We are never not broken

Akhilandeshvari by Paola Suarez
Akhilandeshvari by Paola Suarez

Transformation, in my experience, sometimes requires navigating through some nasty territory: “Joe, watch out for the alligators!” my friend Rich counseled me one day during my divorce. I’ve come to realize that the real value of meditation, breathwork, etc., is the way it builds resilience, the way it strengthens the ‘inner gyroscope.’ Resilience is only going to become more important as life speeds up and as we gain more and more power by way of technology. Resilience and transformative learning are what I strive to teach.

She who is never not broken. Akhilandeshvari is a Goddess whose power is in the heartbreak, the soulbreak, and all the breaks life deals us. Now that I know of her, I am grateful to have Akhilandeshvari’s energy to work with when I feel shattered and broken. She reminds me to see these times as opportunities to grow and remake myself. -Paola Suarez

Never Not Broken

Akhilandeshwari reminds us that in transitions, when we are metamorphosing and are no longer the caterpillar and not yet the butterfly, there is a wonderful opportunity to choose how we want to put ourselves back together. How will we recreate ourselves? How will we transform our old hurts, current pains, and future goals? How will we ever grow and change if we already had this all figured out? We are constantly breaking down to build back up an authentic self.


Hindi goddess Akhilandeshvari
Hindi goddess Akhilandeshvari
"Watch out for the alligators, Joe!" -Joseph Roberson 2012
“Watch out for the alligators, Joe!” -Joseph Roberson 2012
Akhilandeshvari Nataraj -Joseph Roberson 2014
Akhilandeshvari Nataraj -Joseph Roberson 2014
Akhilandeshvari & Wheel of Fortune -Joseph Roberson 2014

SvaDharma means…

Having confidence in your dream and the courage to pursue it. That’s SvaDharma!

Dream the impossible. Pursue it like a madman. Relinquish every expectation about any of it actually turning out the way you dreamed.


It is far better to pursue your own dream, your own destiny, your own “Personal Legend,” than to pursue one prescribed for you by others. There is infinitely more value–to yourself, to those around you, and to the world–than to go along with the fate laid out for you others. Even if they really do have your best interest at heart. That’s going to hell in a handbasket!

Even if you fail miserably at accomplishing your SvaDharma, you succeed in living with authenticity, courage, and faith. That’s worth more than gold.

So, friend, be brave. Stay hungry. Stay just foolish enough to hazard something you have no idea idea how to accomplish. Be bold. Remember that there are forces hovering nearby anxiously waiting the signal to flow in and assist. The moment you commit, the moment you take a stand for your highest and deepest desire, miracles commence. Expect them!