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Controlling: Harmful or Beneficial?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Beneficial control is the control we have over choosing the intent to learn about love. Harmful control is when we attempt to control our feelings rather than learn from them, and attempt to control others and outcomes.

The 80/20 View of Ego Boundaries: Strong links and Weak Links

Richard Koch | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

Can you remember the (first) time you fell in love? That's an example of reaching beyond what psychologists call our "ego boundaries." We feel at one with our romantic partner and we care for them.

The Joy of Being Nobody Special

Henry Kang | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Henry Kang

Of course the difficult part is letting go of all those desires and expectations of being someone special. And that is the hard part of zen. It is a difficult journey inward, a journey of self-revelation and awakening.

3 Reasons to Revel in the Mistakes of Others

Steve J. Martin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Steve J. Martin

Gaffes made by others make it so much easier for us to recognize them for the blunders that they are.

The Morality of Artificial Intelligence and the Three Laws of Transhumanism

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 10.02.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

I'm all for development of superior machine intelligence that can help the world out with its brilliant analytical skills. But programming AI with mammalian ideas, modern-day philosophies, and the fallibilities of the human spirit is dangerous and will possibly lead to total chaos.

A Spiritual Solution to Religious and Racial Violence

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 09.16.2014 | Religion
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

On a deep and genuine level, people of the various faiths have to accept that God has given multiple ways in which people can serve, worship, and reunite with him. We have to start to honestly feel this way and not just recite it.

I Don't Do Yoga, and It Could Be Your Fault

Michelle Rose Gilman | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Michelle Rose Gilman

By taking these over sexualized, yoga posing selfies, and posting them for the world to see, these women make it almost impossible for women like me (whose hands don't even come close to touching the floor when we bend over) to feel good about going back to our yoga practice.

4 Ways to Practice the Presence of Love

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Our programmed mind -- our ego wounded self -- will always want to come in with false beliefs and need to control. Practicing the presence of love is to gently, and with great compassion, not allow our wounded self to be in charge of our thoughts.

Taking the Spiritual Path? The Challenges and Cosmic Humor in Pursuing Enlightenment

Staton Ann Mineshima | Posted 08.29.2014 | Hawaii
Staton Ann Mineshima

There are lots of days when I think running to a mountain cave and meditating all day is where I want to be, never to return to "civilization."

Sometimes We Can Look to the Smallest Revelations as Proof That We Haven't Given Up All Hope

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Gregg McBride

Growing up heavy (okay, fat), I quickly learned the best way to pose for pictures. After all, I knew I was very large, but on some weird level, I must...

What I Wish I Knew When I Was a Freshman

Charles Howard | Posted 10.19.2014 | College
Charles Howard

I wish I had known then that a lot of us, in fact nearly every freshman, feels that insecurity in some way or another -- wondering whether they will succeed, whether people will like them, whether they can do the work.

The Problem With Work

Dr. Shelley Prevost | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shelley Prevost

The happiest people I know intensely and relentlessly bring their full self to many activities. Although sometimes manic and stressful, they are really good at maneuvering between different circumstances with enthusiasm.

Freeing Your Inner Critic

Alex Kip | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Kip

You always hear, "Live in the present moment!" Okay, great! But how? Self-awareness without solutions is useless! So, we're going to break free from that inner roommate and find silence in the present.

Intuition or Ego? 3 Simple Steps to Reach Truth

Staton Ann Mineshima | Posted 09.24.2014 | Hawaii
Staton Ann Mineshima

One of the hardest things we come to learn in life is how to trust our voice, the one that says what's right for you and only you.

Welcoming Our Ego-Wounded Parts

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

"I just want to get rid of the part of me that gets angry so easily." "I hate the part of me that thinks about food all the time." "I just want to k...

How to Avoid Unnecessary Drama in Your Life

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

The best way to become aware of an "ego drama in the making" is to recognize and acknowledge it, like a pet, the moment it starts scratching at the door -- don't wait until it's barking and whimpering and ripping up all your furniture to rein it in.

Is Compassion Children's Most Admirable Quality?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We are assured by experts that compassion is hardwired into all human beings because such qualities help us to become functioning members of society. But, if you're like me, you would swear that children are born without an ounce of compassion in them.

How to Get Jennifer Lopez's 'I Just Woke Up' Selfie Look

Lauren Cahn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Style
Lauren Cahn

Now I know that JLo is beautiful, that JLo is talented, that JLo has been taking care of her skin. And I know that JLo looks amazing at 44. With makeup, without makeup, either way. But I'm calling bullshit on JLo's "I Just Woke Up Like This Selfie" -- on a technicality.

How the Cosmos Teaches Humility to Social Media Show-offs.

Sourav Roy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media
Sourav Roy

How effortlessly millions of worthless human 'points' have spawned that are nothing more than signboards of hollow egotistic display. So, where is that social element of social media, again? Or did I miss something?

Checking the Ego Into Rehab and Sticking to a Fitness PLAN

Eva M. Selhub, M.D. | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Eva M. Selhub, M.D.

Because of my ego I feared failure. I was too embarrassed to be "bad" at anything, and though I used the excuse that I was scared of hurting my back, I was also really scared of hurting my ego. So often, rather than trying something new, I did nothing at all.

Can Sexy Keep You Healthy?

Pamela Levin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pamela Levin

Stop at the magazine stand or turn on your TV and silently WITNESS! It seems like everything from liquor to automobiles to household products to a (we...

The Best Way To Respond To Criticism

OWN | Posted 05.06.2014 | OWN

Next time someone offends or upsets you, take a page from Eckhart Tolle's book. The spiritual teacher and author of A New Earth writes in chapter seve...

My Ego vs. Kanye's Ego

Christine Hoh | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Hoh

e·go [ee-goh, eg-oh] noun, plural e·gos. 1. The "I" or self in any person. The way I see it, it is the fear of faith. As human being...

How To End Your Addiction To Drama

OWN | Posted 04.24.2014 | OWN

Are you seeking peace or drama in your life? Bestselling spiritual author Eckhart Tolle says we all want peace -- but something inside of us yearns...

A Conversation With Eckhart Tolle

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

In 2008 Oprah and the spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle held a number of conversations as part of their Web series Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth. Now they're bringing those episodes to television for the first time, Sundays at noon on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Since my new book Thrive is concerned with many of the same questions, I asked Tolle about the series, why this is a conversation we as a society need to have now, and the moment he knew he needed to change his life. Here's our conversation.