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Prayer and Meditation

Our Greatest Celebration of Life

Catherine Nagle | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

In due time, we're sure to find that our compassion, love, and attentiveness to those crises and responsibilities were the most powerful actions that brought us out of those storms for our greatest celebration that empowers us for the rest of our lives!

John Smrtic: Yogi, Vegan and Awesome

Taraleigh Weathers | Posted 05.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Taraleigh Weathers

John Smrtic is one of my most amazing friends, and I have a lot of amazing friends. He took his passion for yoga and live music and made it into a suc...

Why I Don't Riot, But Stand With Those Who Do

Jonathan Walton | Posted 05.15.2015 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

With the sermon on the mount and the Beatitudes in mind, we have to ask ourselves. What would Jesus do if He lived today and His community was being oppressed and killed by those in power?

Mountaintop Prayer Box Helps Hikers In Need Of Miracles

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.15.2015 | Religion

The view atop Koko Head Crater on the Hawaiian island of Oahu is breathtaking. For many, taking the 1,048 steps up is also a spiritual and reflective ...

Finding Prayer and How It Can Help You Shed Exhaustion

Karen Brody | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Feel exhausted all the time? Dreaming about going to an ashram and disconnecting? Whether you're chronically exhausted or not, here's a quick tip to ...

3 Ways to Feel Happier

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 04.09.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Generosity fosters gratitude by orienting our minds and hearts outside of ourselves. It turns our attention away from the that inner voice of criticism -- that voice that says we are not enough.

Make Meditation a Habit to Improve Your Life

Richard Taite | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Richard Taite

Honestly, a 30-minute meditation session felt like some sort of torture for someone with a mind like mine. However, it was only a very short time before I started being able to sit longer and being more comfortable when I did.

Upon The Adoption Of "Marriage Between Two People"

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 03.26.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

It has been a good while since the PCUSA has led our country by our witness to justice, love in action.

The 11:11 Miracle

Karena Virginia | Posted 05.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karena Virginia

Do you believe in miracles? I do. I have witnessed so many unexplainable situations over the past few years, and this morning I awoke early with a...

How The World Sleeps

Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel

Every country has its own unique and distinguishable customs. Traveling from place to place is a chance to see new sights, learn different histories a...

Why We Need the Islamic Call to Prayer at American Universities

Jordan Denari | Posted 03.28.2015 | Religion
Jordan Denari

The adhan can help us recall what gives our lives meaning, and can help us cultivate an attitude of gratefulness. It can help us look up from the cellphone in our hand and notice the blue sky, the purple shadows stretching across the snow or the smiles of those we pass by.

How Meditation Changes Our Brains For The Better

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're one of those people who "just can't meditate," you may want to give it another shot. A new video from ASAP Science, a YouTube channel tha...

5 Reasons to Start Meditating in 2015

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 03.10.2015 | Business
Chirag Kulkarni

Most people that start meditating do it for the materialistic versus spiritual reasons. I know I did. It astounds me to this day the amount of business success that is attributed to meditation, and more importantly, the lessons you can apply directly to the business world.

Five Tips for Awakening to Love

Karena Virginia | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Karena Virginia

Our minds are biased to negativity, and therefore, we often perceive information that is meant to be neutral as something that is hurtful. The beauty of a surrendering into the blossoming with patience and trust is a gift for us at this time.

When Things Aren't Merry or Bright

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Photograph taken at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art by Kristin Meekhof There is a big push this time of year for image management. Nearly an...

Happy Dance -- Meditation Can Be Whatever Works for You

Jan DeBlieu | Posted 02.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jan DeBlieu

These are some of the most precious moments of my life. I breathe and count, mute, and let my gaze travel where it will. And when I manage to think of nothing for a few seconds, I relax and hold the feeling close, and I keep dancing.

A Collective Prayer For Ferguson

Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Religion
Pastor Renita Marie, M.Div.

Prayers came in from protestors, police, clergy, supporters and people who have been watching and praying from all over the world. It was Just amazing.

Let's Go Nowhere

Medium | Pico Iyer | Posted 11.07.2014 | World

The idea of going nowhere is as universal as the law of gravity; that’s why wise souls from every tradition have spoken of it. “All the unhappines...

If Heaven Is Real, What Are We Doing Here?

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

We don't have to wait for a life review. We can review our lives now including forgiving ourselves and others. We can understand the connectedness to everyone and everything. Everything done to others we are doing to ourselves.

Pre-Show Prayer Helps NKOTB 'Connect' And Give Thanks

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.30.2014 | Religion

New Kids On The Block is known for catchy '90s tunes, but you may be surprised to learn that the group preps for their energetic live performances wit...

A Quiet Place: The Windhover Contemplative Center at Stanford

John Seed | Posted 12.18.2014 | Arts
John Seed

The newly opened Windhover Contemplative Center, a 4,000 square foot rammed-earth and wood structure which occupies the former site of a parking lot, wouldn't exist without a deeply held conviction of the late Nathan Oliveira (1928-2010): that quiet contemplation feeds and fuels the imagination.

5 Ways of Conquering Ebola From Within

Hale Dwoskin | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Hale Dwoskin

We need to be dealing with Ebola and every front if we are to succeed in containing this current outbreak. This is a very real threat to our human co...

Hope for Prayer Wimps

Max Lucado | Posted 11.30.2014 | Religion
Max Lucado

All the prayers of the Bible can be condensed into a single prayer. And the prayer is a simple one. Just six lines. I call it The Pocket Prayer.

The Art of Doing Nothing

Cliff Hsia | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Cliff Hsia

Doing nothing isn't easy. We all want to be productive and get stuff done, so we consume ourselves with being busy. Meetings, emails, phone calls, text messages, instant messaging, commuting, and multitasking have all become a part of our busy lives. Doing these things make us feel busy, but are we actually getting anything meaningful done?

How to Pray for Good Sex -- And Get It!

Peggy Payne | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Some things work whether you believe in them or not. Perhaps God exists and is available even to nonbelievers. While you're experimenting in bed, whatever your spiritual condition, I dare you to add this into the mix.