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Prayer and Meditation

Want Peace? Try Forgiveness

Sharon Frey | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sharon Frey

Indeed, it can be hard to "swim against the stream" of our reactions to injustice. But heading down the path of forgiveness can be as simple as knowing we each have this spiritual sense that can identify the good that's present even where it seems far from obvious.

Thoughts for a Time of Crisis

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

While we cannot undo the damage that has been done, we don't have to aid in the deterioration of humanity. We can be defenders of unity. We can decide that hatred, bigotry and indifference are unacceptable

Declare Freedom From the Super-Person Trap

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

Usually I would say yes and add to my already hectic workload. On the contrary, I blurted out no, and it shocked me! I think it shocked the other person even more, because they were so accustomed to me saying yes. That was one of the most liberating days of my life.

How to Heal Your Heart With Forgiveness

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Why would I, a physician, stop to discuss the act of forgiveness? Mind-body medicine focuses on the interaction between the mind and the body and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly affect health.

A Dose of Meditation for My Self-Hatred

Monique Ruffin | Posted 06.24.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Monique Ruffin

A while back it dawned on me. Well, it actually fell on me like a ton of bricks--my faithful companion was a nice dose of self-loathing. This wasn't t...

The Sacred Power of Rest

Jamelle Sanders | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamelle Sanders

This is the workaholic generation. We are proud of the countless hours that we put into our work. While I believe in producing excellent work, I am deeply conflicted about the lack of balance we have in our lives. You must have a time where you shut down your work and you take time to rest.

Ancestor Deficit Disorder

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

A tree without roots cannot grow. When we humans lose our roots, we too begin to wither -- losing our balance, our health and our spiritual foundati...

Life's Challenges Are Here to Stay

Valerie L. Dodson | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie L. Dodson

We must be flexible and adapt to the new demands of transformation and move forward. Reinvent, recreate, and restart. Whatever it takes, don't give up. Take the medicine, change the diet, do the walking. Learn to meditate. Just don't give up.

How to Meditate: Guided Practice for Stress Relief

David Magone | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Magone

At first, you may find that your mind wanders quite a lot. After a while though, you will find that it becomes easier to remain anchored to your object as the waves in your mind start to settle and your thoughts begin to slow.

Making Better, More Purposeful Choices

davidji | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living

"All living beings have actions (Karma) as their own, their inheritance, their congenital cause, their kinsman, their refuge. It is Karma that diffe...

Mindfulness Isn't a Trend, It's a Movement

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 06.25.2014 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

You and me? We can contribute to a more awake, or enlightened, society on a day-to-day level, using mindfulness as a way to become more clear on how to do that.

The Newest Trend in Yoga Jewelry: Wear Your Mala

Yoga Journal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Style
Yoga Journal

By Yoga Journal We love to wear our yoga, from tees to tattoos to jewelry that expresses our devotion to the practice. Malas, strands of 108 bead...

Do You Have 10 Minutes for God? A Practical Way to Pray for People Who Think They're Too Busy

William Stillman | Posted 05.24.2014 | Religion
William Stillman

While I would never discourage anyone from participating in religious service with a congregation, it's not about a place -- it's about a purpose. Please know that God is patient and always accessible to you no matter your environment or circumstances.

Fear Is Your Sweet Companion

davidji | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

The many stages of life, jobs, careers or relationships can create vulnerability, fear and anxiety. These transitional times bring on levels of uncertainty. We're not the person we once were, nor are we the one we're about to become. So we need to establish a life of living in a grounded state.

What Is Your Prayer?

Laura Bushnell | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Bushnell

God let us pray. This invitation is heard by millions of people every day. What I have realized through the years is that many people are confused as to how to pray. It is just assumed that we know how.

Can Mindfulness Breed Compassionate Leaders?

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.07.2014 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

Is mindfulness a trending topic because it makes us feel good about ourselves? If so, is that okay? Or is there a natural connection between the practice of meditation, a form of inner change, and societal transformation overall?

8 Days to Living With Purpose

davidji | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living

We all get to choose what we do with that time and how we feel about what we did with that time at the end of each day. Meditation can help you enjoy the moments a bit more, but only living life to its fullest can bring you the true joy we all crave.

I Heal

Steven Crandell | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

I heal. In these words, I invite you to find a practical strategy for living and a gateway to wholeness. To say, "I heal," is, of course, a descript...

My Personal Interpretation of the Lord's Prayer

William Stillman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
William Stillman

There's a trail through a wooded area near my house where I like to take long walks. It is here that I recite the Lord's Prayer. However, I've recently put emphasis on not just reciting but interpreting -- what is the true intention of each verse as it pertains to me.

What Will You Worship In 2014?

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Today we can ask ourselves the ultimate question: To what will we devote our life in this very short span of time that we have in this world? What will captivate us, be the focus of our life's energy, be what we care most about in the world. In short -- what will we worship?

The Words of our Mouths

Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff

We're a unique civil society, not founded on any specific religion or faith, and public sensitivity to the beliefs and feelings of others is part of being...civil.

Including the Earth in Our Prayers

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

We are part of a magical, beautiful, and suffering Earth, whose darkening we have created with our endless exploitation. The Earth, which is so infinitely generous, needs our prayers, needs our loving, our open hearts and remembrance.

Stop, Listen, Pray, Meditate

Michelle Renee | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Renee

I woke up yesterday morning and for some reason I felt an urge to sit on the side of my bed and immediately began to meditate and pray. I usually go i...

A Nation Prays In Mourning, Thanksgiving And Hope

Reuters | Ed Cropley and Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo | Posted 02.07.2014 | Religion

* Worshippers hold up ex-president as example to the world * Mandela is symbol of freedom and forgiveness, Zuma says * Services held in chur...

Getting Back to Our First Nature: Why the Mind Is the Key

Fr. Richard Rohr | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Fr. Richard Rohr

When we change our how, normally our what takes care of itself. And we will naturally move toward compassion, patience, understanding, forgiveness and inner freedom. We will learn to operate by our "first nature" instead of the learned, largely unconscious, "second nature" responses.