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You Are Not Limited to You - May 2016

[I am experimenting with placing my article as a blog post at the beginning of the newsletter, which you can follow the link to read - let me know how you like this format!]

Human are a strange species. We are, to my knowledge, the only species that attempts to live in insolation from other species. We may collect in human groups – and we may have a few select “pets” – but by and large we don’t consider ourselves part of the ecosystem, and certainly not kin to other living beings. After all, we are human, and therefore we transcend animal instincts.

Well, maybe not so much. Or, maybe the traits that we think define us as human aren’t limited to our species. Isn’t it rather anthropocentric to believe that we’re the only beings that think, consider the future, reflect on the past, and have feelings? What if these are traits of consciousness, of any living being, and not exclusively human? What if our experience is universal between us and animals, and maybe even other forms of life, only we experience ours through particular filters of human language, perceptions, and behavior?

Read more.

If you'd like to spend some time exploring beyond your limits of how you perceive "You" - and the rest of the natural world -  there's still room in the Conscious Embodiment Retreat this Saturday.  We will explore our connectedness with the planet and Spirit through being fully embodied.  Contact me if you'd like to join us.

Also, note that I'm offering a class at the Yoga Expo this summer on a bit of yoga philosophy - see the details below!

Yes, You are not limited to any of your ideas of You - you're far more than what you can conceive of.  The paradox - each of us wholly unique, unlimited, and inseparable from the Everything.





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• Event Calendar

• Spiritual Quotes



Free Philosophy Class at the Yoga Expo

I'll be teaching "4 Attitudes Can Change Your World" at the Yoga Expo, Santa Clara, on Sunday, July 24th from 1:10-2pm.  We will explore a passage from the Yoga Sutras in lecture and discussion, chant, and meditate together.

Free with admission to the Expo - only $25 for an entire day of yoga classes with great local teachers.  Come immerse for a day - I'd love to see you there!

Conscious Embodiment Retreat - space available this weekend

A day-long retreat for deep connection with Spirit through your body and the natural world

• Yoga and Movement

• Grounding and Centering

• Meditation

• Deep Nature Connection

• Creative Expression

• Group Processes

• Sharing in Supportive Community

• Includes a delicious, healthy gourmet lunch!

Saturday, May 14th, 2016


At Ananda Valley Farm, Half Moon Bay, CA

More details on the Conscious Embodiment webpage

$110 for adults, $95 for children

Registrations accepted until Thursday, May 12th




Event Calendar

Every month, you can click this link to view my Calendar to see what is coming up!


Spiritual Quotes


"Human evolution has two steps - from being somebody to being nobody; and from being nobody to being everybody. This knowledge can bring sharing and caring throughout the world."

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


"It was but yesterday

I thought myself a fragment

quivering without rhythm in the sphere of life


Today I know that I am the sphere,

and all life in rhythmic fragments

moves within me." 

~ Kahlil Gibran


"To attend to creation is to attend to God.
To attend to the moment is to attend to eternity.
To attend to the part is to attend to the whole.
To attend to Reality is to live constructively."

~ Pirke Avot 6:2



Rev. Connie L. Habash, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Yoga and Meditation Teacher

Interfaith Minister - Spiritual Mentorship

Menlo Park, CA