If we are always in pursuit of happiness, how do we manage in the face of sadness, regret, loss or disappointment? What are we to do with these shadowed, uncomfortable and sometimes frightening emotions? It seems that our culture, and our yoga embedded within it, is held hostage to notions that happiness, passion, adventure and pleasure are to be pursued and celebrated as the highest values of human existence. And without doubt, most pyschotherapeutic, meditative, yogic and other transformative practices are intended, ultimately, to help us move from contraction to expansion, from darkness to light, from enslavement to freedom.
System Reboot I don’t know about you, but I’ve kind of slipped off the bandwagon lately with regards to ‘me’ time. I don’t know if its got to do with moving house and having an endless list of things to do or being in the midst of the silly season but quiet, reflective time is […]
As a CLN Reader, we’re betting you’ve got at least a few friends that may want their gifts to be spiritually-oriented and eco-smart, so we’ve created a list of 10 great gifts you can give them (and we’re okay with you letting them think it was your idea).
Welcome to the season of peace and joy. Do you feel it? For many people, a more accurate name would be the season of stress. Shopping, parties, shopping, wrapping, sending holiday cards, traveling, cooking, eating, decorating, oh and did I mention shopping? They all add up to stress. At least they can if you let […]
Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. Every day, 1,400 kids die from water-related illnesses before they reach their fifth birthday. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are simple solutions like drilled wells, spring protections and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world.
We can’t control the outcome of any situation. We can only control our actions. That means we can aim for a particular outcome, and do everything in our power to achieve it, but we cannot control what actually happens. We can’t control other people, the weather, bureaucracy, or anything else that is outside of ourselves. Obstacles will always get in our way, and we have no power over them.
A study finds that confessions are four times more likely when interrogators adopt a respectful stance toward detainees and build rapport, instead of torturing.
I’m Easy. Well, not THAT kind of easy … although, in my 20’s… For a long time now I have been noticing that we reward ‘all that is difficult’. Like, “I studied hard for that exam” and, “It was a rough week” and, “I pulled an all nighter to get this project together for my […]
I’m sure you’ve at least heard of the indigo children, and probably the crystal and rainbow children as well. You may have read about these children coming in with “new spiritual technologies” to support Humanity and Mother Earth in transcending density to ascend into higher levels of light and love.
Few people have changed this world to the magnitude that Walt Disney has. He proves that circumstance and education do not dictate what you can become. His life lessons serve as excellent reminders for entrepreneurs.
Even though so many people don’t enjoy spending time alone with themselves, and even though so many people are willing to do whatever it takes to avoid solitude, it is in those moments when we are alone with ourselves that we can connect with the deep side of us. It is in those moments of silence and solitude that we can get in touch with that part of us that knows our real worth, the reason of our existence and what we are meant to do in this world.