Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor
While we are living in unsettled times, it seems that many periods in human history have been that way. Consider this famous quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, authored in 1859.
“It was the best of times, it was the … More
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 … More
Paul Lenda, Guest
Throughout the ages, there have been many who have had gotten a taste of incredibly mesmerizing higher states of consciousness. Rather than keep their experiential knowledge and wisdom about the higher and deeper elements of existence to themselves they spread the word to others, be … More
Ida Lawrence, Contributor
Rumor has it that women are amazingly strong. Do we always have to be strong? When looking at alternative ways to be, it seems like strong is the only choice. But I wonder about that. Eventually we realize that strong in conscious awareness seems a … More
David James Lees, Guest
The ancient Chinese Taoist concept of ‘Te’ (pronounced ‘day’) is one of the lesser known but nevertheless vital teachings of Taoist philosophy passed to me by my Masters in the sacred Wudang Mountains of China.
You may have encountered … More
Eric Allen Bell, Guest Writer
The nature of consciousness is that it evolves. Everything is comprised of consciousness. Non-local consciousness is the ground of all being. You are an expression of the infinite consciousness that knows no boundaries. That which looks out through your eyes, that which … More
Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often.
The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak.
Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.
Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem
from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance.
Z, Contributing Writer
1. You are an advocate for changing fear, as opposed to fearing change
By transforming fear into courage, you understand that power is merely a stopgap that must be expiated, lest it corrupt absolutely. For any action to count as courageous it must first … More
Oren Lyons, a Native American Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan, and a member of the Onondoga Nation Council of Chiefs of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy (the Haudenosaunee), recites the poignant story of how after graduating college he was reminded of the importance of his … More
Peter Russell, Spirit Of Now
Humanity is too clever to survive without wisdom. — E.F Schumacher
What is wisdom? We hear the word a lot these days—the need for wisdom, the wisdom traditions, wisdom schools. We each would like to have more wisdom. And for others to … More
Joseph M. Marshall III
The word wisdom is used frequently every day, whether it is spoken and heard or written and read. Yet it is debatable, in my opinion, if most of us know what it is. In most dictionaries it is defined as “the quality or state … More
Excerpted from J. Krishnamurti’s Life Story and Teachings. Krishnamurti asks us to give deep attention to this question of why we won’t change when we already understand the importance of changing. Why won’t we prevent all wars to save our own children? Will we be forever nationalistic? We are … More