essays

COMING TO BABA: My 43-Year Romance With Meher Baba

COMING TO BABA: My 43-Year Romance With Meher Baba

The following story is an excerpt from Max Reif’s forthcoming book, Toward an Interior Sun. 1. I first encountered the name...
September 27, 2014 × 2 comments

mindful living

COMPASSION IMAGINATION: You remake the world when you imagine it compassionate

COMPASSION IMAGINATION: You remake the world when you imagine it compassionate

A number of years ago, I was walking down the street in Manhattan when I happened to pass a pricey new restaurant. My ego started...
September 23, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

YOUR RAINBOW BODY: Discovering our personality differences and auras

YOUR RAINBOW BODY: Discovering our personality differences and auras

Why are we so different from one another? I have always been curious about this and have considered human diversity to be at least...
September 17, 2014 × 0 comments

personal growth

AN URGE TO MERGE: The first stage in the cycle of falling (and staying) in love

AN URGE TO MERGE: The first stage in the cycle of falling (and staying) in love

Excerpted from Love Cycles by couples therapist Linda Carroll, in which she explains the five essential stages of love that a person...
September 16, 2014 × 0 comments

community building

WATER AND WELFARE: Detroit’s community crisis

WATER AND WELFARE: Detroit’s community crisis

Between March and late July of 2014, the city of Detroit shut off running water, with little to no warning, to about 17,000 city residents...
September 14, 2014 × 0 comments

environment

WILDLIFE ISN’T A PROBLEM: Let’s stop calling it that

WILDLIFE ISN’T A PROBLEM: Let’s stop calling it that

Inevitably in late summer, we hear all kinds of stories about encounters with wildlife, either in parks or backyards, or from people’s...
September 10, 2014 × 1 comment

spiritual practices

MUTUAL AWAKENING AND CULTURAL CHANGE: Talking with Patricia Albere and Jeff Carreira of the Evolutionary Collective

MUTUAL AWAKENING AND CULTURAL CHANGE: Talking with Patricia Albere and Jeff Carreira of the Evolutionary Collective

We’ve been hearing for some time that the world’s on the edge of a spiritual awakening, a sort of cultural paradigm shift....
September 8, 2014 × 0 comments

contemplations

THE GRATITUDE MONUMENT: Remembering the hardship of previous generations

THE GRATITUDE MONUMENT: Remembering the hardship of previous generations

As a Canadian I have a lot to be grateful for. Free access to education, health care, a social safety net, the right to express myself...
September 6, 2014 × 2 comments

personal growth

DRAMA OR PATHOS: Pick between creativity or victimization

DRAMA OR PATHOS: Pick between creativity or victimization

As human beings we’re drawn to drama, and not just the drama that takes place on stage and in the theatre. We could fight that...
September 4, 2014 × 0 comments