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No One Can Save You

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 09.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Darren Littlejohn

Sure, I pray. But, as a Buddhist, who am I praying to? Aren't all Buddhists athiests after all? I remember an AA old timer said at a meeting, "There a...


Cara Bradley | Posted 08.31.2016 | Parents
Cara Bradley

Less than 48 hours ago, my husband and I said goodbye to our youngest daughter on a bustling street on the campus of Brown University in Rhode Island. We hugged and kissed, shed a tear or two, and headed west. I watched her in my rear view mirror skip away in search of her freshman friend.

God Desires Your Brokenness, Not Your Broken Promises

Dominique N. Mack | Posted 03.25.2016 | Religion
Dominique N. Mack

No matter how many times we've promised not to make those mistakes again, we're bound to do it. As long as we live on this Earth, we're going to do things we're not always proud of. We're going to do things that dishonor God and dishonor ourselves. And that's okay

Is There Anything Spiritual About Mindfulness?

Chris Mayya | Posted 08.21.2016 | Religion
Chris Mayya

Mindfulness seems to be embraced in the west, more as a practice and discipline rather than as a religion, although its origin is in Buddhism. But does mindfulness have a spiritual and transformational quality to it?

Be Empty Like the Sky

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.03.2015 | Impact
Mitch Ditkoff

Mitch Ditkoff is a poet, peace activist, and the President of Idea Champions, an innovation training and consulting company based in Woodstock, NY...

Meditation: A Lot to Do About Nothing and That's Good!

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Emptiness is the best friend of everyone who enjoys meditation. It is a vast endless space. Light or dark, this emptiness is an inner feeling of openness without boundaries.

Breaking Up (With an Old House) Is Hard to Do

Michael Sigman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Today, as my empty house and I sat quietly together amid the shifting shadows at the spot where the piano had resided for those 25 years, there were some tears. How could there not be?

Feeling Empty and Needy? 6 Ways to Fill Up and Heal Neediness

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you want to move beyond emptiness and neediness, then practice these six ways of filling up. You will be amazed at the shift that occurs in your life -- both in your relationships and in your ability to manifest your dreams!

Thinking Outside the (Skull) Box - Part 7

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.30.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

As easy as it is to think that the brain in its skull casing is all that is necessary to produce mind, it's just as easy, if you permit yourself, to think of Mind as the fundamental nature of everything that exists.

The Gift of Emptiness

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

When we receive the vastness within, emptiness is found to be full of heart essence. Joy is more joyful, beauty more beautiful, life more simple, precious.

Anxiety and Emptiness

Sheryl Paul | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

So here you are on this threshold, where the anxiety has quieted and you're left with emptiness. If you stop moving and stop searching and find stillness, you'll touch into what wants to be known. You'll find clarity.

The Powerful Key to Creating a Loving Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Instead of rejecting and abandoning themselves by avoiding responsibility for their own feelings with various addictions, loving people take full responsibility for their own pain and joy so that they are not needy of someone doing this for them.

In Order to Grow, We Must Be Willing to Heal

Christine Eilvig | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

If we want to move forward in a nurturing way, we must be willing to also look inside. Willing to go deep healing on our dysfunctional patterns and issues.

The Magic Of No Self

Mack Paul | Posted 06.09.2013 | Religion
Mack Paul

We experience ourselves as so very real and distinct, and we are so consumed by desire, that the notion that it is all empty is just confusing. But impermanence is actually a wonderful thing.

No Delusions Doesn't Mean No Emotions

Lewis Richmond | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

While emotions are transformed in various ways by Buddhist practice, the point is not to eliminate them, but be fully cognizant of them. We welcome each emotion as an opportunity to deepen practice.

Emptiness: The Most Misunderstood Word In Buddhism

Lewis Richmond | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

If we are ever to embrace Buddhism properly into the West, we need to be clear about emptiness, since a wrong understanding of its meaning can be confusing, even harmful.

Seeking: Its Inherence, Beauty, and Pitfalls

Ellen Davis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellen Davis

That which is seen in that which is sought is one and the same as that which is seeing. That which is seen can only ever be seen by itself. If that which is seen by you was not awake in you, you would not be able to see, hear, or recognize what you see.

Buddhist Emptiness For Scientists, Engineers And Mathematicians

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 01.22.2012 | Religion
Bhagwan Chowdhry

I will attempt to explain Buddhist ideas using a different language, a different vocabulary, a different methodology, that should be familiar to those who work with mathematical and statistical models.

The Nothing That Heals Us

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

In our human lives, experiencing this kind of profound emptiness means that like a candle flame gets blown out, our separateness and suffering are blown out.

The Emptiness of Anger

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

Fighting it doesn't work, but paradoxically, once you accept the anger, it's easier for it to pass. This, I think, is a taste of freedom.

The Best Way To Fill The Emptiness Inside

Sara Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Davidson

I went to a retreat, determined to ask about a subject that's not "spiritually correct" -- my yearning for an intimate partner.