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Spiritual Development

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 06.18.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.06.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 06.02.2014 | 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!

5 Lessons From Failure

MeiMei Fox | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

In the end, we can view failure as just this: a learning opportunity. A growth experience. A chance to re-focus on what truly matters in life: making an effort to go after your dreams, connecting authentically with yourself and others, and appreciating the many blessings you already have.

(LISTEN) You Have Dormant Superhuman Primal Potential -- Wake It Up

Michael Phillip Nelson | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Phillip Nelson

via Midwest Real You can blend respectfully and mindfully with your environment as you move. This is a high level of mindfulness requested here. I...

Attention Graduates: Here Are 5 Secrets to Making It in the Real World

Howard Falco | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Howard Falco

Life is a learn as you go process. We often don't know until we are forced to know through our challenges and they way we choose to learn from them. It is the nature of the maturation process.

The Mind Of God

Maria Portas | Posted 07.11.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Portas

It's time to be blown away by the Greatness that surrounds us. It is time to tap into that Mind that lives in and through us, and listen to what it is telling us. Our potential is here!

Recognizing Hospice Nurses This National Nurses Week

Jeanne Dennis | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeanne Dennis

"The care the hospice nurses provided, not only to my husband but also to me, was tremendous. I will always be grateful to them. They were a pillar of...

21 Questions for a Spiritual Seeker

Chandresh Bhardwaj | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Chandresh Bhardwaj

If you consider yourself to be on a spiritual path, you must be having conversations with your soul already. During your conversations, pause often and listen carefully. At times, pause to ask questions too.

How the Nones Are Coming of Age

Clark Strand | Posted 07.01.2014 | Religion
Clark Strand

Just because people had drifted apart from their religion didn't mean they had no spiritual questions or spiritual needs. With 30+ million customers and growing, it was a publishing free-for-all.