When "thinking outside the box" calls forth such profound, often life-changing responses in the practitioner, the sensed boundaries of the body disappear. No longer does the skin form a barrier, however permeable, between inside and outside, between self and other.
I believe the prayer of the day should be that Congress votes against a military intervention -- even a limited, air-power-only intervention -- by the United States.
From the point of view of the Jewish American community, we take responsibility for ourselves and each other and know we are all in this together. Looking back at the past year, we pray.
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Mahatma Gandhi Ready for a good news story? As this letter of gratitude ...
The most common obstacle that stands between more inner peace and us is stress. Our mental, emotional, and physical stressors push us further away from experiencing peace or achieving coherence.
Although women have been granted the right to wear tallitot at the Wall, the future for a pluralistic Judaism there is dubious in light of the Mendelblit plan. Yet Hallel Abramowitz-Silverman is optimistic.
Getting your mind to move outside your head is relatively easy. If you burn your hand on the stove, your attention immediately rushes there. The heartache of unrequited love takes one's attention to the center of the chest.
White Buffalo Day is August 27th and we invite you to join us in keeping the vision of healing, and unity alive in the hearts of the people.
Happiness is a treatment we can all prescribe for ourselves and watch as it truly does take center stage in our life.
Where I'm from, we love God, music and food. All that food got to be a problem.
Here are your first week's invocations to return you to yourself so you can clear the way inside to invoke the clearest vision of your life. When you are relaxed, breathe and say out loud the first day's invocation. Take it in and sit with your feelings. Breathe and do it again.
Do make time. Otherwise, instead of honoring the hours of your life when you get to savor what matters most, you'll lose hours and days worried and stressed.
"Everybody is different. How they approach illness is different. Ultimately it's finding homeostasis for each person. People think perfection is not having illness, but really I think it's learning to live with what we've been given and to do that well."
Since the genesis of my divinity school career, I have spent more Sundays in the comfort of my bedroom than listening to sermons in stiff-backed pews. This routine is less rebellion than it is the setting aside of time for another important act of worship in my life: the leisurely consumption of coffee.
The most important legal battle in the country was for the past few years quietly being waged here in Greece, N.Y., a small enclave near Rochester.
As fewer young people fill the pews of houses of worship, some congregations are trying innovative ways to halt the exodus of young adults from organized religion. But it is a massive challenge.