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If you want to know what your values are, just look at your own life. Your life looks like your values. A lot of us think we have higher or spiritual values, but those values are not necessarily reflected in our so-called personal lives.
I want a dream to take us deeper, to see everything as a gauzy display of images. Dreams help me see through ordinary experiences to their underlying narratives and images and mysteries.
The power of love to dissolve negativity cannot be underestimated. This power becomes our closest ally in removing the emotional blocks that keep us isolated from our love source.
Living by deliberation means intentionally aligning your thoughts, behaviors, and choices with who you really are, and the outcomes you're trying to achieve.
There are two ways that you can experience the intoxicating joy, profound peace and ecstatic wakefulness of the Ground of Being: spontaneously or through effort.
Not all contemplative paths kindle the same doubts or present the same liabilities. There are, in fact, many methods of meditation and "spiritual" inquiry that can greatly enhance our mental health while offering no affront to the intellect.
After the recent announcement of the Church of England Synod's decision to approve the appointment of women bishops, I couldn't help but say to myself, "Keep calm and hurry up already!"
Forgiving others does not fix their mistakes. We forgive them to release ourselves from the heavy burden of holding grudges and carrying bitterness...
I considered that maybe the thoughts creating that feeling were just bobbing around, looking for a safe place to land. A little like me in a dressing room, trying on a hundred pair of jeans until I find the best fit.
I have been sitting at my computer for two weeks off and on searching for places to go. Yes, I am an adventurer. I love to travel, meet people, live...
For most of the 20th century, lucid dreaming received almost no attention from mainstream psychologists. Most researchers seemed to think it was impo...
A year ago, I was living in San Francisco and working as a corporate consultant. Then one night, as I was packing my suitcase for a business trip to Switzerland, I got a phone call that had me quit my job and get on a plane home to Australia instead.
My entering the room of a dying 30-, 60- or 80-year-old to offer prayer exists amid the backdrop of torrential violence and global conflict.
While you might not be aware of it, we all have at least a second to choose how we want to respond to a trigger -- and most times more than a second. If you choose to take the breath and tune in, you have a chance of responding from your loving adult self rather reacting from your ego wounded self. You have the chance to move into compassion for yourself.
Prayer can be a time of healing and recalibration. It can be a time for doubts and concerns. It can be a time when you reaffirm what you really believe is important, what you want to do with your life. The big thing is that it gives you the chance to choose the light every day.