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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.

The Ripple Effect Of Common Courtesy

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

I believe that mindfulness laced with consideration for others executed at the smallest scale can actually change the world. Usually we tell people to think bigger, but in this case maybe thinking smaller could be very powerful.

How To Develop Your Intuition

Anne Hill | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

In the interest of having some guidelines about how to develop and apply intuition in a business setting, here is a quick primer on what intuition is, how to sharpen it and when to use it.

How To Transform From Victim To Creator

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

Ultimately there are two attitudes we can take in life: the attitude of a victim, or of a creator. A creator praises their creation; a victim criticizes. A creator lives in appreciation; a victim in complaint, not taking responsibility.

What Is The Significance Of Dreams?

Sadhguru | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

What is a dream? Most dreams, over 90 percent of them, are just unfulfilled desire. Because you have no control over this [desire], you are not playing the desire, the desires are playing you.

The Best Non-Scientific Benefits Of Meditation

Susan Piver | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Piver

No matter what perspective you come from, the benefits of meditation are numerous and deep. Here is my list.

When You Accidentally E-Mail, Facebook or LinkedIn an Enemy

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

What many of us fail to realize is that with a simple click of the mouse, our worlds open up far and wide, and, along with long lost friends, people we have consciously chosen to close out of our lives come tumbling back in.

Overcoming Shyness

Isha Judd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

The only thing you need do is find security within yourself -- to reach the point where what you think of yourself becomes more important than any external opinion.