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Renate's Ego: The Wings And The Weight

Renate Cunneen | Posted 07.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Renate Cunneen

All things in this life are made up of opposite sides; yin and yang, up and down, light and dark, high and low, happy and sad....I could go on and on ...

Writing To My Bad Beat

Sue Carswell | Posted 07.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Carswell

Recently I was let go of a project I was working on and it's a killer for me. My eyes are all wet and I'm trying to assuage my tears with Burt Bacharach songs. "Lord we don't need another mountain," as one of his song goes. God, I feel like it's me against the Alps.

Ego Check At 8500+ Feet

David A. Dunn | Posted 07.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David A. Dunn

If you go at life as if you are competing (even though you may have embarrassing setbacks on occasion) you will make better use of your capabilities and your turn at bat.

The Incommensurable Force Of Love And Its Portals

Dr. Mario Martinez | Posted 07.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Mario Martinez

Love is an invisible, immeasurable, and omnipresent force expressed through our most elevated thoughts and exalted emotions. Love has portals of entry...

How Nicer Thoughts Can Lead To A Nicer Life

Kati Reijonen | Posted 07.11.2016 | Fifty
Kati Reijonen

Life is a scary situation, you see. Happiness and good fortune are so rare in this miserable world that if luck should strike, one should firstly take it as an exception to the rule that nothing good ever happens and secondly, if good does happen, be quiet about it.

Cultivating Self-Awareness in Parents

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.22.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

Diana Divecha I felt for the preschooler in the park whose mother issued a steady stream of instructions: "Go down the slide, put your shoes on, be c...

Lest We Be Trumped by Trump's Ego

Cate Montana | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Cate Montana

When former communications director for Trump's "Make America Great Again" super PAC, Stephanie Cegielski, wrote her open letter denouncing Trump as a...

Is God Controlling?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 06.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you believe that God is controlling -- that if you open to your spiritual guidance you will be told to do things you don't want to do? Discover whe...

Low Self-Esteem Is Your Ego's Best Buddy

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The Dalai Lama met with a group of western psychotherapists. He asked them what was the most prevalent issue that they encountered in their clients. They unanimously replied that it was low self-esteem.

The Value, Courage, and Freedom of Pluralism

Noam Schimmel | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Noam Schimmel

Timothy Garton Ash recently reflected on Isaiah Berlin and his commitment to value pluralism in the Chronicle of Higher Education in an articled title...

Integrity In the Time of Cholera (Oops, I Mean Election Year)

Cate Montana | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Cate Montana

Most definitions of integrity involve words like honesty and principle, probity and candor ... in other words, truthfulness. And yet the original root comes from the Latin word integer (a word that might give some of us a grade school math flashback) meaning wholeness.

What to Expect From Meditation

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 05.26.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michelle Zarrin

Recognize what is going on and gently bring your focus back to the breath. This small act of not judging yourself during your sitting, will expand into your life when your eyes are open and you actually judge yourself less. So bring your focus back to the breath.

What It's Like to Be on a Book Tour

Carly Cylinder | Posted 05.24.2016 | Books
Carly Cylinder

If you're like me, there's something funny that happens when you make your dreams come true. I've always been self-motivated with an innate drive, so when my book was finally published after five slow years,

Is Your Ego Your Spiritual Friend or Foe?

Michael Mamas | Posted 05.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Michael Mamas

Most areas of life have outward signs to convey your various successes and accomplishments. From training certificates to college degrees to job title...

Which Myself Should I Be FOR?

Beth Green | Posted 05.23.2016 | Religion
Beth Green

Photo by Greg Rakozy via Unsplash "If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?" Rabbi Hillel If...

Beyond Reactivity: Discover an Underlying Source of Anger

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you find yourself getting angry and irritated, no matter how often you try to stay calm and accepting? Discover an underlying source of anger that,...

A New Way to Say Affirmations

Kajal Pandey | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kajal Pandey

One day I was staring out into the ocean. I was focused on the movement of every wave -- the way it effortlessly glides and moves to the shoreline. I was looking at the wave one moment and in the next moment I was looking at the entire ocean.

The Ego Removal Machine

Christopher Purdy | Posted 04.29.2016 | Impact
Christopher Purdy

If philanthropists are truly interested in efficiency, value for money, and sustainability, I have a disruptive technology to offer that could save bi...

Planting Positive Thoughts Can Transform Your Life

Lisa Rosas | Posted 04.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Rosas

Are you unconsciously running from job to job or relationship to relationship? What would it look like if you were excited about your life, others and your work? Passion is contagious. How would you then affect others coming from an excited state of being?

Let the Revolution Begin

Lilly Barels | Posted 04.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lilly Barels

If you already have easy access to the Now, undistracted by thoughts of the past or of the future, or by thoughts of attachment or aversion, good or bad, right or wrong, then you're the quintessential example of what yoga is.

The Right Way To Get Angry At Work

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 04.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Not all anger is created equal. Some types of anger -- particularly "moral anger," a concept we delineate in a recent paper published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior -- may be crucial to the health of our institutions.

Ditch The Tarzan Persona

Chava Tombosky | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

There is a social stigma that comes with allowing ourselves to ask for help once we are grown up.

VISUAL BLOG: Your Home Base

Camilla Tuominen | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Camilla Tuominen

Sometimes it's rough and confusing to live in a world that is constantly comparing and commenting your performance. You're on top of the world and in an instance, completely down and beaten.

One Way Your Ego Trips You Up

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed and Deb Shapiro

So every time we judge or find fault with another we are reinforcing a sense of separateness and isolation, we are allowing ego to create a gap between us, to make one better than the other.

Sportsmanship Taking a Beating From Ego

Ken Reed | Posted 04.03.2016 | Sports
Ken Reed

Sports have always brought out the best and worst in people. One of the compelling aspects of sports is that character is openly on display. Problem is, the ugly side of sports is getting way too loud.