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If the world seems to be in turmoil, this doesn't mean you live in unique times. The world "out there" has always been a source of trouble and never the source of peace. The real issue is how to relate to such a world.  What Is Inner Turmoil? Turmoil is a broad term. There are many ways that people...Read More
woman meditating in garden
“There is no way to peace, peace is the way.”  ― Mahatma Gandhi  The timeline of history has witnessed a gradual and steady expansion of human awareness. We have progressively grown in our understanding, deepened our knowledge of who we are and our place in the universe, and built thriving...Read More
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For most of us, our ego began to develop when we were young children. We learned the word “mine” and how to manipulate our parents by being nice, nasty, or stubborn. As we continued growing, the ego grew too, serving a useful purpose in helping us to organize our education, careers, and families....Read More
A young woman meditating in nature
Enshrouded by darkness, I sit cross-legged on the dirt ground in the sweat lodge, focusing on the only source of light emanating from the hot, glowing rocks before me. Water is poured over the rocks and soon I feel the steamy moisture creep onto my skin, into my nostrils, and into my lungs, making...Read More
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The eighth and final step in Patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga is samadhi. The word samadhi literally means “putting together” and is often translated as “integration” or “absorption.” The eighth limb is the practice of the entire program (the other seven limbs) as well as the final attainment of...Read More
Woman sitting in meditation on a desk at the office
Big businesses are smart. They’ve read the studies. They understand that time spent meditating means balanced workers who get things done. And they get that putting the mental health of their workers first increases both creativity and focus. The Benefits of Mindfulness in the Workplace There are...Read More
Planning a vacation? Good idea. Taking annual vacations is not only a fun way to learn about a new place and connect with loved ones outside of the daily grind, but it’s also a great way to reduce stress and it’s good for your health. If you’re feeling burned out, pair your time off with an event...Read More
More than in the past, people are recognizing the value of having inner peace. This represents a shift away from an earlier value system that put the highest priority on consumerism, career success, competition, and unending distractions. But wanting inner peace is only the first step. Actually...Read More