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4 Reasons Rumi Is The Inspiration For Today's Love Songs

Shahram Shiva | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Shahram Shiva

In the early days when I had just started translating and interpreting the works of the iconic the 13th Century Persian poet and philosopher Rumi, I became aware of what I thought then were strange similarities between Rumi lyrics and the American blues.

Soul Evolution Principal: The Four Stages

Shahram Shiva | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Change, expansion and evolution is the reality of the physical universe. Our own planet has undergone near five billion years of evolution. However,...

Ego Is Good

Shahram Shiva | Posted 07.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

There are a few common ways to control large groups of people, they include nationalism, promise of economic prosperity, spirituality and religion...

Are We All One?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Are we really all one, as we are being reminded seemingly on daily basis? The short answer is yes and no. Yes, because if we were to look at oursel...

Yes, You Can Take It With You: Debunking Old Beliefs

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

"You can't take it with you," "money is evil" and other such phrases, I believe, were invented by the ruling elite many centuries ago to create a se...

How to Manifest Your Vision

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

The great visionary Charles Chaplin in his 1952 movie Limelight talks about the law of desire and tapping into the universal energy. He says, "Life ...

Random Evolution, Intelligent Design or Both?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Right wing vs. left wing, Republican vs. Democrat, Intelligent Design vs. evolutionary theories, these constant battles of ideology seem to point to...

Does God Exist?

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

The English term God is too vague, vastly overused and no longer represents a unified idea. If I ask a hundred people about God in Los Angeles, I mi...

The Future of Yoga: The Big Reboot

Shahram Shiva | Posted 05.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Yoga gone mainstream is the best scenario that could have happened to our stagnate spirituality movement. Why stagnate? Because modern spirituality ...

From Fear-Based to Love-Based

Shahram Shiva | Posted 06.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Shahram Shiva

Fear sells. Religion, spirituality, marketing experts, politicians running for office and of course governments have long understood that one of the...

Finding Success in Surrender

Ari Andersen | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ari Andersen

"Once I decided I would be happy living in my truck, I was free." The man who said this to me never has to work again. He built a company from noth...

Do You Really Know How Powerful Your Intentions Are?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 05.26.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

Too often, in the busyness of our lives, our intentions are semi-unconscious, meaning they slip unnoticed directly through to the reactive habit-mind, circumventing the deeper contemplative self. As a result, we may make choices which spawn consequences that we may not anticipate.

The Essence of Cool

Anuraag Girdhar | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Anuraag Girdhar

Disclaimer: This article is for humorous purposes only. That being said, any resemblance to the opinions or ideologies of real persons, living or dead...

Let There Be Light: A Mindfulness Practice to Dispel Darkness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The practice is to remind yourself that in those unavoidable moments of darkness that come with the privilege of living in a human skin, it is the nature of the light to give itself to you unconditionally.

It's Not What You Look at That Matters, It's What You See

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The gift of conscious perception can be an astounding event that happens whenever we realize that it is we, and we alone, who assign meaning to whatever our eyes fall upon every moment of every day.

In Case You Missed It: I Am One with Social Media

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 02.27.2013 | TED Weekends
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Like pen pals, landlines and citizen band radio before, cyberculture is about navigating social spaces through use of new tools.

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.

The Most Silent Voice Is the One That Yells the Loudest: Unearthing the Spirit Within

Raymond Torres | Posted 11.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Raymond Torres

To truly exercise our most sacred ideals of "life and liberty" we must first be responsible to internally lay hold of who we are and not constantly live to appease other people's expectations or reactions of us.

The Limitless Treasure Of Who You Are

Gangaji | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

As I began to grow up, I attempted to define myself -- this presence of "I" -- through endlessly collecting information. In this natural process of mental awareness inhabiting a body, I discovered a symphonic mandala of sometimes competing, sometimes complementing explanations.

Identity Crisis In The Age Of Technology

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

What is causing us to relate to ourself in the third person, to want to turn ourself into a product? Are we afraid that if we don't continually tell the world who we are that we will be invisible?

Who We Are vs. Who We Should Be

Christine Sachs | Posted 06.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Christine Sachs

Perhaps if we can let go of the interpretation of what we think our lives should be, we might finally be able to fully embrace -- and celebrate -- what our lives are.

On Spiritual Truths

Sam Harris | Posted 08.16.2011 | Religion
Sam Harris

The fact that human consciousness allows for remarkable experiences does not make the worldview of Sayed Qutb, or of Islam, or of revealed religion generally, any less divisive or ridiculous.