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Higher Ground

Bil Hitchcock | Posted 10.06.2015 | Religion
Bil Hitchcock

Pastor Wayne H. Reeves in Ridgeville, SC, near Summerville, SC, watched the rain fall all day, like so many in Carolinians...but he had a different view than most. He watched as a casket slowly made its way to the surface, buoyed by the floodwaters, the flowers atop intact.

It's Time to Make Compassion Fashionable

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

There's more than enough suffering in the world already. It's time for a revolution that brings alive fearlessness, courage, compassion and love. Then we can break through the differences that separate us and cause so much loneliness and fear and actually open our arms to each other.

Why Self-Love Isn't New Age B.S.

Laura Coe | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Laura Coe

In fear of sounding like a new age cliche, I want to talk about self-love. To be honest, this is a hard one for me. I was taught from a young age th...

Unity Consciousness

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Unity Consciousness mostly means thinking and ultimately acting in ways that unite us to ourselves, others, Nature or to the God of our understanding....

Daily Meditation: Cultivating Compassion

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.05.2015 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be pa...

Compassion: The Rise of Man

Jamie Flook | Posted 10.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Flook

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." -- The Dalai Lama The Latin origin ...

A Reminder from Tears

Alexandra Allam | Posted 10.05.2015 | College
Alexandra Allam

It is so easy to overlook the humanity in others when it's custom for people to live in thick skin. Because people can laugh off their hurt, or hide it or ignore it themselves, we often forget how deeply one another feels. Until someone cries.

In Search of the Human Soul in the Syrian Crisis

Homaira Kabir | Posted 10.01.2015 | World
Homaira Kabir

Universal compassion is a high standard that we may not be ready for. But we can take a step closer, even if we do not see its fruits in this lifetime.

The Biggest Disability No One Talks About & How We Can Address It with Mindfulness - An Open Letter to Google

Steven Crandell | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Steven Crandell

Mindfulness training, spread digitally, is a very cost-effective option to help people on a massive scale. It's sustainable. It offers a low cost of entry to populations most in-need. It can help all of us with disabilities -- recognized or not -- to find well-being every single day.

Something Has to Change in Today's World! Let's Start With Future Leaders From Across the Globe

Patrick Pietroni | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Patrick Pietroni

During this period of time the world needs compassion more than ever. No one can be unaffected by the harrowing images of refugees that we're seeing in the media every day.

5 Compassion Practices for Dementia Caregivers

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

There is no substitute for actual experiencing, or as close to it as we can get. Only then can we feel from the heart, the extent of what our loved one may be going through. This is much more powerful than just reading about it. With its built-in readiness, caring from the heart is a lot lighter on us and more likely to sustain us in the long run.

By the Community, For the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Communities typically have the keys to their own liberation and ability to thrive. This week The Pollination Project celebrates projects that are by ...

What Pope Francis Says to Us "Lost Sheep"

Lauren Boyle | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Lauren Boyle

Pope Francis speaks not just to Catholics firm in their religious convictions, but also those of us who are "lost," still inextricably connected to the Church that raised us, but are categorically unable or unwilling to reconcile our consciences with some of its social teachings.

Forgive Me Father, for I Have...

Rumni Saha | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Rumni Saha

If the Holy Father can preach and practice unparalleled humility, non-judgmental love and tender compassion for all, we laymen most definitely need to do a bit of soul-searching -- here and now.

Joe Biden: A Case for an Empathetic President

Shelley Levitan Adler | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Shelley Levitan Adler

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.

What is Love?

Suza Scalora | Posted 09.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

If you get stuck in the personality of your partner, you will be stuck on the superficial level. There is a depth in your partner, and yourself beyond superficial appearances.

Rolling Up Their Sleeves: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week, The Pollination Project honors projects that dive deep into the heart of a problem and provide the inner and outer tools to address it. Our...

Us vs Them--A Compassionate Look at Immigration

Lisa Ancona-Roach | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
Lisa Ancona-Roach

Whenever I hear people talk of keeping "them" out by building a wall or whatever method, I can't help but feel the sad irony of it. I really don't understand how folks can forget that truth about the history of the United States.

The Quest for Natural Intelligence in the World

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Catherine Cunningham

Natural Intelligence refers to principles of life and to our lifestyle choices that respect the natural limits and boundaries of earth's resources.

The Art of Being Alive Series: What does PEACE Mean for the World Today?

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Adedayo Fashanu

Recently, I got in a conversation with a friend about the issues facing us as a human race; I ended up breaking down in tears. She said, "It sounds as if you are just waking up." Indeed, it feels as if I have just been awoken to see the realities of the world for what it really is.

The Politics of the Pope

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 09.21.2015 | Religion
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

The political power of the Pope cannot be ignored. It is a worldwide force to be reckoned with. The new pope, Francis, is making an impact within the Vatican and the Roman Catholic church.

How to Get Unstuck: 7 Ways to Find Your Flow

Randy Taran | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Randy Taran

When these times come up for me, I know I'll get past them, but life is short and it's not where I want to be parked. Here are seven ways to break through to your core, passion and purpose. Explore each one and notice the change.

Why Forgiveness Is At The Core Of Peace And Spiritual Growth

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion

Sharon Salzberg, a renowned Buddhist teacher, was once approached by a participant at one of her meditation workshops who revealed to her that he had...

10 Ways Meditation Will Free Your Mind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Stillness is always there between our thoughts, behind the story, beneath the noise. What keeps us from experiencing this natural state of being is our habitual and ego-dominated monkey mind.

My Body Is My Best Friend

Kimber Simpkins | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Kimber Simpkins

Relating to my body like a best friend changed everything. For so long, my mind was a loud, critical, bossy perfectionist who treated my body like a disobedient servant. My mind had to shift to seeing my body as an equal, a peer, a wise being with needs and longings and a tender language all its own.