So maybe your life is a little off track. Whose isn't? Whoever you are and whatever you're struggling with, the basics that can put you back on track and keep you there are the same.
Less than three years after I chose to live as a Christian back in my hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, I was living in the student quarter of Paris at twe...
For the first time in a generation, the Supreme Court is revisiting an issue that has divided, confused and angered Americans for many decades: What's in and what's out when it comes to prayer at government meetings?
There is nothing easy about reading the story of Pastor Saeed Abedini, and it's been getting worse.
I suspect that one reason they chose that location was precisely so that they would be seen. Christian culture in America often encourages public prayer, and the more public the better. It is a public statement, meant to be seen and heard.
The Supreme Court is hearing a case today about whether the act of opening government meetings with official prayer is constitutional -- or if doing so steps on the First Amendment and unlawfully puts the government in the business of promoting religion.
Finally, I made it to the ashram. Ever since reading Eat, Pray, Love and being jealous of Elizabeth Gilbert's journey, I dreamed of jumping out of my life for a while and hanging out in India with super spiritual people and a guru who would fill me up with tranquility.
Today marks the 65th year I've been breathing on the planet. And, let me tell you, it's been quite a journey... one not for the faint-hearted, but one filled with grit and grace, overwhelming beauty, dizzying despair, incredible inspiration and as much drama and comedy as my ego could possibly drum up.
I was diagnosed with stage four cancer at only 33 years old. For some reason the thought of "Why ME? Why is this happening to me?" never repeated over and over in my mind. I certainly wasn't expecting this diagnosis, but I know the statistics.
How does little ol' me relate to a higher and deeper power like You? I can't even truly relate to a river, a tree, the force of electricity, magnetism, or gravity. How much more so can I connect with You who transcends it all?
The priceless touch from fingertips belonging to my beloved's hands... Witnessing the result of the manipulation of molten precious metal into handcra...
I read Proof of Heaven when it was first released, and I met Dr. Alexander briefly at a talk he gave in New Bedford, Mass. in the spring, but I relished having an hour of his time recently to discuss the questions I'd considered since I first followed his story in the headlines.
Awareness can come at any time, at any price, but for an expedited path to true happiness, my money's on meditation.
The story starts, in my life, when I was first a student in college. I grew up an atheist, and I did not discover Judaism and religion until I was a student in college. In fact, I met God and Elana the same semester; it was clearly my season of love!
Yes, we certainly need more regulations and oversight over who can buy a gun, what guns are acceptable for public ownership, and when and where they can be carried.
There is so much beauty all around you. Open up, take a deep breath and let it in! Let every moment be a meditation.