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.
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.
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.
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.
The breakthrough that will lead us to the life we want, cannot happen without first examining the life we have been living. With everything we are managing and enduring, we may have lost touch with the vision of who we wanted to be and how we wanted to live.
Setting an intention is all about creating the outcome that you desire to be experienced right here, right now. You don't have to know the exact details, but you still need to know the outcome that you would like to create.
I have a dream that one day we will live in a more enlightened nation, in which all will be respectfully treated -- even those who "make us" feel discomfort.I have a dream that one day we will live in a world, in which all will be offered acceptance -- even those whom we do not understand.
I valued being independent but hated the thought that my options were to either let my relationship define me (from my grandmother's generation) or be so tough I only attracted a man who followed me around like a lost puppy (the wounded feminine from my mother's generation).
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.