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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.
Simply asking a few questions about sleep and dreams can open up a wealth of deeply meaningful images, feelings, and memories that help the individual anticipate and prepare for the end of life.
For much of my life I thought being a "true" Christian meant denouncing religion. Mentors would regularly and passionately remind me, "Faith is a RELATIONSHIP, not a RELIGION."
The point in discussing root cause is not for an academic volley, but to begin the work to treat the issue at the root.
When you have a deep desire to learn about what is in your highest good, you will listen to that quiet Guidance that speaks to you through your thoughts, feelings, images, and dreams, or even through the rocks and trees.
Intuition is not a rare quality confined for the clairvoyant few. Intuition is something we all have access to. Like any muscle, the more you pay atte...
The tree and the bird do not fear their death. It's death fear, of course, that makes us dread time's passage. The celestial watch keeper is nothing but fear writ large, tapping his clock face, reminding you that tempus fugit -- "time's a wastin'!"
Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. -Gospel of Matthew 5:7 He has been working on Sundays for 18 years, but he is not a minister...
Reduction of stress is an important step in normalizing the physiology so that it can function in an integrated and healthy manner, but "busting" stress is, after all, a side benefit of TM. Let's enjoy the natural outcome of this technique -- growing in unity consciousness -- enlightenment.
A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.