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Where Do You Exist?

You can gain a glimpse of enlightenment with a simple exercise. Close your eyes and imagine a beautiful sunset over the ocean. See the colors as vividly as possible; catch the shining glint of the s…

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Haiti: The Spiritual Lessons To Be Learned

With the news of the Haitian disaster comes a profound sense of vulnerability. When faced with catastrophes of this scale, we are left feeling exposed, without answers, the explicit images shown in …

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The Later States Of Consciousness

According to Vedanta, there are seven states of consciousness. Each of the seven states of consciousness represents an increase in our experience of synchronicity, and each progressive state moves us…

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New Year, New Choices

What choices will you make in 2010? One thing is for sure: if we keep doing the same things, we will continue getting the same results. This year, I propose we make the ultimate resolution: a resoluti…

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Who Inspires You?

Some individuals inspire millions through their life's work. We can be inspired by artists, leaders, actors, authors, scientists, geniuses and athletes. Anyone who challenges the limits of human capac…

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To Beaver or not to Beaver?

Several years ago, I visited Tierra Del Fuego, an incredibly beautiful island off the tip of Argentina, and home to the southernmost village in the world. This land of jagged snowy peaks is also the h…

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Beyond the Intellect

A Japanese Zen master once received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. The master served tea. The Japanese tea ceremony is long and complex, and the scientist became increasingly im…

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Breaking With Tradition

It amazes me how much importance we put in tradition. We think that the fact generations before us always did something a certain way, somehow makes that behavior more valuable, more sacred, more righ…

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Can’t Buy Me Love

Have you ever really wanted something in your life? Something you put all your heart into achieving? What happened when you finally achieved it? Was there a rush of adrenaline? A feeling of triumph? O…

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The Wisdom of Whales

Self-acceptance is inherent in all animals and can be best understood by observing nature. At Puerto Madryn in Argentina, for example, dozens of right whales come to breed in the calm waters surroundi…

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