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Archive for the ‘Spirituality’ Category

Jun
2011
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Exclusive book excerpt: Tony Samara's

Exclusive book excerpt: Tony Samara’s “Deeper than Words”

Tony Samara is one of the most profound new spiritual teachers in Europe. As a favor to Soul’s Code, he gave us this advanced excerpt of his new book BY TONY SAMARA — Meditation is not just a repetition of your characteristics that you put into practice in everyday motion and life. Meditation is being a ...
Mar
2011
17
Religion’s overactive testosterone

Religion’s overactive testosterone

How religion came to be about who has the biggest kahunas BY DAVID RICKEY – We’ve always gotten it wrong. The “religio” in religion means “to connect.” That’s what religion has always meant, but we’re connecting to the wrong things. Early humans first came up with religion as a way of trying to understand the ...
Mar
2011
1
Finding hope and direction in chaos

Finding hope and direction in chaos

Once we spot divine presence it might look something like a sheepdog, bumping, guiding and protecting us as we stumble through life. BY DAVID RICKEY — Back in 1963, Bob Dylan wrote “The Times They Are A Changin’,” and they were. The 60s were a time of chaos for those holding onto the old ways, ...
Feb
2011
25
The apology men long to hear

The apology men long to hear

Men, too, have been victims — of passive-aggressive behavior and mixed messages from women. Here is my gentle ‘Men are from Mars’ plea for amends. BY JEFF BROWN — Over the years I have become aware of how I and all men have behaved toward women. I set out to redress some of those wrongs and apologize, ...
Feb
2011
18
Are you a guru?

Are you a guru?

Here are five types of spiritual teachers, and five ways to channel that power. BY JENNIFER LONGMORE — In the realm of spiritual leaders there are all kinds: one-on-one mentors, crowd instigators, retreat leaders, genuine sages, and more than a few well-intentioned wannabes or ill-intentioned quacks.  The young people who challenged the status...
Jan
2011
21
Why perfectionism is an imperfect goal

Why perfectionism is an imperfect goal

An alpha-male’s case study using sports, blunders and Buddhism BY DANIEL WOO – Spiritual lessons don’t all happen in churches, Reiki sessions at a fancy California spiritual retreat or the Far East. I once learned a good one in the middle of a pick-up soccer game. It was early 2005 and I was playing at ...
Dec
2010
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Peak experience: when exercise and spirituality meet

Peak experience: when exercise and spirituality meet

A middle way between The Biggest Loser and 127 Hours extreme-sport. BY MICHELLE MORRA-CARLISLE — I am not tough. If a gang of men with sticks repeatedly pelted me with a rock-hard projectile you might find me on the ground in the fetal position, pleading with them to stop. What I actually mean by that ...
Nov
2010
21
The Non-Accidental Universe

The Non-Accidental Universe

Our own intentions don’t trump those of the universe. Even BP received signs from above before the Gulf oil spill DAVID RICKEY: Long before the big spill, something or someone — let’s say God or the universe — tried to warn BP Oil and its contractors that a massive blowout was imminent. Eleven workers and thousands of ...
Aug
2010
25
Discovering my artist's way

Discovering my artist’s way

Artists aren’t an “elite” breed; we ALL have the capacity to grow spiritually through creative pursuits BY CYNDI INGLE — Remember the INXS song from the late 80’s, The Devil Inside? Well I have a new take on the theme of that title: we all have an artist inside — and lately, I’ve discovered mine. ...
Aug
2010
13
The heart whisperer

The heart whisperer

By acknowledging the “language of the heart” a lawyer learns to listen — without ego — to what others have to say GUEST COLUMN: DANIEL D. WOO — I’ve discovered a process that helps me get beyond my own thoughts, conceptions, and judgments – including those esoteric terms and concepts that are part of what ...