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Spiritual Wisdom

Lessons Learned Through My Son's Life and Death

Laura Sobiech | Posted 07.05.2014 | Religion
Laura Sobiech

Here I give you the seven lessons I learned through Zach's life and death. They're lessons that can be applied in our lives today and everyday, and with practice, have the potential to change who we are. This is who Zach was.

What The Buddha Might Say To Bill Gates

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Wise spiritual teachers from all traditions have taught how the path of service is the most important of all, as it means we are less self-obsessed; through caring for others we can step out of indulgence and into big-heartedness, releasing any sense of separateness.

A Heart That Is Ready for Anything

Tara Brach | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

There's a bright light of awareness that shines through each of us and guides us home, and we're never separated from this luminous awareness, any more than waves are separated from the ocean.

Is Mindfulness Enough?

Anthony Strano | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Anthony Strano

Mindfulness and heartfulness catalyze a partnership of opposites. They integrate together meaningfully to effect a more functional quality to daily living.

Soul Contracts

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

If you believe in God or some other organizing force in the universe, why would it be any further of a stretch to see soul contracts?

There Is Life After Loneliness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Could it be that it is in your greatest moments of loneliness, you are most called to be by yourself because there is something stirring within that seeks your undivided attention and perhaps has a message for you?

What Yoga Taught Me About The Present Moment

James Brown | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
James Brown

By letting go of harmful desire, I got more of the physical depth that I'd wanted before, yet the shapes of the poses barely mattered now. What did matter was how good it felt to just be with what is and let go of what isn't.

It's Not What's Happening, It's How You Respond

Tara Brach | Posted 07.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

One of the great teachings in spiritual life is this: It doesn't matter what is happening. What matters is how we respond. How we respond is what determines our happiness and peace of mind.

Why Empathy Precedes Compassion

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Empathy minus the feeling of being overwhelmed moves us in the direction of compassion. It enables us to be a loving force for good in the world.

The Practice of Geezing

Wes Nisker | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Wes Nisker

Lately I find myself engaging with friends in an ancient and revered form of discourse whose origins lie in the dim past of humanity. To take part in this talking ritual requires only that you have reached a certain age and are willing to expose your innermost self.

Cultivating the Pefection of Wisdom

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

Wisdom is the Bodhisattva perfection that brings true and lasting happiness as well as the end of all suffering. With the attainment of this virtue, a Bodhisattva becomes a fully-enlightened being. He or she knows, from experience, the complete path to enlightenment.

God Is Not A Christian: What Desmond Tutu Said To The Dalai Lama

Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion

Adapted from THE WISDOM OF COMPASSION: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Victor Chan by arrang...

Get The Most Out Of Your Meditative Practice

Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 02.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

A consistent, daily practice of yogic meditation chips away at the workings of the mind. As we devote ourselves to this practice over time, we empower ourselves to observe our ego as being separate from ourselves. This allows a more natural insight to emerge.

The 3 Principle Aspects of the Bodhisattva Path

Tenzin Norbu | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Tenzin Norbu

There are said to be three principle aspects of the path to Buddhahood -- renunciation, bodhicitta and wisdom. These are called "principle aspects" because of the crucial role they play in following the path.

How To Live And Love To The Fullest

Posted 12.04.2012 | OWN

On her OWN reality show "Iyanla: Fix My Life," author, inspirational speaker and relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant has helped feuding friends, blende...

On Love As Your Guiding Principle

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Love became my "true north" -- my guiding principle for acting from my highest and best self. When I am confused and upset, I need something simple and easy to remember. So my "guiding question" in a tough moment is: "What would love do?"

Can Ghosts Cross the Ocean?

Andrew Lam | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Lam

When we first came to America a long time ago, Ngoai, my maternal grandmother, suffered a sort of crisis of faith. She prayed and lit incense sticks and tapped the copper gong to call our ancestors' spirits, but she was no longer convinced that her prayers were heard.

Want To Start Fulfilling Your Dreams? Here's How

Maggie Lyon | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Maggie Lyon

To meet, manifest, or fulfill our dreams, we must accept where and who we are today. Life dreams are not hallucinations or fantasies that thrust us out of the present moment, but are instead about living in ultimate alignment with the truth of who we are in the present moment.

Looking For Guidance? 3 Ways To Find It (VIDEO)

Sura | Posted 12.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

Guidance comes through when you're willing to let go of your attachment to "the answer" and willing to live in the question of what it is you want to create. You must be willing to release your expectations of life. There is no "trying" in receiving guidance. It is an act of surrender.

Claiming Oneness for the Human Family?

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert V. Taylor

Oneness is not simply an idea; it is a choice about how to be human, engage with life and align our intentions and actions. It is an intentional, mindful way of being that joins us with others in creating a more hopeful, compassionate and peaceful world.

What Makes An Extraordinary Teacher?

Alanna Kaivalya | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Alanna Kaivalya

As teachers, we hope to empower and enliven our students so much that they are able to stand fully on their own two feet, imbued with the wisdom that they've taken on as their own.

Enlightenment, Duality and the Sword of Truth

Steve Robertson | Posted 12.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Steve Robertson

From a metaphysical and metaphorical perspective, the process of casting, relative to our spiritual evolution, can be likened to our soul being poured into the mold of our present-time body, which is itself cast to play a specific role and intentioned life purpose.

Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D. | Posted 12.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Karen Horneffer-Ginter, Ph.D.

When used properly, questions have the potential to connect us to the world of another. A heartfelt "How are you?" or "How was your day?" can become the bridge that keeps us in relationship to the lives of those we love.

What's Wrong With Right?

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Darren Littlejohn

These days, it's important to look more closely at things like food labels for our health. Isn't it equally important to look at our views on who and what is right?

On Karma: It's True ... We Get What We Deserve

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Christina M. Martínez

How many times have you accepted this excuse and settled for what you have at this very moment, never giving a thought to what you could have?