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Devotion

Who Reads the Bible -- and Why

David Briggs | Posted 03.07.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

About half of Americans read the Bible on their own, and four in five people who read it as part of their personal lives open it at least once a month.

2 Steps To Start Your Spiritual Journey

OWN | Posted 12.21.2013 | OWN

Growing up in a strict and traditional household, bestselling author Dani Shapiro says her religious beliefs stemmed from her parents. Later in life, ...

7 Places Where Your Pain Hides

Posted 11.12.2013 | OWN

The author of Devotion: A Memoir explains where to find those private, personal aches. 1. In Our Bones (Literally) Once, at the end of a yoga cla...

Manifesting Our Destiny With Imagination, Devotion and Courage

Faisal Hoque | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

We repeatedly find ourselves in stormy waters, strong tides, and facing fierce winds. But that elemental energy can be harnessed and converted into productive, sustainable, and positive relationships and outcomes.

5 Steps to Happiness

James Brown | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

Recognize that this is a process. As you endeavor along, building skill here, embrace the unfinished state that we are all in.

The Yoga of Ecology at Bluestone Farm (PHOTOS)

Chris Fici | Posted 09.08.2013 | Green
Chris Fici

Having been a practitioner in the bhakti-yoga community for nearly a decade now, I have come to understand that the values of yoga, values that connect us, that yolk us, to the Divine are values that inherently create ecologically-sound lifestyles and communities.

Para Usted: Miami, Florida, April 12, 2013

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I exit the supermarket at dusk and there it is, beckoning me. Long have I wanted to give you a special gift, but haven't found it, until now, this jewel sliver of divine light, perfectly suspended in the deep blue early night sky.

The Gift

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Rubinstein

Facing the challenges and fears of this past year has brought us closer. We see each day together as a gift. Our appreciation of the simple things of life is heightened, whether it's a moment shared watching our dogs play, or the enjoyment taken in a meal before the fireplace.

Rumi and Kabir Bowling

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

What follows is an homage to Rumi and Kabir -- my fantasy of how the two of them might have spent an evening, in a bowling alley, knocking back some brewskis, if they were alive today.

The Sparkle Box

Guideposts | Posted 02.22.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Last year, Jack, who was saving his money for an iPod touch, donated half his savings to buy mosquito nets to help prevent the deadly spread of malaria in developing countries.

Devotion: The Highest Level of Perception

Sadhguru | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sadhguru

Whatever you are devoted to, once you dismantle the concrete structure of who you are, suddenly the quality of what you are devoted to will just reflect upon you, and that quality will become you.

What's in It for Me?

Irene Tanner | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Altruism is a lofty aspiration. The do-gooders of the world are widely revered for their pureness of heart, selflessness and generosity. Could it be that they have an ulterior motive? Even if their reward is simply to feel good about themselves?

The Barking Dog Of The False Ego

Chris Fici | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Chris Fici

We have two dogs in our heart. One is our actual ego, our reality as spirit soul, and one is the false ego, or our false identification with our temporary material body. Whichever we one we feed the most becomes dominant in our consciousness.

Fast Food Spirituality

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 08.19.2012 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Too often, our results-oriented mood spills over into our spiritual practices. We want to get as much as possible, as quickly as possible, from as little commitment as possible. But purifying the soul of greed, anger, envy and pride has to take its own sweet time.

What Mom Taught Me About Valentine's Day

Mary Lou Quinlan | Posted 04.13.2012 | Good News
Mary Lou Quinlan

I grew up in a family where "I love you" was part of our everyday lives. Dad was so crazy about Mom that, on his hats, he put rivets that spelled out TGFM, "Thank God for Mary."

Half-way Between Gesture and Thought: Choreographer Sarah Michelson's "Devotion"

Selby Drummond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Selby Drummond

Sitting in a 300-person audience with Marina Abramovic and members of the Wooster Group, one gets the sense that Michelson, for those that don't know her work, is an artist's artist.

The Comet

Robert Ellis Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Ellis Gordon

As it so happens I'm acquainted with the child. She's my eldest niece, Rebecca. This happened back when she was eight, as she painfully, reluctantly came to the conclusion that her Uncle Peter was crazy.

4 E-Z Ways to Deepen Your Relationship with God/The Big Spirit

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

People are designed to relate in the richest possible terms to the divine -- to God, The Universal Mind, The Big Picture, The Greater Good, the Spirit in the Sky, etc.

'Devotion': Dani Shapiro Shares 5 Ways to Find Your Spiritual Path

wowOwow | Dani Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

At the threshold of the afternoon of life -- and with an increasing awareness of just how thoroughly unprepared I was. So I embarked on the exploratio...

'Devotion', 'Lit' and 'Commitment': Memoirs as the New Neighbor

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Memoirs allow us to get intimate with another person, to discover secrets and learn from that person's own discussion of her life issues.

There Is a Beauty Within You #4: Sculpting Tools for Freeing the Angel Within

Bob Lingvall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bob Lingvall

Michelangelo had the eyes of an artist, able to see an angel where others saw only stone. We want to see compassionate, blissful awareness where others see only flesh and blood.