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Spiritual Development

Your Past Need Not Become Your Future

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Today is a very special day. It has never happened before and it will never happen again. And we have no idea what will come next. What a great day just to be here. To show up now. The perfect day to let the past rest where it is and let the future take care of itself.

Silent Retreat: More Than Broccoli for the Soul -- It's Chocolate!

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

In normal life we are trapped, watching our mind racing around the track of our non-stop thoughts going around and around and around. Love is a silent retreat, enjoying no mind, no thought. The stillness all around touches the quiet inside.

Simple Peace: A Letter To St. Francis Of Assisi From St. Clare

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

Everyone wants peace, Francis, but they do not know the source of this peace. You must teach them. Real peace comes only from a peaceful heart! And a peaceful heart comes from finding so much God inside that there is no room for anything else but peace.

Something Inside

KidSpirit | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
KidSpirit

Some people have that sixth sense, knowing when change is around the corner. Others stumble blindly into it, like going through a pitch black tunnel, when one turn careens you into the light.

Deepak Chopra: Scientific Proof of God?

The Chopra Well | Posted 05.27.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

What it comes down to, then, and what science helps us consider, is that there is an omnipotent, omnipresent force in the universe that creates everything we see, touch, taste and experience.

Want To Still Your Yo-Yo Mind? (WATCH)

John-Roger | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Roger

That Utah night so long ago was a turning point in my awareness because, at 16, I realized that there is something other than my mind that is part of my being. I realized that if I could say, "I want my mind to leave me alone," there was another part of me identifying myself as "I" and "me."

Kindness, the Anti-YouTube Sensation

Marie Woolf | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Marie Woolf

It seems that noble qualities are valued in proportion to how publicly they are witnessed, and the more public, the more elevated, the more elevated, the more isolated.

In Praise of Following Random Instincts

Sasha Cagen | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Sasha Cagen

In a rational culture like the United States where you are supposed to have a plan (and a retirement plan), it can feel countercultural to follow a quirky whisper, intuition or impulse.

Why You Should Never Doubt Yourself

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Realistically, we should know ourselves better than knowing anyone else, but more often than not we tend to dislike ourselves, are constantly finding fault, and so reject what we find. Then we look for love anywhere other than with ourselves.

My Experience With John of God

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

In this video, I tell the story of how this miracle man guided my spiritual awakening, reorganized my plans and changed my life forever.

Living on the Edge of Everything

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

Those who seem to be most alive, most in touch with life and their own creative powers are individuals who are demonstrating what it means to live on the edge of their own potential.

Tell The Truth, Beginning With Yourself

Rabbi Alan Lurie | Posted 05.20.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Alan Lurie

The Talmud states, "Truth is the seal of the Holy One." And from the Gospel of John comes Jesus' famous decree, "The truth will set you free." Spiritual development can only be built on a continual commitment to speaking the truth, which is God's signature.

Right View and Patience

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

After we learn to view anger as a dysfunctional emotion, we can work on changing our views of the situations that cause us to become angry into views that do not lead to anger.

Why the World Needs More Spiritual Heroes

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

"The way I see leadership is that a leader is really the symbolic soul of group consciousness. And the soul is our core consciousness, for lack of a better word, where we find meaning, context, relationships, and the yearning to access the larger archetypal being that we really are."

What Are Your Soul's Questions?

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 05.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

Each soul is called to to particular questions. Those questions will be asked again and again, explored, traversed over and over, through the life experiences of the person who houses that soul. Their struggles, trials, and awakenings are explorations of their soul's few key questions.

12 Basic Truths For Lenten Living

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Cultivate simplicity. Learn to communicate in non-verbal ways. When you use words, have them say what you mean. If there is a key to your mystery, let people have it so they can understand you.

The Top 5 Most Inconvenient Spiritual Truths

Next Avenue | Posted 03.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Suzanne Gerber We may not like them, but teachers say the sooner we learn to accept them, the happier we'll be I...

Can You Be Enlightened And Neurotic At The Same Time?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

As awareness develops and awakening occurs, so there is an inner spaciousness around whatever we are feeling or going through that allows us to embrace the feeling without owning it; we can witness the story without becoming an actor in the drama.

A Child's Mind Undone

Shaman Durek | Posted 05.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Shaman Durek

Many adults are completely separated from the truth of who and what they are, following the patterns of their own conditioning. When these adults interact, they hold the expectation of truthfulness for the other but not for themselves.

6 Tips For Expressing Your Authentic Self

Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

'Please Love Me'

Tara Brach | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Whether grieving the loss of our own life, or another's, we each have the capacity to see past the veils of separation. If our hearts are willing, grieving becomes the gateway to loving awareness, the entry into our own awakened nature.

The Diminished Retributive God

Eldon Taylor | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Eldon Taylor

If we are all a part of god, then god's retribution is somewhat analogous to the idea of cutting off our nose to spite our face. So does that mean that bad goes unpunished by this god?

5 Unconventional Ways To Cope With Divorce

Pamela Dussault | Posted 05.05.2013 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

Despite all the anguish one is going through, divorce happens to be a catalyst for discovering who you really are.

The End of Fear

Suza Scalora | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

I know why people journey from around the globe to be in Eckhart Tolle's presence; he personifies the awareness and stillness of which he writes. Sitting with a human being who is absent of compulsive thinking, judgments and mental commenting is a remarkable and unique experience.

How to Be Your Own Guru

Ora Nadrich | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ora Nadrich

By connecting to your inner teacher, you can be your own guru first and foremost, and even if you choose to follow a guru, teacher or master, you always have yourself to check in with along the way to see if you're in agreement with their teaching or comfortable with the experience.