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Prayer and Meditation

Five Tips for Awakening to Love

Karena Virginia | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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 11.14.2014 | 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 11.03.2014 | 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.

GOD Speaks: What Are You Here to Be?

Maria Portas | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

There is a magnificence that you have here, that has been given to you, and yet you do not see it right now. There is nothing that you are not being given to push you towards your Greatness.

4 Ways to Practice the Presence of Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Our programmed mind -- our ego wounded self -- will always want to come in with false beliefs and need to control. Practicing the presence of love is to gently, and with great compassion, not allow our wounded self to be in charge of our thoughts.

How Prayer and Meditation Changed My Life

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

I learned that spirituality can be a very enjoyable experience. Spirituality is not something that we do. Spirituality is a way of being that comes from living a heart-centered and soul-liberated life. So I decided to make prayer and meditation a normal part of my daily life.

China's Shaolin Temple Hopes To Lure CEOs For Meditation Training

Bloomberg Businessweek | Christina Larson | Posted 09.04.2014 | World

The ancient Shaolin Temple, perched on a leafy mountaintop in eastern China, is widely recognized as the birthplace of kung fu. For at least 1,500 yea...

Celebrating Father Keating and Centering Prayer

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2014 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

The reason why Centering Prayer works for so many is its simplicity. In our complicated world, the joy of being with one word, one thought is enough to explore the mystery in the depths of silence within us.

Connection and Reflection for Healthy Aging

Rachel Verlik | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

I worry that this is a dying art -- the ability to be unconnected to technology, and to instead focus on in person relationships, prayer, connectedness, and reflection.

Sturdy

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Nancy Davis Kho

Out on the trail, the loudest sound I heard was the rain when the wind shook it from the pines. Between the quiet, the rest, the reading and the walking, I had an unusual sensation that my chest had expanded and my head was lighter.

The Remarkable Secret of Reflection

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Reflection gives me the opportunity to slow down and enjoy life's greatest moments. So as I celebrate another birthday, I am blessed to be living on purpose, gaining new wisdom and embracing the joy of the journey.

Redemption in the Present Tense

Daniel Raphael Silverstein | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion
Daniel Raphael Silverstein

This week, Jews around the world are marking Tisha B'Av, a day of mourning for all that is broken in ourselves and in our world. Judaism generally pla...

3 Steps to Happiness

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Prayer can be a time of healing and recalibration. It can be a time for doubts and concerns. It can be a time when you reaffirm what you really believe is important, what you want to do with your life. The big thing is that it gives you the chance to choose the light every day.

Want Peace? Try Forgiveness

Sharon McElroy | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon McElroy

Indeed, it can be hard to "swim against the stream" of our reactions to injustice. But heading down the path of forgiveness can be as simple as knowing we each have this spiritual sense that can identify the good that's present even where it seems far from obvious.

Thoughts for a Time of Crisis

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

While we cannot undo the damage that has been done, we don't have to aid in the deterioration of humanity. We can be defenders of unity. We can decide that hatred, bigotry and indifference are unacceptable

Declare Freedom From the Super-Person Trap

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Usually I would say yes and add to my already hectic workload. On the contrary, I blurted out no, and it shocked me! I think it shocked the other person even more, because they were so accustomed to me saying yes. That was one of the most liberating days of my life.