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4 Common Fears We Can All Learn To Combat

Rupa Mehta | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

We never say babies "fail" when they fall. We accept that falling is a part of the process and that they will ultimately stand up and try again. The same holds true for life. Failure gives us the crucial lessons we need to find in order to stand stronger and find new avenues for success.

On Meeting a Woman on the Way to Somewhere Else

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 11.04.2014 | Good News
Jeremiah Horrigan

I won't say I experienced some sort of transcendent moment then, that time seemed to stop and beckon me into some sort of new, spiritually enhanced state. But I will say this: Something told me the murder scene could wait for a while.

Are You Thriving or Surviving?

Laura Berger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

But see, I unfortunately can't get you around the stark reality that dictating a life of your own is not possible without having the guts to make it happen so you can watch everyone trying to figure out how they are going to get in the pool with you.

Is Michael Keaton's Birdman Buddhist?

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 10.23.2014 | Arts
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Michael Keaton's palpable, frenetic energy paired with an earthly and likable humanity as an actor makes him the perfect choice for this role.

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

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | 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.

Why Do We Poke Each Other in the Heart?

Ari Andersen | Posted 10.02.2014 | Religion
Ari Andersen

Look at the lengths to which people have gone to force their version of reality onto others in the name of this thing we call God. Think about all the religious wars that have taken place in human history, the degree to which we have made each other suffer because we find it unacceptable that two different versions of the same thing can exist.

The Art of Listening

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Serious listening is not selective, and involves a degree of compassion. Even the Buddha knew that.

Deepak Chopra's 'Future of God,' Part Three

Alex Kip | Posted 11.03.2014 | Religion
Alex Kip

"Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future." -- Robert H. Schuller Okay so now we've expanded our awareness and explored meditation, great! B...

Today's Buddha Doodle - Walking Meditation

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.03.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Today's Buddha Doodle - Through Thick And Thin

Molly Hahn | Posted 11.02.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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'The All-Knowing Buddha': A Journey To The Heart Of Tibetan Meditation

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion

Tibetan Buddhist deity Sarvavid Vairocana, also referred to as the All-knowing Buddha, embodies a visualization practice that is said to lead meditato...

Today's Doodle - Let a smile spread through your heart

Molly Hahn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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The Decadence of Persecuting Deviance

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Inquisitions to current day intolerant extremists, life and resources are wasted with perverted extravagance. Difference and deviance have become the most frequently employed rationale to persecute, punish and kill.

3 Steps to Happiness

Steven Crandell | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

Prayer can be a time of healing and recalibration. It can be a time for doubts and concerns. It can be a time when you reaffirm what you really believe is important, what you want to do with your life. The big thing is that it gives you the chance to choose the light every day.

The Lesson Of The Needle

Aimee Heckel | Posted 09.21.2014 | Arts
Aimee Heckel

What -- or who -- is living underneath my own skin? As I sit, I wonder. It could be my own Michelangelo angel. An octopus. A tree. Beneath my skin could be a flower, a lion, a snake. A demon.

5 Proven Strategies for Releasing Negative Thoughts

Michael J. Formica | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael J. Formica

We create our experience by virtue of how we are thinking about a particular situation, good, bad or indifferent. What's important to bear in mind is that if we can think ourselves in, we can always think ourselves out.

Smiling Into Summer: Cultural and Charitable Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.10.2014 | Arts
Jill Lynne

A bit bittersweet, this is the final exhibition at the familiar uptown Whitney - located in the Marcel Breuer building on Madison Avenue. It heralds its upcoming move down to the West Village/Meat Packing District (WV/MPD) - where the larger structure on Gansevoort Street - overlooks the Hudson River.

6 Steps to Mindfully Tune the Instrument of Self

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

Mindfulness improves your capacity to be reflective and receptive. Being reflective gives you access to information in your unconscious that's hidden from your conscious mind. It lets you receive subtle communications to help you live with more happiness, energy and grace.

Talk to Monkeys: Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 09.06.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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The Search for Anti-Mentors

William Irvine | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

In my previous post, I explained what mentors are and how they differ from teachers and coaches. I also said that we 21st century Stoics will be on th...

A Great Moment: Today's Buddha Doodle

Molly Hahn | Posted 08.27.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Sounds of One Hand Clapping

Francis Levy | Posted 08.09.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The "Tibet and India Buddhist Traditions and Transformations" show at the Met has just closed. But the writing was or, if we thinking in terms of tim...

These Gorgeous Book Sculptures Are Leaving Us Speechless

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

Sculpting a lifelike image out of clay or stone sounds like so great a challenge we can barely grasp it. But rendering such a likeness from a pile of ...

The Art of Nothingness

Daniel Levine | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Levine

My friend is freshly divorced. Mia is young and beautiful, and the wedding was a lavish celebration of their love. The marriage itself was quite short...

#LowSelfies: A New Healing Strategy for the Insecure

Anneli Rufus | Posted 08.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Anneli Rufus

In my new book, Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself, I call self-loathing a secret epidemic. One thing about us, the afflicted: We don't take selfie...