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Inner Wisdom

How I Passed on My Childhood History and Values to My Grandchildren

Honey Good | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
Honey Good

Learning to value their history through their grandmother's eyes and to hear your stories will be "a keepsake" they will keep in their minds and hearts forever.

Gregory Beyer

Wisdom Isn't What You Think It Is, And It Doesn't Always Come With Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Gregory Beyer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

Wisdom is high on the list of personal qualities we prize. Yet even though most of us recognize that being wise is entirely different from other marke...

The Women Who Listen

Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng | Posted 05.25.2014 | Home
Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng

When you learn to listen to your own song, you will also become better at hearing and respecting the unique songs of others.

Carolyn Gregoire

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Intuition is challenging to define, despite the huge role it plays in our everyday lives. Steve Jobs called it, for instance, "more powerful than inte...

Riding the Wisdom Buzz

Sharif Azami | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharif Azami

This experience made me realize that mindfulness is not just about being present in the moment, feeling good, productive or living a happier or healthy life. It is also about being aware of our connection to a broader reality in which one's actions ripple out, affecting others.

Monique Ruffin: My Third Metric Life

Monique Ruffin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Women
Monique Ruffin

My son's smile is brighter than sunshine, and when he flashes it I sometimes feel like I've hit the lottery.

This Is Your Life, Are You Who You Want to Be?

Jane Horton | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Horton

Since losing my husband in the war in Afghanistan when I was just 25, I have learned so much. Fighting my way through challenges and hardship has caused my thought process to completely change. I wanted to share some of the greatest things I have learned in the midst of the trials and the pain.

Unclogging the Path to True Happiness

Caryn Chow | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Awareness can come at any time, at any price, but for an expedited path to true happiness, my money's on meditation.

21 Golden Rules To Live By

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

I've committed my grandmother's invaluable wisdoms to memory and recall them whenever faced with uneasy decisions. It's amazing how a few simple words which we believe with conviction can enrich us with an incredible power to act and an unimaginable strength to recover.

Lights Go On -- Part VIII -- Feeling Love Toward...

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Dear Cells -- how often do I look at you and feel what you're doing?

How Well Do You Face the Trials and Tribulations of Your Life?

Judith Johnson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

Have you noticed that it isn't so much what happens to you that determines the quality of your life, but rather how well you deal with your life? It's about what goes on inside of you that matters far more than how you measure up to some external measurement of success.

5 Steps to Happiness

James Brown | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Recognize that this is a process. As you endeavor along, building skill here, embrace the unfinished state that we are all in.

What Is a Yoga Pose?

James Brown | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Using the physical body as the main component of a spiritual practice is newly popular and barely existed just a few decades ago. Prior to that, asana was viewed as a single limb on a larger tree, mostly used as a way to get the body ready to sit in meditation for a long time without distraction.

The Village and the Box: Chapter 3

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed before...

The Village and the Box: Chapter 2

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed before...

Wheelchair Wisdom: The Process of Creation

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Because I am an artist, my tremor reminded me of Auguste Renoir who, because of crippling arthritis, strapped brushes to his hands and painted with longer, more fluid strokes, resulting in some of his best works.

The Village and the Box: Chapter 1

Steve Robertson | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

Once upon a time, there was a village who unknowingly slept under the spell of enchantment that poured through a Box. Powerful magicians prayed befor...

Where Paths Meet

Mark Nepo | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

When we can be wholehearted, we welcome everything. Then, the journey is to see how everything goes together and works together, no longer choosing one way over another.

Lessening Our Pain

Mark Nepo | Posted 08.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Every life, in every age, has had to find its way: discovering a foundation, a self from which to meet others and the world, only to open beyond the confines of a single self, so we can receive meaning from everything that is not us.

Why You Should Always Trust Your Gut

Jennifer Grace | Posted 08.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Grace

We often hear competing advice from our own inner voice, too. We might hear "Follow your heart; go for it!" one moment and "Don't be a fool; that's too risky and you'll never succeed" the next.

Without Pause

Mark Nepo | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

This is the inspiring lesson of Beethoven's Opus 131: It mirrors the nonstop demand of life to have us make music of what we're given, not knowing what will happen. Inevitably, having to play seven movements without pause, the instruments will go out of tune.

Mindfulness Can Turn You On

Ora Nadrich | Posted 08.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

All of our senses are heightened when we are in a state of complete awareness, and what we hear, see, smell, taste or touch can be a sheer delight and fill us with complete pleasure.

On the Edge of God's Shimmer

Mark Nepo | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

We are here to love the light out of each other. It's not something we can plan or build, only ready ourselves for. My wife Susan is one who sees the light in my darkness. This is what relationship that endures can do. This reflection explores such grace.

How to Stop Sweating the Small Stuff and Find More Peace in Your Life

Mary Pritchard | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

For several years now, I have been trapped by the SuperWoman Syndrome. Like many other women, I thought I had to be all, do all, or I would be nothing. Needed something done? Feel free to pile it right on my plate. Sleep? Ha! It's overrated anyway.

In Your Company

Mark Nepo | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

One of the wonders and rewards for being open to life is that we chance, through our authenticity, to experience the essence of all those who ever lived. When we love completely, we chance to feel everyone who ever loved.