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Enlightenment

Baby Boomers 'Keep on Truckin!'

David Kanegis | Posted 03.03.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

As you get older the tendency to perceive life through the lens of personal experiences becomes overpowering. One tends to develop a one dimensional self-view. Perceptions are often far from reality. Let's shake things up a bit!

Becoming An Entrepreneur...Through Enlightenment

Posted 02.28.2014 | World

A Bangladesh-born management guru, Faisal Hoque, explains how "mindfulness" can transform your business. Fortune.com selects the most compelling sh...

Talking with Deepak Chopra about Timeless You

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.27.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Mike Ragogna

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18 Inspiring Quotes From The Age Of Reason

Posted 02.21.2014 | Religion

The Enlightenment stands out as one of the periods in human history that profoundly impacted and advanced our understanding of the world we live in. S...

Science and God: a Match Made in Biocentric Heaven

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

Way before Einstein's insights and equations, religion was all about light. Religious iconography depicted light in the figurative sense while mystics experienced light in literal terms.

The Parental Epiphany I Experienced In Myanmar

Betty Londergan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Betty Londergan

At this point, my beautiful global daughter (whom I've routinely bombarded with counsel on good manners and appropriate behavior) called me out for being a spoiled brat who doesn't understand Southeast Asia or grasp how good I actually have it, then threw in the clincher: why are you always losing your temper and bumming everybody out with your crap attitude over things that you can't control and won't change?

A Better Answer to "Who Am I?"

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

The casual belief that "I" is very easy to define comes from everyday life. Everyone uses the word all the time, which gives a false sense of security. "I" is the first person, the experiencer. We hang all kinds of labels on it.

Is There More Than One Jesus?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 02.25.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

The job of a personal Savior is as unique as the DNA of the person that Savior is transforming. So it stands to reason that at any point in the process, the Savior performing spiritual alchemy in me may not appear to be anything like the Savior at work in you, and vice versa.

Afghanistan Needs Its 'Knights' for Age of Greater Jihad

Suleiman Wali | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Suleiman Wali

Afghanistan has become entirely too fluent in the language of Lesser Jihad, which it famously fought and won in the 1980s. But as that pivotal year of 2014 approaches, let us define who we are in peacetime and be even better at winning at that.

Want to Be Free? Truly Free? Here's How

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Until you and I detach from all things, until we can let go of the illusion of control, we remain incarcerated, as it were, incapable of knowing the "abundant life" as Jesus called it -- which explains much of the division that is our world.

Stress: Your Worst Enemy

Ann Purcell | Posted 02.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Purcell

Due to stress, many of us have endless conversations that go on in our heads and keep up us at night: "Should I do this or that?" "I wish I had not s...

An Enlightened World With Heart Intelligence

Bruce Davis, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

An enlightened world understands that peace, wellness, wealth, our wholeness all begin inside. A heartful life including meditation is receiving all this and much more. It is time, beginning at an early age, to consciously be learning, growing, enjoying life full of heart intelligence.

Overcoming the Biggest Pitfall of Mindfulness

Michael Taft | Posted 02.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Taft

Are you feeling stuck in your practice? Did meditation lead to big positive life changes early on, but now years later you're just sort of treading water with no sense of making progress? Mindfulness meditation is an extremely helpful and useful practice, but that doesn't mean that it's perfect, or that it has no pitfalls.

John Goodman, Lord Ganesh, and the Hub of the Universe

Dean Sluyter | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Dean Sluyter

Good news. I'm not crazy ... at least, not totally crazy. John Goodman cleared that up for me.

The Enlightenment That Comes From a Burning Bridge

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

When I did manage to finally light the match, it was because of a simple realization: Eventually everything must come to an end. It wasn't easy to admit that something I put a lot of myself into was over, but at least I could stop spending time and energy trying to resuscitate it.

A Healing Medicine for Greece: The Thought of Adamantios Korais

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

During my graduate history studies at the University of Wisconsin in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I came across Adamantios Korais. This was a Greek...

11 Daily Rituals for Self-Empowerment

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Daily life can drag us down and make us weary of our circumstances. The repetition of routine becomes mundane and mediocre, and we often wonder where to turn for a bit of liberating distraction. So what would you do if you discovered your fountain of inner energy? You can unlock your own unique force through daily exercises aimed at establishing your tenacity and capacity.

Unclogging the Path to True Happiness

Caryn Chow | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Caryn Chow

Awareness can come at any time, at any price, but for an expedited path to true happiness, my money's on meditation.

There Is No Denying Life

Jeff Cannon | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

The only way we learn is by making mistakes -- there is no shame in that. The only way we grow is by accepting them -- there is only insight in that. The only way we evolve is by letting them go -- there is only beauty in the enlightenment that follows.

Love and Enlightenment

Ann Purcell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ann Purcell

Within the silent depths of our being is an ocean of love. It is always there, we just need to tap into it. Even if we start to meditate later, as an adult, stresses that we may have accumulated during our life will begin to dissolve and our heart will open up and be more able to flow in love.

A Jeffersonian Approach to Innovation: Blending Science, the Arts, and Cultural Understanding in the Information Age

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

The sheer range and depth of Jefferson's intellectual pursuits also distinguish him as one of America's most accomplished innovators. How did Jefferson innovate, and what can today's leaders do to apply his brand of ingenuity in the Information Age?

How Many Times Have You Heard the Word NO, NO, NO and NO Again?

R. Kay Green | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
R. Kay Green

Where many of your peers find success is through their unbending unwillingness to let the word no become a setback.

Staying on the Bus

David Blistein | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
David Blistein

One unsettling thing about aging is the subtle fear that the bus has left you behind. Or that you're lugging around so much baggage you won't be able to get back on at the next stop. That instead of heading towards the light -- transcendent or otherwise -- your so-called "golden years" are in the rear-view mirror.

Man Shot in Argument About Kant

Tony Phillips | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Immanuel Kant, has in 250 years' time sparked many an argument. And just the other day he got a man shot. Kid you not.

The Importance of Existence: the Natural and the Supernatural

Connor Ryan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Connor Ryan

The claim that something is, is to claim that something can be. To say that there is an is, is to say that it is possible to exist. Therefore in the p...