaYoga logo

Both are Tantric world views. I can personally attest to “both” (the quotes a nod to non-dualism) ways of living. One, exactly that, trying to live. The “other” exactly that. Living.

Life Practices for the Best of Your Life

In Today's Practice, Truisms on July 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

From ParaYoga’s tradition, and my teacher, Rod Stryker:

Yogarupa Rod Stryker

The Six Sva Dharmas (life practices for the Best of your Life)

1. Respect the world as beautiful and love it (Life is a web and if we destroy any part of it we are destroying life itself).

2. Love yourself.

3. Respect yourself.

4. Love your physical self (the more you dwell on what you hate about yourself, the more that part expands).

5. Cultivate and have trust in yourself, your will, and your determination.

6. Learn to be a living example to yourself.

(I’m loving #6 at the moment.)