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Will There Ever Be A Time Without War?

Will There Ever Be A Time Without War?

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 […]

Infinite Potential

Infinite Potential

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 […]

By December 6, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
Understanding True Love

Understanding True Love

Jona Bryndis, Guest Waking Times The English language offers two meanings for ‘True Love’, describing either the kind of love we feel for someone and/or the person your true love is subjected to. Both meanings primarily reflect on an emotion directed at somebody else. When searching for the deeper meaning of True Love we will […]

By October 12, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Wu Wei

Wu Wei

Stuart Wilde Waking Times Wu Wei is accepting life and not forcing it. It is being aware of the ebb and flow of the seasons, aware of the spirituality of all things, aware that in the great abundance of the God-Force, there is no time. It is knowing when to act, and not acting until […]

By September 21, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Happiness or Peace?

Happiness or Peace?

Julie Umpleby, Contributor Waking Times “Happiness is a by-product. You cannot pursue it by itself.”  Samuel Levenson “Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.”  Lao-Tzu If you ask people want they want most in life, you will find the answer in the majority of cases to be that they ‘just want […]

By August 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Becoming Enlightened – Entering the Kingdom of Heaven

Becoming Enlightened – Entering the Kingdom of Heaven

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 […]

Inner Peace is World Peace

Inner Peace is World Peace

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 […]

Spades Are For Digging In Deep!

Spades Are For Digging In Deep!

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 […]

By April 15, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
The Paradox of the Esoteric Martial Arts

The Paradox of the Esoteric Martial Arts

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, […]

By April 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Are You Creating You or Being You?

Are You Creating You or Being You?

Trinity Bourne, Openhand Contributor Waking Times When we embark on the spiritual journey we have two main choices: We can either: 1. create who we want to be Or 2. be who we truly are There are many ways to the top of the metaphorical mountain. There are also many ways to ensure that we keep walking […]

By March 6, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Creating A Better World

Creating A Better World

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 […]

By January 19, 2013 5 Comments Read More →
It’s Time… Don’t You Think?

It’s Time… Don’t You Think?

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 […]

By December 20, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Going to Hope in a Handbasket

Going to Hope in a Handbasket

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, […]

By December 18, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Thoughts On Detaching From Ego And Walking In Peace

Thoughts On Detaching From Ego And Walking In Peace

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 […]

By November 16, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Meditating Measurably Changes The Brain Even When Not Actively Meditating

Meditating Measurably Changes The Brain Even When Not Actively Meditating

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 […]

By November 13, 2012 3 Comments Read More →
In Honor of Armistice Day – Throwing Veteran’s Day Over Our Shoulders

In Honor of Armistice Day – Throwing Veteran’s Day Over Our Shoulders

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 […]

By November 11, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
The Magic Key to Change The World

The Magic Key to Change The World

Fred på Jorden, Contributing Writer Waking Times These groups all care about peace and our earth and are contributing music and dance to help spread the word. Playing for Change, Sacred Fire, Dance Exchange, Dance of Universal Peace, Give Peace a Dance, Oklahoma Hoop Dance, Belly Dancer for Peace, Hip Hop for Peace But they haven’t realized that by just doing what […]

By September 3, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
Violence or Inaction: The False Dichotomy

Violence or Inaction: The False Dichotomy

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.

By March 13, 2012 0 Comments Read More →
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