Bringing Bliss to Every Room
Sacred space is most often associated with places of worship, but it can be any place that connects us to meaning or joy. In the blur of daily living, nooks of inspiration and beauty provide spiritual sustenance, remind us of our dreams or celebrate lovely memories. Having “bliss corners” in the home or workplace is a wonderful way to stay connected to the positive. (read more…)
There is a problem inherent in all weight loss programs…they are utterly compliance-dependent. Weight loss programs are, by definition, comprised of a series of steps. If these steps are not taken, even the most efficacious program will fail. If the steps are taken successfully, even an average program will yield some results. (read more…)
How to Make a Dream Come True
Successful professional athletes, musicians and business men and women that have achieved their goals can often point to repetition as a key to their prosperity and success. Undergoing both (read more…)
Whales Point the Way
Just as whales are born with an instinct for the deep, we are born with an impulse toward creating a quality of life. No matter the type of work that leads us there, following that impulse is the destiny of each soul, so we search to find our medium through which aliveness can express itself. Following our instinct for the deep, we find each other. (read more…)
25 Years of Natural Awakenings
The year was 1994. America Online opened the first gateway to the World Wide Web; Jeff Bezos founded the fledgling behemoth Amazon; and Deepak Chopra installed the first bricks on his path to enlightenment with the publication of his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams. (read more…)
Lodestars of Powerful Decision Making
We are living in unprecedented times of stress, confusion and overwhelm. We all need resources to help navigate these challenging times and make the right decisions for the highest and best long-term good for ourselves, our families and our businesses. (read more…)
Collective Consciousness Nears Spiritual Tipping Point
Call it enlightenment, awakening, transcendence, self-realization or any of the myriad terms used to describe the ultimate higher state of consciousness. People have been seeking it for millennia, but beyond peak experiences of heightened awareness, only a few spiritual figures, Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha among them, are known to have lived in this exalted state. Yet, an unprecedented awakening has been underway since the 19th century. (read more…)
Six Ways to Bring On Joy
To truly enjoy the holidays, try these simple, research-based practices to maintain a healthy state of mind. (read more…)
10 Practices Open Doors
Practices designed to enrich life with purpose and meaning yield empowering results for anyone that takes them to heart. Whether striving for a new job, higher salary, stronger relationships or spiritual acceleration, these “rules of the road” offer inspired guidance to free thinking and enlarge possibilities beyond anything we’ve ever imagined. (read more…)
Naked and blind and pale.
His mother makes a pocket of her tail
And catches him. He clings to her long fur
By his thumbs and toes and teeth.
And then the mother dances through the night (read more…)
and I’m awake
because my great-great grandchildren
won’t let me sleep
my great-great grandchildren
ask me in dreams
What did you do while the planet was plundered? (read more…)
Tapping into Our True Nature
In 1972, I experienced a profound spiritual awakening and went into seclusion to focus on my inner growth. This awakening helped me see that I’m not my mind—I am the observer of my mind. I watched this chattering mind creating an obstacle to self-realization and true happiness. I also came to realize another clear truth: The outside world isn’t personal. It’s unfolding according to all the forces that have taken place from the beginning (read more…)
Cultivating a Life of Compassion
The path to mentally transcending the world’s intrusive bustle is to be compassionate with our self and others. It begins in a relaxed heart from which emanate daily thoughts, words and deeds. Here’s a helpful centering exercise.
Sit or lie in a quiet spot for about 10 minutes with eyes closed and become (read more…)
How to Live a Deeply Joyful Life
1. Connect with the inner voice.
Uncovering authenticity comes from within. We learn to discern and heed the inner voice of wisdom through daily silence, a still space that allows messages to resonate. This ever-present guidance system is always spot on. (read more…)
Why Timeouts Matter
In a harried world where our work is never done, it’s tough to take timeouts to do nothing. Yet, when we pump the brakes on Americans’ obsessive drive, we discover fresh productivity, creativity and contentment.
“We’re socialized to pride ourselves on accomplishment and achievement, yet when you step back, you realize doing nothing produces a valuable currency, (read more…)
Three Questions to Ponder Before Sleeping
Asking ourself three purposeful questions before retiring each night can help us rest content knowing that although we may not have lived our day perfectly, we did live it well. (read more…)
Elders Urge Us to Reimagine Life
First, 27 indigenous elders from 23 North American tribes, two African tribes, a Tibetan Buddhist and a Sami from Finland gathered at Turtle Mountain, in Dunseith, North Dakota, in 1994. Recently, 13 elders from 10 tribes from Russia, Columbia, South Africa and the U.S. gathered in Kauai, Hawaii. Other such gatherings, too, are participating in a shared prophecy supporting world salvation. (read more…)
Make Your World Wondrous Again
We are all born with magic, but somewhere along the way, life tends to stomp it out of us. When we are living in our magic, we become curious, passionate and energetic. We thrive. Here are five ways to begin to reclaim our own special vibrancy.
1 LIVE WITH EARTH’S CYCLES
Our planet teaches by example how to live in harmony with the seasons. (read more…)