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Awareness

An Antidote for Our Anger

Terry Newell | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Terry Newell

Living is choosing. Next time you face life's pressures and pains, choose to savor something in each of those moments.

Seek and Ye Shall Find

Deborah Schoeberlein | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein

You know how it goes: If you're searching for personal meaning -- in a fortune cookie, horoscope or even a HuffPost bog -- you're going to find it.

The Two Faces Of Grace

Gangaji | Posted 05.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

The horrific face of grace can fill us with dread and fear when it appears, but if we are willing to welcome it -- as we welcome the good news of the grace of bounty -- it too brings us home.

Does Being Spiritual Make You A Doormat?

Natasha Dern | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

How does one walk the path of love, tolerance, compassion, forgiveness, etc. without becoming a doormat? This is a fundamental question, and one that's rarely addressed, if ever.

Knowing Your Body

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Over the years, I've seen the incredible benefits of placing awareness and positive attention on the vocal mechanism. What we mentally attend to -- even in the physical realm -- responds. Is the same not true for the rest of my body? For yours?

Why Yoga Is So Misunderstood: How It Has Gone From The Sane To The Bizarre

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Anyone can be a teacher as long as we chose that person to guide us, which doesn't mean that person has practiced all of the teachings or is living a yogic life.

How To Maintain Your Spiritual 'AAA Rating'

Malcolm Levene | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Malcolm Levene

To live a life that enables you to flourish, I encourage you to make the effort to be the best version of you that you can be. And know that with heightened awareness, an attitude that focuses on being upbeat, and actions that are disciplined by self rigor, you will experience yourself as being the person that you are truly proud of.

Living Transformation: The Future of Awareness

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 04.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Humanity is already moving into a new paradigm, even as we are standing in the rubble of the old one's demise. In this moment of time, when the chaos and disarray are still mounting and we cannot yet see the formation of what will follow, we can wring our hands and fall into fear, which is how the old domination model has maintained control throughout human history.

Embodying With Awareness

Willow Dea | Posted 04.17.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

Ultimately, if we "are what we teach," as Parker Palmer once famously offered, we are called to enact our deepest wisdom while we teach, parent, work, and walk through life.

What Your Heart Has To Say

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The heart is our emotional home where all our struggles, doubts and hurts are felt, as well as our longings, yearnings, joys and delights.

For the Interim Time...

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 04.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Miriam Mason Martineau

I learn to trust that, much like the growth that takes place beneath the earth before a new shoot appears, movement and evolution may rumble below the surface before making an obvious appearance.

Does Your Relationship Drive You Crazy?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 03.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We are not alone here. Each one of us -- both directly and indirectly -- affect each other; everyone and everything is dependent on everything else.

Telling the Truth About What Is Here

Gangaji | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

One of the most powerful phrases in human language is "I am here." It is powerful because it is utterly simple and profoundly true. Anything that is said or thought afterward is just an addition to this basic, unfaltering truth.

As Lives Progress, Do Values Change?

Gideon Gartner | Posted 02.27.2012 | Fifty
Gideon Gartner

"The Shift" is what people go through when they see life in a new way, change their values as a result, and ultimately become fulfilled.

Pink Is Not the Only Color of the Rainbow

Jonathan Agin | Posted 02.08.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Each year, come the end of September, you would think that pink is the only color in the rainbow. However, this tsunami of pink comes at a cost to many other causes.

Habit #3: Holding Space

Willow Dea | Posted 02.06.2012 | Education
Willow Dea

One of the functional practicalities of cultivating embodied awareness is the ability to hold space as a teacher. Holding space is a delicate balance between sensing, feeling and action.

As We Think So We Become

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Thoughts have energy; emotions have energy. They make us do and say things, act in certain ways, they make us jump up and down or lie prone in bed, they determine what we eat and who we love.

Can History Stop Repeating Itself?

Irene Tanner | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

There is only one way to live in a world without viciousness... radical change toward each other. We can become aware, compassionate and forgiving.

Rediscovering Your Natural Curiosity

Gangaji | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

Free unencumbered curiosity is possible for you now in your life. All that is required is willingness. That willingness is a servant to truth. That is what brought you here.

How To Meditate Into Higher States Of Consciousness

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Attaining higher states of consciousness does not require any complicated strategy; one just needs to learn the art of letting go. The confluence of knowledge, understanding and practice makes life complete.

5 Seducers That Steal Our Awareness and Contentment

David Nichtern | Posted 01.16.2012 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

The $64 question is, can we maintain balance, awareness and open-heartedness while we engage fully in the activities of this world? Can we make the five seducers work for us or will we work for them?

Why Your Intellect Is An Obstacle In Yoga

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Although it has its roots in Hinduism, yoga transcends the limitations of religion; it stands alone. Yoga means union; it is waking up to the beauty both within ourselves and realizing the sacredness of all life.

How Anger Hurts You

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

You may remind yourself a hundred times that you shouldn't get angry, but when the emotion comes, you are unable to control it. It comes like a thunderstorm. What can you do when anger rises in you?

Meditation For Non-Meditators

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 01.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Through meditation you come to realize that who you are is no longer sourced in your mind or body or even your ego-personality, but in something else, something deeper that exists "prior" to all of these different aspects of yourself.

Getting Off the Diet-Binge Hamster Wheel, For Good

Nancy Colier | Posted 01.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

The answer to the absence we feel is not to find something better to fill it with, but rather to bring our own presence into the absence, and finally allow the two to meet.