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Understanding the yama and niyama: Asteya.

Understanding the yama and niyama: Asteya.

Asteya is a human-centered approach to the problem of stealing. Indeed, it informs us of correct and incorrect behavior: do not steal. Its implications, however, are more far-reaching. Putting this yama into practice requires us to go beyond “not stealing”. Asteya invites us to re-examine our definition of theft and look at the root cause of why we steal in the first place.

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Lessons from the Roman god Janus: We are the gatekeepers of our minds!

Lessons from the Roman god Janus: We are the gatekeepers of our minds!

Like Janus, we have the ability to look towards the future and back over our past. Unlike Janus, however, this causes our minds to be unsettled. Worrying about the future brings an increase in anxiety. Ruminating over the past contributed to depressed feelings. What does Janus know that allows him to utilize this ability without losing his peace of mind?

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