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Yoga of Now: On Ego, Depression, and Compassion

Ring the bells that still can ring Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in. ~Leonard Cohen In America, you can experience your yoga postures in whichever style and flavor you choose: Hot Yoga, Yin Yoga, Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga, and Doga: Yoga...

Inner Peace is a Global Responsibility

There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.[i] — Black Elk For centuries, saints and sages have taught that world peace originates from an inner source. Yet it has taken millennia for us to...

3 Ways to Make Your Mind Spiritually Powerful

At this time when we see the condition of the world, many of us want to serve the world.  But when our own minds are affected by the conditions of the world, we cannot really serve the world.  A mind that is filled with anger...

Alternation: Finding the Rhythms of Health and Happiness

Alternation is a natural rhythm that is woven into the fabric of life on this planet. The rotation of the earth around the sun creates an alternation between day and night and the seasons of the year. Our bodies are continually alternating between breathing in...

Prayer for the Earth

Prayer for the earth is vital in today's spirituality. Why would this be so?   Prayer is a response to a need, our need, the Beloved’s need, and at this present time most pressingly, the need of the earth. In whatever way we are drawn to...

6 Lessons from Teresa of Avila on Contemplation and Community

I began reading Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle to learn more about my journey through learning about Teresa’s journey of prayer to union with God. Little did I know sprinkled throughout this very individual journey was the call to reach out and connect with...

Christophany

“Christophany” is a word given to us by the late Raimon Panikkar, one of the most significant Christian thinkers of the past century. Born in 1918 to a Spanish, Roman Catholic mother and an Indian, Hindu father, interreligious dialogue was in his DNA. In 1946...

7 Steps of Interspiritual Meditation

What is interspiritual meditation and how does one practice it? Read below to find out the process. The History of Interspiritual Meditation Within every religion, there is small population of dedicated contemplatives whose inner lives go mostly unnoticed by the general public. They might be monks, nuns,...