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Turning Adversity Into Alchemy

Turning Adversity Into Alchemy

Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times “All adversities are here to help you. They can become instruments of your progress.”  ~ Swami Rama Would you return a really expensive gift from a friend that you’ve coveted for ages? What about the opportunity to uncover one of your own personal assets, long hidden by years of accumulated […]

By September 4, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Diligent Practice: The Path to Knowledge

Diligent Practice: The Path to Knowledge

Brandon West, Contributor Waking Times Throughout our lives if we take the time to master each new idea that comes powerfully in our lives, each new habit or way of thinking or art or endeavor that we are inspired towards, then, with diligent practice, we will grow magnificently. All that is required is a new […]

17 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Mother Teresa

17 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Mother Teresa

Luminita Saviuc, Purpose Fairy Waking Times “If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. If you are successful you will win some false friends and true enemies: Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank people will try to cheat you: Be honest anyway. What you spend years building, […]

8 Lessons I Recently Learned or Remembered

8 Lessons I Recently Learned or Remembered

Seth Jani, Contributor Waking Times Love the Void Seeking external love and validation from other people to fill the little spots of emptiness and loneliness at the heart of your life is doomed to failure. All of us have to dance with the no-man’s (or no-woman’s) land behind the mask of living and no one, […]

12 Little Known Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Life

12 Little Known Laws of Karma That Will Change Your Life

TrulyMind Waking Times What is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able […]

Each Small Candle Lights a Corner of the Dark

Each Small Candle Lights a Corner of the Dark

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times Between painful discomfort with self and self-love is love of truth. Some may say… let go, let go, let go of the discomfort… but you know, I’m kind of an owl person: I like to go into the ‘dark’… maybe if we really can see how things come apart, we […]

Humans of Manufactured Purpose

Humans of Manufactured Purpose

Raghav Bubna, Fractal Enlightenment Waking Times Until we are born we don’t have any perception of existence riddling within us, we are lovingly thrust into birth by the biological frivolity of corporeal matter and witness the first moments in our life of purest expression. As children we interact through experience and expression free of thought […]

Are You Afraid of Death?

Are You Afraid of Death?

Caroline Nettle, Guest Waking Times With all the uncertainties that we are faced with in these turbulent times, there are very few things upon which we can rely. We are seeing the banking industry, politicians, social institutions and the old hierarchy undergoing profound changes, which is causing us to rethink our old ways. However, as […]

The Eternal Now

The Eternal Now

Julian Websdale, Contributor Waking Times There is only really the Eternal Now and that Now exists in the beginning and also in the end of the standing wave that we call physical existence and evolution, which means that time is cyclical. The Now is the ‘alpha-omega’ of the cycle – as symbolized by the point where […]

The 10 Lies We Tell Ourselves

The 10 Lies We Tell Ourselves

Whitney Anthony, Purpose Fairy Waking Times “The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we’re afraid. We fear we will not find love, and when we find it, we fear we’ll lose it. We fear that if we […]

7 Keys to Balanced Living

7 Keys to Balanced Living

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times Q: How do I balance the physical, mental and spiritual dimension? Everyone goes through this life Doing the best they can. Often travelers are blind to the fact They can reach higher. The ability to show this to someone, And help them extend their reach Is very rare and […]

What is Real Beyond What is ‘Real’

What is Real Beyond What is ‘Real’

Iam Saums, Contributor Waking Times “Wake from reality, wake from your dream…” Reality. It certainly is a subjective, seemingly flexible and very elusive element of human existence. With all the structures, formats, programs, conditions, laws, rules and boundaries our society aggressively imposes to implement, arrest (pun intended) and almost religiously uphold and proliferate “order,” it is amazing to me how we have […]

It’s All Faked – Even Death

It’s All Faked – Even Death

Alen Mischael Vukelić, Contributor Waking Times Sometimes I wish I had the perception of a 5-year-old. I still have a vivid memory of that state, in which everything that happens is more or less just a phenomenon – nothing really to be concerned about. When I look at it now, I see how liberating it is […]

Creating The Life You Want With Be, Do, Have

Creating The Life You Want With Be, Do, Have

Peter O’Donoghue, Contributor Waking Times In my experience, when you ask someone what they want in the future, the reply is usually a list of activities they would like to do or things they would like to acquire. When you ask someone, Who are you? The person will typically respond by giving you occupation. Which one do […]

9 Truths You Should Know by Now

9 Truths You Should Know by Now

Luminita Saviuc, Purpose Fairy Waking Times “In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.” ~  Tom Bodett Life has a very interesting way of teaching us many of the many things we need to learn, don’t you think? It seems to me […]

By January 23, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
The Four Types of Friends According to the Buddha

The Four Types of Friends According to the Buddha

Waking Times Young man, be aware of these four good-hearted friends: the helper, the friend who endures in good times and bad, the mentor, and the compassionate friend. The helper can be identified by four things: by protecting you when you are vulnerable, and likewise your wealth, being a refuge when you are afraid, and […]

By December 28, 2013 14 Comments Read More →
Not Resisting Resistance

Not Resisting Resistance

Peter Russell, Spirit of Now Waking Times The building where I used to run a meditation group was on the same street as a fire station. One could almost guarantee that sometime during the meditation a fire engine would come rushing past, sirens wailing. Not surprisingly, people would afterwards complain. “How could I meditate with […]

By November 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Life – The Projection From Within

Life – The Projection From Within

Marcela Cruz, Contributor Waking Times Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. ~Martin Luther King, Jr. All of the people, things and activities which comprise our daily lives seem to take […]

By September 19, 2013 8 Comments Read More →
Life and Death and Love

Life and Death and Love

Osho, Osho Times Waking Times Death is already happening. Death is an absolutely necessary process for life to be. It is not the enemy, it is the friend. Death is already happening. Whether you face it or not, whether you look at it or not, it is already there. It is just like breathing. When […]

By September 14, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
The Dalai Lama and Buddhist Science

The Dalai Lama and Buddhist Science

Gene Hart, Guest Waking Times Why does consciousness seem to complicate reality? – A question that arose in my mind upon hearing that His Holiness the Dalai Lama was coming to England to spread his teachings of non-violence. The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, was visiting Manchester to share his wisdom and knowledge, […]

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