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When Things Get Tough: Surrender

Mansal Denton | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mansal Denton

As Winston Churchill's quote shows, many people get sucked into the trap of believing there is always a way of fighting out of the problem. The irony is that fighting or resisting a problem often leads it to persist.

How to Build a Better World

Jennifer Ka | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Ka

Our Earth will always provide us with what we need, but we have become ungrateful and hurtful to our home. What we can do is to start facing ourselves and remove the blocks that keep us from flowing to the tune of nature's melody.

Learning to Surrender

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 09.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Mckown

"Always say 'yes' to the present moment ... Surrender to what is. Say 'yes' to life -- and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rathe...

Know Place Like Home: Enjoying the Unpredictable Marriage of Surrender and Trust

Greg Archer | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

What it would it take to fully allow ourselves to, say, practice the art of something like Surrender and Trust--on an ongoing basis? What it would it take to remain married to them? And what it would take to let go of having things be a certain way so that we are comfortable?

Ever Lose Patience With God?

Patty Kogutek | Posted 09.04.2015 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

We lose patience often, even with God. Why doesn't He answer my prayer? Sometimes we just have to give in - surrender to something or someone bigger than us. The disastrous fires in the Northwest have provoked this feeling of helplessness and sometime hopelessness in my prayer life.

What Every Entrepreneur Feels (At Some Point) but Rarely Ever Says

Maggie Rowe | Posted 08.25.2015 | Women
Maggie Rowe

Dear Universe, I QUIT! I'm so tired of "trying" to figure it all out! I'm trying this... I'm trying that... I'm trying to "create clients" I'm tryin...

Mindfulness: Do You Have the Courage to Surrender?

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steven Crandell

As a kid, I dreaded having to say, "uncle." Red-faced and sweating, I would struggle with all my strength to avoid getting pinned on the playgroun...

Why You Need to Let Go of Your Dreams

Tammy Letherer | Posted 07.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tammy Letherer

Listening to his story, I have to agree that yes, haggling can be fun -- on the streets of Beijing. But do I really want to haggle with Spirit? I can afford to live in trust, knowing that all I love, all that I dream about, will return to me.

Surrender for Life

James Altucher | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
James Altucher

We were the only people who visited Michael Singer. In 1971 he moved to a small plot of land in his van. His hope was to basically sit there and surrender to whatever the universe had to offer.

What Happens When You Don't Care

James Altucher | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business
James Altucher

The worst thing that happened to me in five years happened three months ago. But, wait, I don't want to be complaining. More on that in a second.

Sweet Surrender: The Art of Going With the Flow

Mary Pritchard | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Two years ago I got an intuitive hit that I should write a book about awakening the goddess within. As I am a psychologist and body image expert, I ig...

What Do Little Children Know That You Don't?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

At that moment, I remembered the passage in the scriptures, "Except ye become as little children..." Wow, I thought, now I get it: The mind of this child only knows how to be in the Now.

What It Means to Surrender

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 06.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

Of the many lessons on my path of spirituality, the one that took me the longest to learn was surrender. In theory, I knew that in order to flow with ...

5 Ways to Modify Your Yoga Practice as You Age

Joan Moran | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

I cherish more deeply my longevity in yoga and meditation and honor my body with greater awareness of my limitations. I no longer hold on to the perfect. I am simply grateful that I have so much mobility at 70. Like life, a yoga practice is constantly and perfectly in transition.

What Does it Really Mean When People Lift Up Their Hands at Church?

Brooke Metz | Posted 05.18.2015 | Religion
Brooke Metz

The band's playing. Everyone's singing. Some people even have their hands lifted up in the air. If you've ever been to church, you probably know what I'm talking about. When I was younger, I thought the people waving their hands all over the place were kind of weird.

How I Released Control and Discovered True Love

Cathy Cassani Adams | Posted 04.19.2015 | Good News
Cathy Cassani Adams

I live life with fewer answers and a lot more questions. I no longer believe that I know what is best for others.

Valentine's Day -- When the Heart Is Pierced

Sonia Taitz | Posted 04.11.2015 | Women
Sonia Taitz

From a passionate writer in a practical world, here's my advice: Let it happen. Love is a very interesting kiss of life. And whether it lasts or not, whether it's practical or not, it's here for its own reasons, a gift of expanding consciousness that takes us by surprise.

Crack Your Heart Wide Open

Carolyn Messere, MD | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Messere, MD

For 18 years, I met people on what was arguably the worst day of their lives. You have cancer. You have a bowel obstruction and need emergency surgery. You need to have your entire colon removed and poop in a bag for the rest of your life.

The Insidiousness of Excuses

Wendy Reese | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

The moment this awareness hit me was days after learning of a friend's death. I avoided doing something that would have been beneficial and healthy fo...

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular hab...

2015: Explore the 'No Resolution' Solution

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 02.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Success Is Not About Who Wins the Race, It's About Who Finishes. "The road to success leads through the valley of humility, and the path is up the l...

The Beauty of Saying 'F*ck it!'

Wendy Reese | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Wendy Reese

I needed to let go of the excuses. Immediately my mind went into overtime trying to bring me back to the right route to the pain-free zone. This internal tug of war was mentally and physically exhausting. All I could do was throw my hands in the air and say, 'F*ck it! I surrender.'

Knowing When to Hold On and Knowing When to Let Go

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The Wisdom of the Sacred Continuum "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." -- Ecclesiastes 3:1 MacDoodle...

The Art of Mindfully Letting Go With Buddha's Four Noble Truths

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

By looking at these four central tenets of Buddhism we can better understand how micromanaging our circumstances can cause us to become agitated and restricted. Instead, when we learn to let go of our attachments we can transform our lives in an innovative way.

How To Finally Stop Chasing Perfectionism

Michelle Zarrin | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Zarrin

Perfectionism is rigid. Surrender and acceptance are flexible. Flexibility is a portal into flow. Flow is where the beauty of this life resides.