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Awareness

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.

More Education and Awareness Needed in Fight Against HIV/AIDS

David Catania | Posted 12.24.2011 | DC
David Catania

The District's continuing fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic remains a central pillar of our public health infrastructure, and with good reason.

Listen To The Stories You Tell Yourself

Gangaji | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

At any point, in any situation, in any story in your life, you have the capacity and the choice to actually discover what is underneath the language of thought. What is unaffected, unmoved, unbound by the telling of any story?

How To Be Completely Honest With Yourself

Gangaji | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

By inquiring into your life story, you can recognize the layers of ephemeral distraction that keep your attention busy with entanglements. When you recognize this, you can reclaim your attention.

Do You Discriminate? 4 Ways To Find Out

Isha Judd | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

When we become the love, we embody everything. When we limit ourselves to our personalities and belief systems, there is no room in our boxes for anything else.

A User's Guide To Human Consciousness

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

When our perceptions of ourselves, others and the world we live in are based on little or no conscious awareness and intention to create greater health and well-being, our lives are defined by the autopilot recycling of our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

A Mysterious Compulsion To Evolve

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 10.15.2011 | Religion
Andrew Z. Cohen

When time began, for an unknown reason, something came from nothing. Suddenly, an impulse emerged -- the impulse to become, to create, to evolve.

My Experiments In Giving Sandwiches To Strangers

Viral Mehta | Posted 09.19.2011 | Healthy Living
Viral Mehta

We are governed by questions like, "What can this person do for me? What can I get out of this situation?" At the root of being me-oriented is a mental orientation of the cup being half-empty.

What Would A 'Conscious Judaism' Look Like?

Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman | Posted 09.12.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Geoffrey A. Mitelman

Consciousness -- awareness, intentionality and self-knowledge -- has become a rich source of scientific inquiry. Interestingly, these ideas also have deep resonance with teachings found within Jewish tradition.

An Epidemic Of Apathy Toward World Affairs

Adora Svitak | Posted 08.15.2011 | Impact
Adora Svitak

We try to live in a bubble of Priuses and occasional donations, shopping trips to buy sustainably made $40 shorts with our friends, conversations about school events and neighborhood redecorations.

Grads: You Are Not Amazing

Rev. Anne Howard | Posted 08.14.2011 | Religion
Rev. Anne Howard

The Dalai Lama said, "There is nothing amazing about being highly educated; there is nothing amazing about being rich. Only when the individual has a warm heart do these attributes become worthwhile."

How To Meditate Through Strong Emotions

David Nichtern | Posted 07.24.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

It is not recommended to use meditation as a way of repressing our emotions by forcibly silencing them in order to achieve a superficially imposed sense of peace and quiet.

Consciously Recognizing Ourselves Before We Die

Duane Elgin | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Duane Elgin

The afterlife is unknown; however, our invisible body of music, light and love that lives in eternity is knowable.