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Enlightenment

Wakefulness and Uncertainty Keep Us Humble

Leigh Roche | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Leigh Roche

We can't contract and try to hold things in one place, to keep things just as we like. Life moves along whether we like what is happening or not. So in regard to wakefulness, in any given moment, we need to think about what we are feeling, what is happening around us and inside us.

How to Get the Most Out of Time

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

Our lives are shaped by our mortality. Knowing from the beginning that we are going to die brings value to the currency of time. But it also deceives us into thinking that as we go forward, one moment is less valuable than the next.

Meditation Is All About the Art of Being

Linda C. Smith | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda C. Smith

There are people who don't practice this relaxing art because they think it is either too time consuming, takes too much work or requires some belief in mysticism. In truth, it is none of those things.

Deepak Chopra's "Future Of God," Pt. 2

Alex Kip | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Alex Kip

I have to admit after Deepak had spoken about cosmic consciousness, the big bang theory, and how we're all made out of stars, my mind was left trying to comprehend it all. Right now, maybe it's a little beyond comprehension.

Growing up a "Patriot"?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.15.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Let me thank my classmates, teachers, and Valley Forge for having educated me to be still that Patriot even as America and the globe around us changes.

From Digital Overload to Enlightenment

Martin O’Leary | Posted 08.12.2014 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Immanuel Kant described enlightenment as one's emergence from self-imposed immaturity. But how can a digital addict ever achieve enlightenment with so many distractions, let alone escape immaturity?

Why Most Men Prefer the Shallow End of the Spiritual Pool

David Scott Clegg | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Scott Clegg

At the risk of turning upside down my own awareness, and in the process exposing myself as a member of the male species, I am fascinated by the grea...

How to Forgive to Save Your Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Do the effects of a former betrayal, breakup, breakdown or broken heart continue today? Recognize the need to forgive. Identify whom you need to forgive. Then you can begin the process.

Honor Your Own Path: The World Isn't Always Right

Staton Ann Mineshima | Posted 07.18.2014 | Hawaii
Staton Ann Mineshima

What the world says is right, is not always what's right for you. I've come to realize this over the years in many different situations. It's a tough lesson; society is built in a way to imprint its beliefs on us.

How to Get Good at Changing Your Life

Linda Ford | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Ford

It's takes restraint to resist a book that convinces you there is actually a way to attract more abundance, become powerful at work, or finally get the love you've been searching for your whole life.

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: The Space Around Thoughts -- Mind the Gap

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

Life. Running here and there. Preoccupied with this and that. Swept away by one thought or another. We barely have time enough to notice time pass...

The Insanity of the Death Penalty

Howard Falco | Posted 07.07.2014 | Crime
Howard Falco

We have a legal, justice and prison system that takes care of protecting society from those who demonstrate themselves as a threat. We just don't have to go the last step of stepping into vengeance and hatred.

Dialogue: Hope for a Better World

Mike Schwager | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Mike Schwager

I believe that through deep and honest dialogue and communication between cultures, races, genders, religions and ideas, mutual understanding and the discovery of our common humanity and aspirations can and will be found.

Enlightened Knowledge and 10 Ways to Attain It

Emilie Rambaud | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Emilie Rambaud

In today's world driven by data, studies, analysis, reports now accessible to all through new technologies, it seems that pretty much anyone could bec...

Tea Lovers, You're Drinking Tea All Wrong

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.13.2014 | Taste
Liza de Guia

I never heard of being "tea drunk" before. Never knew it was even a possibility for tea to have that effect on you.

Information Overload

William E. White | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
William E. White

We can educate our children by rote, but we will surely lose the future unless we embrace our enlightenment heritage of reason, logic, and innovation.

In Defense of Light and Magic

Dave Pruett | Posted 07.23.2014 | College
Dave Pruett

Originally, one attended a "university" to study the universe and to seek one's niche in it. The best universities are still such places, where the connections that bind us to one another and to the cosmos are unveiled. Being an educator -- helping students celebrate the mystery and explore the connections -- is, on good days, magical indeed.

The Re-Enchantment of the Soul

Gary Hart | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Gary Hart

The wrong question is being asked. It is not, can faith exist with science? It is rather, can enchantment be restored in the age of enlightenment?

Anger: Does It Use You, or Do You Use It?

Kimberly Berg | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimberly Berg

Righteous anger. This is a phrase I have come across while reading a prolific contributor to our society, Rudolf Steiner. His contributions to mankind...

Letter to 10-Year-Old Self: Don't Get Rid of Wonder Woman Underwear

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

Put on your Wonder Woman underwear, even if they don't fit, and vow to keep them forever. Wear them in times of difficulty. Hold on to your 10-year-old self and feel the wonder that is in you and be the wonderful that you are. You are and will forever be a Wonder Woman.

For the Love of God, Would Somebody Please Explain To Me The Essential Difference(s) Between Tantra, Vedanta, Buddhism, and A Course in Miracles?

Ira Israel | Posted 06.28.2014 | Religion
Ira Israel

I've often been taught that there is "One mountain... many paths" and I teach that everyone must find the individual tools that work for him or her in correspondence with his or her personal paradigms.

A Tale of Brandeis, Islam, Feminism and the Left

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Nikolas Kozloff

To be sure, leftists don't want to encourage the political right which has its own opportunistic and underhanded agenda in the Middle East. Yet, by sweeping controversy under the rug and not engaging in key debates, the left opens itself up for attack.

The 'I Can' Spirit

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

I am preparing to write a manifesto of my intentions. I am going to challenge myself to do all the things I have fantasized about wanting to do, but have been too fearful.

6 Ways Change Will Transform You

Susie Moore | Posted 06.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Change is liberating and healing and plain unavoidable. The more we welcome it, the more profoundly positive its impact. We know we can survive and overcome.

Baby Boomers 'Keep on Truckin!'

David Kanegis | Posted 04.30.2014 | 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!