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It’s sometimes easy to forget that everyone and everything in creation is connected by a spiritual web. Everyone has a spark of Light, deep within, waiting to be fanned by the flame of spiritual awakening. As French philosopher and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said, “We are not human...Read More
Young woman meditating by a river
Meditation is one of the most reliable tools to manage stress, improve relationships, fulfill your desires, and connect with your Spirit. Although it’s relatively simple to practice, your intellect can often make it more complicated than it needs to be. One way to see meditation in a new light is...Read More
Kids celebrating holi festival of colors in India
India loves to celebrate. You could probably find a festival of some sort going on somewhere in India every day of the year. Festivals are the celebration of togetherness in India, often joining people of different traditions and religions in the spirit of mutual respect and cooperation. There are...Read More
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It’s pretty amazing that we live in a time when being spiritual has become more popularized; where meditation studios are now trending, yoga studios can be found on nearly every block, and mindfulness themes are ubiquitous. Thanks to the efficacy of Google and social media, you needn’t look far and...Read More
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Trying to control the world around you may seem like a fruitless pursuit. While you chase it, others around you may seem well organized, like a picture of control.   While life may seem to fall right in line for some people, this doesn’t mean they have control. Most people have a strong desire to...Read More
A man and a woman meditating together
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
woman doing yoga samadhi
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
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The balance of peace in the world can seem overwhelming, as if huge forces outside your control are in charge. But you can take a different perspective by setting the goal for yourself of creating peace all around you. The world's wisdom traditions teach that the source of violence, war, discontent...Read More