Spirituality

In Pursuit of Happiness

By Stephen Post

The words “’tis more blessed to give than to receive” echo down the centuries in the famous prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, “not so much to be loved as to love,” and in Shakespeare’s renowned lines on the “quality of mercy” that blesses the giver as well as the receiver. The paradox is that in the giving of self lies the unsought discovery of a happier self. The echo is heard in modern times as well. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself….” Dr. Albert Schweitzer affirmed, “The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” Dickens captured the refrain in the person of Scrooge, for whom buoyancy returns with each new expression of benevolence. Does happiness really ensue from benevolent love?

Interview with Isha

Author of Why Walk When You Can Fly

How would you describe your book Why Walk When You Can Fly?

The beauty of Why Walk When You Can Fly is that it provides a simple “how to” guide for the expansion of consciousness that teaches the reader how to love themselves unconditionally. The tools within the book, known as “facets”, expand consciousness very rapidly, allowing you to take this inner experience into your everyday life. The book gives you the answer to one very profound question that is essential to the life of any human being, and that is, what does it mean to love myself?

Soul Currency: Invest Your Inner Wealth

By Ernest D. Chu

[Editor's Note: Ernest Chu, a leading corporate finance expert, visionary, and strategic advisor to some of Amer ica’s best run companies, has created more than $1 billion in market value for his clients. Of equal importance to his business activities, Ernie currently serves as assistant pastor at Religious Science Ft. Lauderdale, the largest Religious Science church in the Southeast. His website is www.SoulCurrency.org.
The following article is based on his newly-released book, "Soul Currency: Investing Your Inner Wealth for Fulfillment & Abundance." It is followed by an extended conversation with Ernie, which we recommend you read].

The Day of At-One-Ment

by Mike Schwager

[Wednesday, October 8th, 2008] -- Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, observed beginning tonight, is the holiest time on the Jewish calendar. On this day, Jews all over the world atone for their transgressions, and ask God for forgiveness of their sins.

The Value of Solitude

Editor's Note: Robert Kull, author of Solitude: Seeking Wisdom In Extremes (New World Library) has written the following article entitled, "The Value of Solitude." You may also wish to read the recent Vancouver Sun article summarizing his experience by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/45wg5j

Finding Peace and Comfort In The Age Of Anxiety

People-On-The-Go Find Meditation is Key to Staying Centered

by Barbara Biziou

How can we find positive, sustainable comfort in this anxiety-ridden age?  A comfort that connects us to ourselves, and the Divine, regardless of our religion or spiritual tradition?  In my life, meditation is a key that turns the lock and opens the mind and heart, as it shifts us from unconsciousness back into consciousness.

The Most Important Dimension of Human Existence

by Eckhart Tolle

We’re here to find that dimension within ourselves that is deeper than thought.

THE MESSAGE OF THE ONE

by Mike Schwager

The message of the One begins with the illumination that all is of the One, that each and all is endowed at the deepest core of Being with the wisdom, knowledge and creative intelligence of the Divine Presence, the Divine Subtle Essence of the Universe. Love, Peace, Unity and the existence of an invisible Reality that transcends our physical senses and perceptions are part of the primary message of The Great Emanation. This was the message heard by Abraham over five thousand years ago, delivered to Moses on the mountain known as Sinai, played out of the flute of David on the Hills of Judea, sung by Solomon in the Great Temple of Jerusalem, taught by Buddha, and brought by Jesus.

The world's most sacred sites

Greek Orthodox Monastery of Roussanou

www.telegraph.co.uk

From Mount Olympus in Greece to Peru's Machu Picchu, some of the world's most sacred places still draw thousands of visitors each year. Here is a selection of some of the world's most sacred sites.

The Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama

A conversation with Robert Thurman | Mother Jones

When the Dalai Lama Accepted the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global human rights -- particularly for his ceaseless efforts to free his country from Chinese rule -- he referred to himself as "a simple monk from Tibet." But His Holiness is also the spiritual and political leader of 6 million Tibetans, who believe him to be the 14th earthly incarnation of the heavenly deity of compassion and mercy. Like his 13 predecessors, he works for the regeneration and continuation of the Tibetan Vajrayana branch of Buddhist tradition.

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