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Spiritual Development

A Conversation With Marianne Williamson

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

"Sometimes love sets limits. Sometimes love sets a boundary. That is true not only of the feminine within us but of any healthy psychological and even spiritual response."

Try It: Train Your Brain To Judge Less

Kripalu | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Kripalu

I've learned that the less I think my thoughts define who I am, the more I expand into the truth of my being. As I unstick me from my thoughts -- which is sometimes tender-painful, like peeling bare thighs off a hot seat in summer -- then the mean-girl stuff just floats away.

Embrace Imperfection: You Are Good Enough

Tara Brach | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

We all get caught in wants and fears, we all act unconsciously, we all get diseased and deteriorate. If we can learn to relax about imperfection, we no longer lose our life moments in the pursuit of being different and in the fear of what is wrong.

6 Ways To Listen To Your Higher Self

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 12.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

There is no right or wrong way to experience your Higher Self, but it is important to pay attention until you are sure you can discern it. Then you can learn to listen to it. This level of attainment also shifts our relationship to the ego.

How My Near Death Experience Helped Me Cope With My Brother's Death

Dr. Heidi Horsley | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Dr. Heidi Horsley

My story may have ended there, had it not been for a head on automobile collision I would have some 20 years later. I passed out on impact and was immediately enveloped by a warm bright light. As I moved towards the light I had the most euphoric feeling of love and inner peace that I had ever experienced.

Our Life Is Our Ministry

Raymond Torres | Posted 12.19.2012 | Religion
Raymond Torres

If you are a living person you need never second guess or question the worth of your existence. Your worth was "created in God's own image."

Detach From Drama

Ginnie Love | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ginnie Love

Detect and detach from the dramas of your life without delay and open your eyes to the world that lies beneath the surface of avoiding the true source of your needs. Stop procrastinating. You have been afraid of your own power for too long.

Release Your Fears And Flow Forward

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

What you have today is a result of what you've thought, believed and acted on yesterday. If you want something different tomorrow, start thinking, believing and doing differently today -- starting perhaps with a practice of trust, faith and letting go of fear.

Find Your North Star

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Gazing at Polaris, I asked myself, "What's my North Star?" One answer came to me immediately, and another just seconds later. Immediately I felt better, calmer and more resolved.

Finding Permanent Comfort in Times of Temporary Troubles

Guy Finley | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Guy Finley

Be here. Be still; quietly remember the presence of and within yourself, and you will know, without thinking, that while all around you everything changes, within you lives something unchanging.

'I Have Aha Moment Exhaustion!' My Afternoon With Oprah And Rick Warren

Wardah Khalid | Posted 12.12.2012 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

By the end of the program, tears had been shed, "hallelujahs" were cried out and souls were opened up to the possibility of living for something more in this life.

How Music Affects Our Spirit (WATCH)

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

How does music and sound affect the spirit? Be inspired by my conversation with Masood Ali Khan and Sheela Bringi on "Music and the Spirit."

Why You Should Love Your Darker Parts, Too

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

We humans are susceptible to the erroneous thought that we are separate entities. This is not the truth, but we've contracted a case of amnesia in which we have fallen asleep and forgotten the truth of who we are.

Eliminating Anger by Changing Your Views

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

Lojong is Tibetan for "mind training," and this type of meditation is very effective as a tool for changing the world we perceive. In this blog, I am going to explain some of the ideas to contemplate in lojong practice in order to change the views that cause you to become angry.

WATCH: A Meditation For Releasing Inner Conflict

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

I just finished the first 56 hours of my Kundalini teacher training and I was inspired to vlog about the importance of a committed spiritual practice. In this video I offer you a Kundalini meditation called "Inner Conflict Resolver Reflex."

Some Perspective: The Buddha Had Flaws, Too

Tara Brach | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

Our most habitual and compelling feelings and thoughts define the core of who we think we are. If we are caught in the trance of unworthiness, we experience that core as flawed.

WATCH: 'We Become Wherever We Put Our Attention'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Where are you focusing your attention? How would you benefit from more focus? Be inspired by my conversation with Elena Brower on "The Art of Attention."

On Rebirth

Maggie Lyon | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

Each pregnancy is different. For me this one in particular has been about unweaving and sweeping out some of the most nagging and difficult thought patterns and threads of my early life.

Finding Inner Peace: A HuffPost Religion Community Guide

Posted 10.01.2012 | Religion

A contented sigh. An aura of calmness. Feelings of peace are sought after in our busy lives. For International Peace Day, HuffPost Religion complied a...

WATCH: How To Benefit From Meditation

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

What is the connection between yoga and spirituality? How can you benefit from meditation? Be inspired by my conversation with Reverend Jaganath Carrera on "Yoga and Spirituality."

Conversation with Cyndi Lee on 'Integrating Your Self'

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 11.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Do you ever feel like you're running around like a chicken with its head cut off? How can you integrate the various pieces of yourself together? Be inspired by my conversation with Cyndi Lee on "integrating your self."

Are You Resilient? One Woman's Ability To Bounce Back

Meryl Hartstein | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Meryl Hartstein

Through my life, the one strength that I could always rely on was my ability to bounce back. Not just a little bounce that you would see with a rubber ball, but a huge super-ball kind of bounce. For every adversity, I would become more and more resilient.

Bodhisattvas and Political Engagement

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

Should Bodhisattvas become involved in the political arena as a method of helping everyone attain the requisites of a spiritual life? My answer to this question is, "Yes."

Life's Crossroads: How To Thrive In Times Of Change

Linda Durnell | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

When I'm faced with fear at life's inevitable crossroads, I have learned to "let it rip" and charge "no holds barred" into the abyss -- if for no other reason than to see what is there.

I Tried So Hard To Please...

Steve McSwain | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Through much of my adult life, I tried so hard to please. Then, one day, I realized no one was watching. Correction! I realized I was no longer watching.