Infographic – Here are eight thinking styles that may be causing problems in your life, and some meditation tools that can help you break out of these destructive thought patterns.
Alex Pietrowski - Can virtual bodyswapping help us rise above strong stereotypes and prejudiced beliefs etched into our minds?
Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times Recently, I had the long awaited opportunity to visit Gettysburg, PA and tour this immense and historic Civil War Battlefield. This is one of our National Parks with many tour guides, roads for cars, bicycles and trails for hiking; it is immaculately kept, with stone walls, horse barriers, hundreds of […]
James C. Wilhelm, Contributor Waking Times The message for which I am primarily known has remained consistent for 52 years: unity, freedom, peace, love, justice, gratitude, giving. These words represent a powerful, stunning, and absolutely possible reality available to all humanity. In 1976 I asked, “What do I do with the power that the ineffable experience […]
James Need, Contributor Waking Times The ego, your personality, your sense of self surrenders… You become totally at one with the present moment… You start to feel as though you are at one with the breath… You become the breath… You can feel the sensation of the breath flowing in and out with every cell […]
James C. Wilhelm, Contributor Waking Times Simple life forms first appeared on earth about three and a half billion years ago. These little entities, a form of bacteria known to biologists as prokaryotes, are still with us today. They are made of DNA, proteins and other identifiable structures. As with everything that exists, however, prokaryotes […]
Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times Take ownership of who you are. What does that mean? Well, we’re here at the greatest time of change imaginable. We’re trying to not freak out about it… and that’s not easy for those of us who have our eyes open. We’re looking outside of ourselves for someone who has […]
Jess O’Brien, Guest Writer Waking Times All societies have had to grapple with the harsher side of human nature. Unacknowledged violence within will smolder, and conflict left unresolved will in time explode. The martial arts developed for facing these raw emotions directly, forging and tempering their energy into useful and beautiful shapes. Frustrations are expressed openly, […]
Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer Waking Times “We become what we think about all day long.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Long before I became an adult I launched a quest. This was inspired by a something that weighed on my childish mind, an urgent calling to alleviate the suffering of others. Even when I was a […]
Catherine Lamb, Guest Writer Waking Times As you view the world, remember that the black patches of evil which you see are shown against a white background of ultimate good… When there is so much good truth to publish and proclaim, why should men dwell so much upon the evil in the world just because […]
Laura Grace Weldon, Guest Writer Waking Times “Not only is another world possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” -Arundhati Roy Fear sells. Blood and guts sell even better. What really grabs our attention? Out and out panic. That largely explains today’s so-called news channels, talk radio, […]
Dr. Ben Kim, Prevent Disease Waking Times As I approach the last few years of my fourth decade on planet earth, I find myself feeling grateful for some of the conclusions that I’ve been able to draw from various life experiences. One in particular that I try to hold close to my heart, especially in […]
April McCarthy, Prevent Disease Waking Times A new study has found that participating in an 8-week meditation training program can have measurable effects on how the brain functions even when someone is not actively meditating. Published research has demonstrated that the practice of regular meditation can increase brain density, boost connections between neurons, decrease symptoms […]
Waking Times The following excerpt is from Kurt Vonnegut’s novel, Breakfast of Champions: I will come to a time in my backwards trip when November eleventh, accidentally my birthday, was a sacred day called Armistice Day. When I was a boy, and when Dwayne Hoover was a boy, all the people of all the nations which […]
Sadly, for the better part of history our species has resorted to violence as a rule when dealing with dispute resolution, crime and even things as seemingly innocent as raising children or funding community projects. The system that has been built around us has taught us to punish children, fail students, tax consumers, throw so-called “law breakers” in cages and invade any country who might pose a threat, someday, maybe.