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On Belief vs. Identity: Letter to a Young North American Muslim

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics
Ali A. Rizvi

Remember, your religious beliefs are not you. They are simply part of the medium you were cultured in when you were raised.

Scalia's Gay Marriage Dissent Reveals a Bizarre Sense of Political Geography

William Bradley | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Did you know that California is not in the West and that the "real America" is the Old Confederacy?

My Imagined Commencement Speech

Ann Purcell | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Ann Purcell

The time of year has recently ended when prestigious speakers are appearing on various college campuses to give the traditional commencement speech. This time of year always makes me wonder what I would say if I were asked to give the commencement address at a college or university.

The Fork In the Road to Enlightenment

Frank Giustra | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Frank Giustra

Have you ever tried to achieve a Buddha like level of enlightenment? I tried once and lasted less than 24 hours. Too many other distractions were getting in the way, like my work commitments and a real estate purchase I was trying to close.

Musical Chairs, Scarcity Mentality and Choosing to Give Up Our Chairs for More

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Barbie's younger sister, Skipper, was sporty and sweet to her old sister's sexy and glamorous. I gleefully unwrapped the red bikini-wearing younger si...

Things Not Worth Thinking About

Michael Neill | Posted 06.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

For a recovering intellectual who prefers to use three words when one would probably do, this has at times posed an interesting dilemma. Sometimes I still want to analyze every aspect of the universe in minute detail; at other times I just want to enjoy being alive.

The Journey of Enlightenment

Ann Purcell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann Purcell

Enlightenment should no longer be considered a foreign, impractical concept. It is the birthright of everyone to be happy, healthy, and living full potential -- life in higher states of consciousness. Anything less should be considered abnormal.

Soaring Beyond The Self

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

I had changed. Now, envisioning myself like a newly hatched chick perceiving the light for the first time, I sensed my place as a tiny being, born to imbibe and attempt to understand the world, in contrast to experiencing myself at the center of it.

The Present You Need Most

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

The gift we desire is to be the best we can be. The good news is that brilliant advice about how to do that is everywhere we look -- blogs, b...

33 Self-Improvement Thingees To Read And Then Quickly Forget

M. Blazoned | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
M. Blazoned

Maybe that's what being middle-aged is all about... reaching the tipping point of self-actualization where you are like, "Oh, screw it. This will have to do."

Bruce Jenner: Conformance and Judgment

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 06.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

I commend Jenner for opening a much-needed area for discussion, and, hopefully acceptance for many. After all, Who says we can't all live together in harmony and enjoy life?

What Do Selfies, Vampires and Zombies Have in Common?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

The day our selfies accurately reflect our inner lives is the day we become an integrated species. This is the day the Shadow recedes and the Self of higher awareness shows up. It's a day worth waiting for. The struggle is right before us, projected on our computers, phones, TV screens and in new genres of literature dedicated to the paranormal underbelly.

What to Do When Life Gets Messy

Panache Desai | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

No matter where you are on the road to fulfillment, life gets messy. Milk cartons tip over. Businesses fail. Fender benders happen. Friends disappoint you. Messes, big and small, are inevitable. However, in any moment, you have a choice. You can meet challenges as the narrow perception of personality or as the infinite expansiveness of spirit.

What Is the Evidence That Confirms a Person Has Achieved Enlightenment?

Terry Mollner | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News
Terry Mollner

My best friend Johnny and I were on the way back from seeing the movie Wild. During the drive home, while for a few moments sitting in silence in the passenger seat next to him, I became aware that I was feeling sad.

Dear Muslim Men: You're Losing Your Fellow Muslim Women

Mona Shadia | Posted 04.07.2015 | Religion
Mona Shadia

Every single Muslim man in America, and beyond, should be concerned about the opening of the Women's Mosque of America because it's the biggest indication that the Muslim community is losing its women.

Relax -- It's Just Meditation

Jeff Cannon | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

No, I do not have a Ph.D. No, I was not educated in a traditional meditative practice. No, I am not a Buddhist. But sometimes the world, even the meditation world, needs an outside point of view if it is to change for the better.

How to Be Fearless: 4 Lessons From 50 Cent

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 03.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Claudine Chicheportiche

For most of us, upping your Zen game isn't just about living in a state of bliss and having a clear and empty mind. You and I aren't monks living on...

Charlie, Secular Culture and Practical Wisdom

Igor Cherstich | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Igor Cherstich

In a society where the presence of different cultures is a fact of life, humor cannot afford to be a-contextual. We need to know the politics of what we do, particularly because this sensibility is part of our cultural background.

The Trouble With Charlie...

William Bradley | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

While I support the right of the journalists involved to express their evident contempt for the religion of Islam, I also support my right to express my disdain for the acts that precipitated their murders.

Charlie Hebdo, Voltaire, and Us

Lex Paulson | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics
Lex Paulson

Paris has a way of drawing one's gaze to the past. As we marched southeast yesterday from Place de la République, crowds singing and banners flying, we asserted proud and ancient sentiments against a tragedy that had blown us all back.

Free Will, God and Enlightenment

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

The spiritual path is the path of healing the ego, the mind, the wounded self, so that rather than our wounded self being in charge, we are able to re...

Exclusive Interview With Envision Festival Founder, Stephen Brooks

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.06.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Being a part of the ever-growing permaculture network, Stephen is integrating the power of sustainability and herbal medicine with the magic of music festivals. Envision is the marriage of his life's loves and his love of life.

Bodhi Day 2014: Commemorating The Enlightenment Of The Buddha

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion

Bodhi Day is a Buddhist holiday that commemorates the day that the Buddha achieved enlightenment, translated as bodhi in Sanskrit or Pali. Bodhi Day i...

Come to the Virtual "Atlantis"!

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Susan Sacirbey

Like the the Atlantis of lore, the digital-diplomat is not tethered to any hemisphere but rather links to the superiority of knowledge and empathy over geography and ideology.

An Autumn's Transcendence

Jeff Cannon | Posted 01.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

It is a wonderful reminder that we are part animal, even while we search for the divine. It is a memento of the past that we are leaving, as well as a reminder of the future we are heading toward, leaving us somewhere between the two.