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It's Time to Enjoy Life: The Enjoy Life Community Program

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

Years ago I was the President of the Port Jefferson Station / Terryville Civic Association. During my time as an officer, our organization functioned...

Transcendental Meditation: More Than a Stress Buster

Ann Purcell | Posted 02.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ann Purcell

Reduction of stress is an important step in normalizing the physiology so that it can function in an integrated and healthy manner, but "busting" stress is, after all, a side benefit of TM. Let's enjoy the natural outcome of this technique -- growing in unity consciousness -- enlightenment.

Zen Rock Gardens

Kenneth Kraft | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion
Kenneth Kraft

Rocks have long been venerated in China, Korea, and Japan. A rock might stand out because of its beauty, unusual shape, or resemblance to a mountain. In Japan, distinctive rocks were believed to be inhabited by kami, spiritual forces/beings inherent in nature.

'I'm Going to Die Soon'

Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Doreen Guma, MA, FACHE, CPC, CLC

"I'm going to die soon." Yesterday I spoke with a relative who said this to me. Not, thankfully, because she has any particular health reason for t...

In The Oneness Of Time: The Education Of A Diviner

William Horden | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
William Horden

I stood and stretched. The pine rounds we used for seats offered shortlived comfort. Turning to take in the mountains rising behind the house, I was struck once again by the timelessness of the scene.

A Message From God

Adam Zaka | Posted 01.06.2016 | Religion
Adam Zaka

Occasionally, I will speak to God, personally; through opening a blank word document, connecting myself to my creator, and asking him questions; while...

Who Is the Laughing Buddha? Zen's Artistic Heritage

Kenneth Kraft | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion
Kenneth Kraft

In Buddhism, Hotei is distinguished from Buddhism's founder, who lived in India in the fifth century B.C. His many names include Shakyamuni, the Buddha, the historical Buddha. Shakyamuni is almost always depicted as slender. You can't tell a Buddha by his belly, but you can tell the Buddha by his lack of one.

The Enlightened Generation and the Virtual Collective Consciousness

Jyoti Mann | Posted 01.04.2016 | Media
Jyoti Mann

Instagram is continuously criticized for its perpetual and blatant self-branding. Discussions around the network are dominated with associations to narcissism and exhibitionism. The partial view as a platform of endless opportunities for ostentatiousness shrugs off the app's alternative uses.

3 Ways to Deepen the Connection With Your Soul-Self

Kate Snowise | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kate Snowise

I consider myself to be someone who lives from a soul perspective. You could call that awakened, conscious or some might say enlightened. They are all...

What Story Have the Terrorists of Paris Been Telling Themselves?

Fabian Markl | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Fabian Markl

Only the light of your pure consciousness can heal your reactivity and the madness of the world.

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

Enlightened Activism

Byron Katie | Posted 12.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Byron Katie

The world is perfect. As you question your mind, this becomes more and more obvious. Mind changes, and as a result, the world changes. A clear mind ...

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.