mind-spirit

meditation

BE STILL AND KNOW SELF: A meditation exercise for quieting the ego

BE STILL AND KNOW SELF: A meditation exercise for quieting the ego

Many wonder how they can learn to still themselves and move into a state of peacefulness. Stilling the mind as a beginner can...
August 15, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

REJOICING IN PURE FREEDOM: It’s simpler than we think

REJOICING IN PURE FREEDOM: It’s simpler than we think

Words Words are confusing—they demand time and space. Think about it; what makes a tree a tree? In other words, how much time...
August 11, 2014 × 0 comments

psychology

AGE AIN’T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER: Is that really so hard to remember?

AGE AIN’T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER: Is that really so hard to remember?

“Live your life and forget your age.” These wide words come from the late Norman Vincent Peale, the author of The...
August 6, 2014 × 0 comments

spiritual practices

THE PRAYER PROJECT: How do we pray?

THE PRAYER PROJECT: How do we pray?

The following excerpt is from Parmahansa Jagadish’s Worldwide “Prayer Project” 3 Minutes 3 Times A Day To...
August 1, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

THE POWER OF LOVE: A universal current of compassion

THE POWER OF LOVE: A universal current of compassion

Excerpted from How to Survive Life (and Death): A Guide for Happiness in This World and Beyond by Robert Kopecky.  Love is...
July 30, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

THE MIDDLE PATH: How our desires and aversions make us suffer

THE MIDDLE PATH: How our desires and aversions make us suffer

What if spirituality could be reduced to the knowledge of a pair of simple rules promulgated by nature itself? To live by these rules...
July 23, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

SPARK OF THE SOUL: The wisdom of mystic Meister Eckhart

SPARK OF THE SOUL: The wisdom of mystic Meister Eckhart

Meister Eckhart was a late-thirteenth- and early-fourteenth-century preacher and mystic, yet like Rumi and Hafiz, he remains relevant...
July 22, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST: Which is better… or just trust in Being

OPTIMIST OR PESSIMIST: Which is better… or just trust in Being

In the mid-1960s researchers at the University of Pennsylvania discovered a phenomenon they termed learned helplessness. Learned...
July 14, 2014 × 0 comments

meditation

YOU’RE NOT ALONE: Merging images in meditation

YOU’RE NOT ALONE: Merging images in meditation

“Stick to the image.” That iconic statement by my late uncle, the philosopher and Jungian psychologist James Hillman,...
July 13, 2014 × 0 comments