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Where Is God?

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

His fervent prayer broke the serenity of the surroundings. Startled by its intrusion, my semi-trance was mercilessly broken. Though I've felt discon...

In Memory of My Father

David Whitaker | Posted 04.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
David Whitaker

LISTEN READ This is the best thing that I know how to write right now to tell you that I love you. What else can I do but let the words flow free...

The Yoga of Life and Loss

Jenine Durland | Posted 03.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Jenine Durland

I am not a scientist or a guru, and I have no other way of explaining what happened in those moments between Myla's death and me in a parking lot trying to pull my shirt off, or my friend heading straight into a tree, but I have a belief.

Let This Mystic Poet Be Your Guide On The Persian New Year

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 03.20.2015 | Religion

Cyrus Abhar, an Iranian Baha’i engineer in Sacramento, California, was facing what he described as "serious difficulty" in his life some years ago. ...

Reflections on the Many Dimensions of Love (Part 2)

Joel and Michelle Levey | Posted 04.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Joel and Michelle Levey

In our work and teaching in higher education, health care, business, and military arenas over the many years, we have often been called to speak about...

Lights Go on Part XXI: Now

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

I love "Now." I didn't always -- used to look into the future a lot, then in the past a lot -- then somehow, "Now" and the power it brings with it, ...

I Contain Multitudes: Brian Martinez

Diane Luby Lane | Posted 10.27.2014 | Arts
Diane Luby Lane

Their team didn't make the finals, or even the semifinals, but there was something about his performance, his intenseness, his citing Emily Dickinson with grit. The clip was so short, just a few words; no one would even know that he was performing Emily Dickinson...but I would know.

The Words You Speak: Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.23.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn


Why What You Love May Be More Important Than You Think

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Take a gander at what steals too much of your energy. The result will be more beneficial than what is offered in traditional health care as treatment.

The Power and Beauty of Patience

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

We might resolve to respond to whatever arises with loving kindness, exploring what might be discovered. Enter life, in the raw and sweaty, and the test gets real darn fast. Getting distracted from good intention can be tricky and takes a bit of doing in the reframing department.

Prayer In The Face Of Difficulty

Tara Brach | Posted 04.29.2013 | Religion
Tara Brach

Perhaps without naming it as prayer, in times of great need and distress you may already spontaneously experience the act of doing so.

Rumi and Kabir Bowling

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

What follows is an homage to Rumi and Kabir -- my fantasy of how the two of them might have spent an evening, in a bowling alley, knocking back some brewskis, if they were alive today.

7 Mystical Love Poems To God

Akbar Ahmed | Posted 10.12.2011 | Religion
Akbar Ahmed

We want to love God and be loved by Him. But by creating a relationship in love, we are also able to love others whatever their religion or culture. Let me give some examples of poetic expressions that we can all share and appreciate.

Dang Show Nods at Rumi's Message: Lose Yourself in Sweet Madness

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.29.2011 | Los Angeles
Angella Nazarian

Los Angeles seems to have welcomed goodwill ambassadors from Iran -- in the form of an alternative-classical Persian-jazz band by the name of Dang Show.

Maybe the Best Lay in Town Is a Poem

Daniel Ladinsky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel Ladinsky

I hear I am one of the most successful living poets in the world these days. And if someone asked me, "How in the hell did that ever happen?" I could respond, "Well, I worked my butt off, and I have been lucky at poker, and the heart is more powerful than I knew."

Hafiz Saeed Release Irks India

Dawn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Indian government said Tuesday it was 'unhappy' over a court decision to release the head of an Islamic charity India says was linked to last year...