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The Buddha Part I: Did He Invent Anything New?

Ted Cadsby | Posted 11.11.2015 | Religion
Ted Cadsby

Gautama claimed that he did not create the Four Noble Truths (the centerpiece of his philosophy) but that he rediscovered this crucial but forgotten ancient wisdom. Meditation is the vehicle through which we discover and embrace these four truths -- the only metaphysical truths available to us -- which are not simply insights, but prescriptions for being.

How to Ignite Your Personal Power in Two Simple Steps

Carla Schesser | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Carla Schesser

Whenever you blame something outside of yourself for the way your life currently is, you are giving your power away. You convince yourself that you have no power, and that there's nothing you can do because you aren't in control.

Enlightenment Requires Only One Thing -- Do You Have It?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

No single "symptom" or set of symptoms defines enlightenment. The only requirement is to arrive at a state of expanded awareness that can be identified as choiceless, or if that term feels too paradoxical, then we can call it field awareness.

Transcendence and the Creative Process

Ann Purcell | Posted 11.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ann Purcell

When I listen to interviews with writers or musicians, the interviewer inevitably asks the question: "From where does your inspiration and creativit...

Why Enlightenment Should Be in Everyone's Future

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

The fact is that we create our personal reality based on the state of consciousness we're in. Your awareness tells you what is real, what is possible or impossible, what to believe in, what you deserve, and who you are.

On Evolutionary Love, Part 3

Marc Gafni | Posted 10.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marc Gafni

Continued from Part 2 An unedited first draft text from forthcoming book, The Path and Practice of Outrageous Love by Marc Gafni and Kristina Kincaid...

Does Enlightenment Pass the 'So What' Test?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

In the last two posts I've argued that there should be a new norm in how we view the mind, presenting the possibility that enlightenment is our natura...

Is Enlightenment the New Normal?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

For centuries in the West there was no discussion about the mind without bringing in God; higher states of consciousness were considered blessed or mi...

Are You Living Only Three of the Seven States of Consciousness?

Ann Purcell | Posted 10.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ann Purcell

We live our 24/7 daily cycles of life by going through the waking, dreaming, and sleeping states of consciousness--unless one has perpetual insomnia!

Conscious Parenting: Raising a Child to Find Their Soul's Purpose (Part 1)

Maimah Karmo | Posted 09.30.2015 | Impact
Maimah Karmo

The evening after I'd given birth to my daughter, I sat in the hospital bed and held her in my arms, unsteadied by the responsibility that lay before me.

5 Reasons Why Enlightened Entrepreneurs Are the Most Successful

Crystal Marsh | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Crystal Marsh

Becoming enlightened, or at least raising your self-awareness is key for most people who leave a position as an employee to become his or her own boss. Here are five reasons why becoming enlightened is essential to being a successful entrepreneur.

This Is Why Some People Totally Annoy You

Donna Labermeier | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Donna Labermeier

You can be the most enlightened, loving, open-minded person on the planet and STILL get really annoyed by some people. Don't feel guilty about your feelings and don't try to internalize them in order to keep the peace.

Relax and Enjoy Your Wild and Precious Life

Rohini Ross | Posted 09.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rohini Ross

You have the "everything" you are looking for inside of you. There is nothing to do to feel whole and complete. In fact, it is in the doing nothing that allows the everything to be experienced fully.

Why Late Life Enlightenment is the Most Annoying Thing on the Planet

Michael C. Bryan | Posted 09.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Michael C. Bryan

Am I the only one who finds late life enlightenment the most annoying thing on the planet? My shrink tells me, "Well, at least you've made it here. That's something, right?" I feel bad when I tell him that doesn't give me much comfort.

The Dyer Effect

Mary Paleologos | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Paleologos

Wayne Dyer's passing last week touched so many millions of hearts. It's a testament to how many million people's lives he impacted. How can one person have the capacity to lift so many people up and show them their light?


Kris Evans | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Kris Evans

I'm staying in a basement apartment which is something I have had a hard time getting use to in that I love light. Everything about light. The meaning of the word as well as the physical aspect and what it does to me and how it makes me feel.

How Naked Yoga Enlightened Me

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 09.04.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

One question haunted me for days leading up to my first nude yoga class. At work, as I ran errands, and as I fell asleep at night, this one absolutely crucial question bounced endlessly around inside my head: Do I put my yoga mat at the front of the class, or at the back of the class?

12 Qualities Of An Enlightened Person

Charles Francis | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Charles Francis

Those who achieve any measure of enlightenment do so through some form of daily meditation practice, a willingness to let go of old views, and a commitment to helping others find peace. It takes work and dedication, but it is well worth it.

The Imitation of Buddha

Alexander Reynolds | Posted 08.05.2015 | Weird News
Alexander Reynolds

No fun. No sex. No booze. No hair. No eyebrows. Could a playboy adventurer like myself find enlightenment by binning life's materialism and becoming a Buddhist monk? Could a period of abstinence in the remote cloisters of a Thai monastery save the cankered soul from additional rot?

The Journey of Enlightenment -- You Don't Need To Go Anywhere

Ann Purcell | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Ann Purcell

The journey of enlightenment begins not by going anywhere, but by unfolding what already exists inside of us. At the depth of the heart and mind of every person on this planet is an unbounded oasis of calm, peace, love, and bliss. This state is the transcendental level of our Being. It is the most silent level of our consciousness.

The Good Thing About Bad Times

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rea Nolan Martin

Yesterday was a good day in the middle of a good month in what's turning into a pretty good summer. You know how it is -- moments melt into hours, in...


Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"This is going to be hard" "This is going to 'suck'" "I'm going to have a terrible time" "I'm dreading going to work" Sound familiar? When we...

Rising Above Failure

Karen M. Wyatt, M.D. | Posted 07.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Karen M. Wyatt, M.D.

Have you ever experienced a failure that left you feeling humiliated and worthless? I'm sure you have since failure is just part of our normal lives a...

Jerry Brown's Climate Road Show Meets Up With the Pope in Rome

William Bradley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown, pressing the California agenda on renewable energy and climate change, followed up his successful appearance earlier this month at the Climate Summit of the Americas in Toronto with what looks like an even more successful appearance at the Pope's summit.

Next To (and Above) Godliness

Tamar Honig | Posted 07.24.2015 | Arts
Tamar Honig

Specializing in works from the Himalayas, India, and surrounding regions, the Rubin Museum of Art is a true oasis in the chaos. Midtown Manhattan's cacophony of traffic noises and human commotion melt away upon entering.