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Inner Wisdom

Using Life's Speed Bumps To Your Advantage

Pam Grout | Posted 02.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Pam Grout

Reaching any goal, manifesting any desire is a simple matter of deciding that you want it and starting to move in that direction. It's no more complicated than driving from say, Los Angeles to San Francisco.

Mindfulness, Dorothy, and that Yellow Brick Road: 5 Hot Treasure-Hunting Tips

Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC | Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Melanie Harth, Ph.D., LMHC

These simple tools can help us get started on the ultimate treasure hunt, where self-awareness and self-acceptance reign, and conscious choices begin rocking our world, rather than the more common suffering-is-all mindset.

Get The Most Out Of Your Meditative Practice

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

A consistent, daily practice of yogic meditation chips away at the workings of the mind. As we devote ourselves to this practice over time, we empower ourselves to observe our ego as being separate from ourselves. This allows a more natural insight to emerge.

Are You Living Your Own Life, Or Someone Else's?

Rob White | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

Choose freedom. Dare to think for yourself. Your very choice is an expression of affection for the true you. I think Alan Watts would agree there is no more noble act than to elevate your consciousness above the roar of what others have to say, so you can hear what you have to say.

This Will Nourish Your Soul (And You Can Find It Just About Anywhere!)

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

To let go and fall into the arms of silence carries us into the sweetness of surrender. It is to become a master in the humble art of living.

Need to Jump-Start Your Spiritual Life?

Russ Gerber | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Russ Gerber

What can break through entrenched, old thought patterns and lead you forward is an inspiring idea, a revelation, that becomes a door-opener to a new direction to take, a new next step in your career, new and expanded opportunities you hadn't seen.

11 Ways Silence Can Strengthen Your Soul

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

As soon as we enter into silence, there are gifts that renew and strengthen our essential selves. These gifts are qualities that enlighten and bring real joy. I call these qualities "muscles of the heart."

On Love As Your Guiding Principle

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Love became my "true north" -- my guiding principle for acting from my highest and best self. When I am confused and upset, I need something simple and easy to remember. So my "guiding question" in a tough moment is: "What would love do?"

10 Ways To Stop Fear From Getting In Your Way

Anne Naylor | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Fear often shows up when we face the unknown. The heightened energy of fear can serve to put you on alert, to find the information or resources you might need for the future, to stimulate your creativity and imagination to fulfill your goals and objectives.

The 50K Lie

Rob White | Posted 05.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

What would the world be like if we all became better at catching lies in the making? Would there be less lying all around? Maybe not, but there would likely be fewer victims if people could learn the signs and signals that they're in the process of being duped.

It's Not Magic -- It's Manifesting!

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Here's the deal: We're all super attractors. We all have the power to co-create our reality. The only problem -- often we use our power wrongly. We think we're playing magic tricks with the universe when really we just need to be more creative.

Failure: A Stepping Stone to the Ultimate

Sadhguru | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

You can use the various situations in your life to make yourself stronger and better, or you can sit and cry. This is the choice you have. If you have set your life up to experience growth and well-being, everything in life becomes beneficial.

Just Because We Can, Does It Mean We Should?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

As a society, we are doing serious damage to ourselves and we need to ask why. Maybe it is time to get back to basics.

On Balancing Self-Love And Self-Improvement

Pamela Dussault | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

It has been said in the Hindu tradition that we are blessed with 1,000 gifts. Whether or not this is true, surely the idea of that statement moves us to look at what gifts we do have, instead of the gifts that we are always searching to get.

What Hurricane Sandy Can Teach Us About the Principle of Thought

Garret Kramer | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Garret Kramer

In the wake of Sandy, I've been reflecting on the relatively upbeat and supportive mood around here and what it can teach us: Specifically, these questions: How come we can't pull together like this all the time?

Beware of Things on Which We All Agree

Gordon Livingston, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gordon Livingston, M.D.

In our daily lives we are confronted by what might be termed "the conventional wisdom," things we are taught from an early age and have heard repeated so often that we assume they must be true.

Practice Mindfulness To Change Your Self-Perception

Tara Brach | Posted 12.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

The two parts of genuine acceptance -- seeing clearly and holding our experience with compassion -- are as interdependent as the two wings of a great bird. Together, they enable us to fly and be free.

Are You Aligned With Your True Self? Try This Exercise To Find Out

Terri Cole | Posted 12.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Questioning the status quo in your life is a way to reveal and honor your authentic self. An autopilot response is based on the past and someone else's choice or desire. In order to evolve and grow, you have to be willing to honor your authentic feelings and beliefs as they evolve.

Want To Start Fulfilling Your Dreams? Here's How

Maggie Lyon | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

To meet, manifest, or fulfill our dreams, we must accept where and who we are today. Life dreams are not hallucinations or fantasies that thrust us out of the present moment, but are instead about living in ultimate alignment with the truth of who we are in the present moment.

Empowered Living: Make The Right Choices For Your Future Self

Michael Neill | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The guidance of our wisdom is always available to us, but at times can be a bit hard to hear amidst the noisy chatter of our fearful thoughts. But once we do begin to hear it and understand its significance, there's no going back.

Looking For Guidance? 3 Ways To Find It (VIDEO)

Sura | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

Guidance comes through when you're willing to let go of your attachment to "the answer" and willing to live in the question of what it is you want to create. You must be willing to release your expectations of life. There is no "trying" in receiving guidance. It is an act of surrender.

What Makes An Extraordinary Teacher?

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

As teachers, we hope to empower and enliven our students so much that they are able to stand fully on their own two feet, imbued with the wisdom that they've taken on as their own.

8 Times You're DEFINITELY Right

Posted 05.15.2014 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Sometimes, irrational and even nonsensical actions add a dose of delight. Here's how to -- poof -- create some for the people you l...

Do You Believe What You Say? Why You Should Challenge Your Own Beliefs

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Many of us give ourselves permission to say things we really don't believe; challenging our beliefs can serve as a filtering system that enables us to compare what is in our minds and in our hearts and to confirm there is a congruency between thought and belief.

Where Has All the Magic Gone?

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

One great sadness in my life is the seeming lack of magic that can, when tended, illuminate people from the inside. These are the people who, when we meet them, give out a real sense that here is someone doing justice to a life.