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Spiritual Development

Finding God as a Fallen Catholic

Maria Senise | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Maria Senise

When religion masks the fact that we will never truly know and understand God, that's when we land in trouble. When we think we know all the answers, that's when we are truly ignorant.

Definitely, I'm a Spiritual Girl With Both Light and Dark Roots

Fiona Finn | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Fiona Finn

There's no right or wrong, to each his or her own, and there's little to no judgment. So whether you believe in a creator, have a different religion or are an atheist -- it really doesn't bother me. I'm OK with you, and what you choose to believe in or not believe in

Why I Believe This Image Is Really 'God,' Not God-zilla

Fiona Finn | Posted 08.15.2014 | Religion
Fiona Finn

I have to say I'm more than amused by the collection of answers received on what other people think they see in this image of clouds. I've heard it all.

An Entrepreneur and God Walk Into a Café ...

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

"I don't believe in you," says the entrepreneur. "I just want to make that clear." "Okay," God says. "But in the interests of transparency, I think you should know that I believe in you." They order their coffees in ceramic cups to avoid adding to the landfill.

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...

Healing Anxiety or a Broken Heart: The Tools Are the Same

Jenine Durland | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Jenine Durland

I've accepted yet another invitation from my teacher, and will be heading out on a new journey, one that takes this place of love and light and suffering -- the heart center -- as a starting point, and charts the course of movement, breath, and awareness into a realm of unknowing.

Religion vs. Spirituality

Tami Shaikh | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

People believe (and so do I) that spirituality is something different. It is our connection with the Divine. You can call Him, Her, and It, whatever name you want to. You can see Him the in leaves on the trees or in wings of a butterfly.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.29.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

Strength is to let go, to let be, to simply exist. Strength is to know that we are nothing and that we have no strength. It is to know that strength is in God and is not acquired but provided.

What Is Strength?

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

We try to display ourselves as strong, independent beings, as confident and un-phased by the events around us. In reality, it is often a show, a facade, a cry for attention rather than an element of fortitude.

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.

Thriving With the Gift of 'No'

Mari Lyles | Posted 07.17.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

Silly grins, imaginary conversations, daydreams and night sweats rule the day drawing you further and further down your own vapid rabbit hole... where it really is easy to become lost if you're not very, very careful.

The Choice

Steven Crandell | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

He stepped outside. He looked up at the top of a tree. He listened to a bird sing. He inhaled and, for the first time in a long time, heard and felt the intake of breath through his nose and the stream of air as it left his mouth.

The Pieces of Me

Robin Korth | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

I no longer have that hole in the center of me that aches for the comfort of feeling loved. That hole of need -- that no partner or lover could ever really fill -- is where these pieces that I set aside belonged. It was so very simple and elegant in the rightness of it all.

Put On Your Armor of God

Antoinette Tuff | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Antoinette Tuff

Here is how I've learned to control how I react: I take a pause and put on the armor of God. Reacting emotionally means we are allowing the situation, or other people, to dictate how we feel and how we act. And if we do that, we will never come out of a bad situation victorious.

The Tilt

Sister Jenna | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

Do you ever get the feeling that we are at a tipping point? That we are simply one thought away from mayhem or harmony? What if we are? What could w...

Redefining Spirituality, One Church for All

Andreea Nica | Posted 08.11.2014 | Religion
Andreea Nica

As a former lover of Christ and ex-Pentecostalist, I had countless visions and dreams that one day I would be a spiritual leader. While growing up in the charismatic church, it was even prophesied that one day I would become one.

Are You Using Your GPS?

Tiffany O. Silver | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Tiffany O. Silver

Remember -- there are no mistakes -- even when you experience something that you don't want, you get real clarity about what you do want. You get to make new distinctions and to create a new focus for what you do want to experience. Course-correction made!

The People Factor by Van Moody Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 08.05.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

As there are certain laws of physics, like gravity, there are fundamental principles of relationships. This is the premise of The People Factor by Pastor Van Moody.

What to Do When My Child Lies? 13 Ways to Respond, Prevent, and Strengthen Honest Communication

Miriam Mason Martineau | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents
Miriam Mason Martineau

When parents discover their children are lying to them, they are usually filled with keen dismay, sometimes incredulity, puzzlement or anger, and underneath it all, always, in my experience, with sadness.

On the Journey Towards Sincerity

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 07.27.2014 | Religion
Umar Zulqarnain

While working on our own sincerity, we have to realize that the reality is, we will rarely meet sincere people. We will rarely meet people who will genuinely step out of themselves to attempt to see things from our perspective and act accordingly.

The Power of Stillness

Anfernee Chansamooth | Posted 07.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Anfernee Chansamooth

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. -- Eckhart ...

How Having A Purpose Improves Your Life

Douglas LaBier | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

Seeking your purpose in the form of something larger than yourself, that beckons you, while keeping short-term self-interest at bay, makes you more likely to find and fulfill it -- while living a long, healthier life.

Food for the Soul

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Meditation is the journey from movement to stillness, from sound to silence. The need to meditate is present in every human being because it is a natural tendency of human life to look for a joy that doesn't diminish, a love that doesn't distort or turn into negative emotions.

Balancing Act

Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng

Work, boyfriend, home and kids. How do we find the time? "Crying over a guy? Hold your head up, princess. Your tiara is slipping." Märtha stared gap...

Attracting the Love of Your Life

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

If you are ready to attract the love of your life, then first become all you want the love of your life to be. Then you will be amazed at what happens!