spiritual practices

DIRECTED VS NON-DIRECTED PRAYER: Working with natural laws and life’s creative process       

DIRECTED VS NON-DIRECTED PRAYER: Working with natural laws and life’s creative process       

During a lively dinner table conversation I once participated in, the subject of prayer was broached. A young woman described an experiment...
July 13, 2016 × 0 comments

contemplations

SHAKE WELL: A vaccine for the mediocrity epidemic

SHAKE WELL: A vaccine for the mediocrity epidemic

  One of my favourite energy-boosting foods is a green drink—a blended concoction packed with healthy ingredients. The other...
July 11, 2016 × 0 comments

dreams

THE BROTHERHOOD: A powerful series of synchronous events

THE BROTHERHOOD: A powerful series of synchronous events

A momentous dream In the mid-’70s, while I was in undergraduate school at the University of Cincinnati, I had the second...
July 9, 2016 × 2 comments

dreams

DREAM INTERPRETATION: Understanding ourselves through our significant others [symbol: ex-boyfriend]

DREAM INTERPRETATION: Understanding ourselves through our significant others [symbol: ex-boyfriend]

In our new weekly Dreams blog, Aneta Baranek of the School of Metaphysics is offering free dream interpretations to The Mindful...
July 7, 2016 × 1 comment

contemplations

DHAMMA AND THE BOAT SIMILE: the means to ending suffering is choosing to detach from the popular flow

DHAMMA AND THE BOAT SIMILE: the means to ending suffering is choosing to detach from the popular flow

Don’t be swept up by the river of popular notions and emotions. “If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly...
July 3, 2016 × 2 comments

dreams

DREAM INTERPRETATION: Express your inner creativity and follow through on your dreams [symbols: house, snakes, mother, cheetah]

DREAM INTERPRETATION: Express your inner creativity and follow through on your dreams [symbols: house, snakes, mother, cheetah]

This is The Mindful Word’s new DREAMS section. In this section, Aneta Baranek of the School of Metaphysics will each week...
June 30, 2016 × 1 comment

contemplations

YOGA AND GRAVITY UNBOUND: Keeping the child present through surrender

YOGA AND GRAVITY UNBOUND: Keeping the child present through surrender

We grow from imaginative play with the world In a mind-drifting moment during Yoga practice this morning, I flashed on a childhood...
June 29, 2016 × 2 comments

contemplations

JOY IS A FRUIT OF SPIRIT: Achieving a joyful state of being

JOY IS A FRUIT OF SPIRIT: Achieving a joyful state of being

The theologian Peter Kreeft declares, “Joy is more than happiness, just as happiness is more than pleasure. Pleasure is in the...
June 27, 2016 × 2 comments

book reviews

WHOSE MIND IS IT ANYWAY?: Get out of your head and into your life [book review]

WHOSE MIND IS IT ANYWAY?: Get out of your head and into your life [book review]

WHOSE MIND IS IT ANYWAY?: Get out of your head and into your life Lisa Esile, Franco Esile [TarcherPerigee, 178 pages] We’ve...
June 26, 2016 × 0 comments