Wisdom

Engaging Your Spiritual Warrior

by Carol Richardson As we launch into 2017, we have quite a year ahead, both spiritually and politically speaking.  Those of us who live in the U.S. seem to feel very divided over our current political shift.  The world is watching, with perhaps a similar divide.  As souls living on this earth plane, we must ask:  what is our responsibility ... Read More »

Love Brings Up Everything: A Reflection

by Nya Alemayhu Love brings up everything that has been unloved. When I first heard this, I was in yoga teacher training with Mark Whitwell in December 2012. I didn’t know what it meant then, but the past few weeks have been teaching me exactly what I heard almost four years ago. I have a brother in the prison system ... Read More »

Krista Tippett on Our Evolving Spirituality

Why it Evokes Hope by Randy Kambic Krista Tippett helps us ponder the meaning of life as host and executive producer of On Being, the award-winning weekly radio program and podcast produced in Minneapolis for more than 400 public radio stations. The bestselling author of Einstein’s God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit has been acclaimed for thoughtfully delving ... Read More »

Loving Large

Scientists Say We’re All Connected by Linda Sechrist True love is not something reserved exclusively for soulmates, couples, children, friends or family. Observations by sages for millennia and by enlightened scientists more recently are increasingly aligned with the point of view articulated by renowned meditation teacher Jack Kornfield, that true love and awareness—a sense of universal connectivity and the idea ... Read More »

The Art of Blessing

Sanctifying Everyday Life by Dennis Merritt Jones Most blessings are done quietly, in the silence of one’s own mind and heart; most often others don’t even know about it. How a blessing is done is not as important as the fact that it’s done mindfully. There is nothing magical or mystical about conferring a blessing—it’s simply confirming the presence of ... Read More »

Change Makers

Inspired to Act by Linda Sechrist “Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which ... Read More »

Real News that Matters

Independent Media Tell Us the Truth by Linda Sechrist In virtually all aspects of life, we are influenced consciously or subconsciously by mainstream media messages. Today, six media giants—Comcast, The Walt Disney Company, 21st Century Fox, Time Warner, Viacom and DirecTV—control the vast majority of what we watch on TV and in movies, listen to on the radio and read ... Read More »

Happy is The New Sexy

by Deepa Karthik (Menon) Darwin’s theory did not bring with it just evolution; it also changed the way men and women across the world looked at the laws of attraction forever. Suddenly, we realized that we were subconsciously picking out partners who were the “healthiest”, or the Darwinian “survivors”. Without doubt, healthy is in. But, in the pursuit of physical ... Read More »

Happy All Day

Simple Daily Practices for a Happier Life by Judith Fertig Throughout the past decade, success researchers and positive psychologists have sketched out in broad strokes the big picture of our elemental yearning for happiness. According to Martin Seligman, Ph.D., and his colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, inner happiness derives from four basic elements: positive emotion, relationships, meaning ... Read More »

Gay Hendricks on Nurturing Love in Midlife

Why Growing Up Can Mean Loving Better by S. Alison Chabonais Gay Hendricks and his wife, Kathlyn, have discovered through working on their own relationship and counseling hundreds of other couples that the time from midlife onward offers the greatest opportunity of any other period to grow love. At a mutual low point, they made the life-changing decision to rebirth ... Read More »