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Spiritual Development

What Are You Projecting Onto the Movie Screen of Your Mind?

Maria Portas | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Portas

This world that we live in is really the movie screen of your mind. Whatever it is that you think and feel will be projected onto the vision of your ...

Mountains as Sacred Centers

Ginna Kelly | Posted 04.10.2014 | Religion
Ginna Kelly

I personally draw great spiritual strength from mountains. While climbing a mountain, I am fully in the present moment. I come face to face with what seems to be ultimate reality.

Why Traveling the World Isn't as Perfect as it Seems

Staton Ann Mineshima | Posted 04.08.2014 | Hawaii
Staton Ann Mineshima

It amazes people how I am able to give up everything and go. There is a sense of freedom that people around me envy (especially you stay at home mommies). I know because they tell me so. They even tell me they want to be me. I am not flattered by this as my ego would like me to be.

Time on the Run

Robin Korth | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

It hits us all at one time or another in quiet and not-so-quiet ways. We are getting older. Time is marching, no matter how hard we run or try for ...

5 Ways to Nurture Your Spirit

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Spending time -- even if it's just an hour a week -- doing something you love excites the spirit. A good place to start is remembering what you loved to do as a child or what brings you joy as an adult.

10 Trips That Will Make You a Better Person

SmarterTravel | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel

These 10 trips -- from volunteering in an orphanage in Cambodia to learning environmental stewardship on an organic farm in Scotland -- will enlarge your heart, help you live more mindfully, and inspire a better version of you to emerge.

The Women Who Listen

Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng

When you learn to listen to your own song, you will also become better at hearing and respecting the unique songs of others.

Do You Have 10 Minutes for God? A Practical Way to Pray for People Who Think They're Too Busy

William Stillman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
William Stillman

While I would never discourage anyone from participating in religious service with a congregation, it's not about a place -- it's about a purpose. Please know that God is patient and always accessible to you no matter your environment or circumstances.

Adversity 'Becomes' You: Spiritual Life Coaching Blog

Patty Kogutek | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

Adversity becomes you, making you who you are, adding to your desirable qualities, building character. You grow stronger, more reliable, consistently resilient, and creatively resourceful. Your ability to overcome obstacles defines who you are.

Dear Karma, I Have a List of People You Missed

James Ishmael Ford | Posted 03.13.2014 | Religion
James Ishmael Ford

Karma is one of those words that have launched into our English language with a vengeance. Mostly people take it in a new age sense, as cosmic payback.

What Is Your Prayer?

Laura Bushnell | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Bushnell

God let us pray. This invitation is heard by millions of people every day. What I have realized through the years is that many people are confused as to how to pray. It is just assumed that we know how.

Compassion Is the Working Side of Love

Robin Korth | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

Compassion is listening and truly hearing what another has to say. It is a conscious pausing and a slowing down to see and feel the person beside us -- to notice that they are just like us and that they count.

The End of Religion

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Religion as we have known it is breaking down. The evidence is everywhere we look. It is in the despicable rhetoric and violence of politically-oriented religious extremists, far and near. It is in the scandals and abuses plaguing our current ecclesiastical structures.

Spiritual and Religious

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

Religion is a tool that performs a service for us, something we utilize for our own spiritual development. Unfortunately, we sometimes end up getting used by the tool! But that's not the fault of religion.

Changing the World

Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng | Posted 02.26.2014 | Books
Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng

We want to change the world! We want to make a difference by helping people be aware of the great potential they have within them and help them find the power to make a difference in their unique ways.

Lessons for Spiritual Development Learned From the Olympics

Patty Kogutek | Posted 02.19.2014 | Religion
Patty Kogutek

The competitors not only fly through the air recording breaking speeds and hurl their bodies performing dangerous feats causing me to gasp for breath, but these young men and women teach us so many valuable lessons. Courage, bravery and heroism.

Does Being Hurt Ignite a Desire in Us to Hurt Others?

Sister Jenna | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

After meeting a Syrian man who defected from Syria at the airport, I wrote these thoughts from 30,000 feet above on my way to Washington, D.C. fr...

Are You Strong Enough to Love?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We cannot see the beauty in others when we are rejecting ourselves. When we allow others to define our worth, then of course we take it personally when someone rejects us -- because we have already rejected ourselves.

On Being Radical

Safiya Jafari Simmons | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
Safiya Jafari Simmons

Timidity doesn't honor God. There, I said it. I've given a lot of thought to how often followers of Christ find themselves - or more accurately, place themselves - in the role of victim.

Creating Trust in a Fear-Based Environment

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When we were children our parents or teachers did their best to connect the dots so we could see an entire picture. Remember puzzles? Where are th...

Opening Up to Your Inner Wisdom

Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng

Get back on track spiritually The spiritual password is there for us always -- an opportunity to get back into the flow of listening to our heart of ...

Why the Spiritual Path Is More Than a Consolation Prize

MeiMei Fox | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

The long fingers of anxiety gripped me and shook me to my core. In many ways, it sucked. But overall, the experience offered me access to a new place deep within myself: a place of peace.

Finding Your Power: Part I -- Me First

Michelle Maldonado | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Maldonado

The journey of finding your power, when taken in earnest, changes you from the inside out. It changes all that you say, do, think and feel about your...

8 Reasons to Develop Your Spiritual Connection

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

It is an incredible freedom to not be dependent upon others to show you what is best for you. You can learn to live your best life by learning how to stay consistently connected with your spiritual guidance.

Preparing for the New Year: Are Old Patterns Really Comfortable, or Just Familiar?

Beth Green | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Beth Green

The familiar is not in and of itself more comfortable than the unknown. In fact, it may well be worse and it may even be accompanied by the greatest discomfort of them all, which is the realization that I'm stuck and not doing anything about it.