TAG: wisdom

Ecology and the Human Heart

The Dalia Lama – According to Buddhist teaching, there is a very close interdependence between the natural environment and the sentient beings living in it.

How Did Humans Get So Out of Balance?

Ida Lawrence – Lots of people say it, and it can’t be denied… this would be a wonderful, balanced natural world if humans weren’t a part of it.

30 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Thích Nhất Hạnh

Luminita Saviuc, Purpose Fairy Waking Times When I think of Thích Nhất Hạnh, words like – stillness, love, compassion, peace and oneness, come to mind. And even though these are some really beautiful and powerful words, they somehow can’t really express the beautiful, pure and loving feelings that I get from reading Thích Nhất Hạnh’s books and watching

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,

9 Signs You’re an Old Soul

Aletheia Luna, LonerWolf Waking Times How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? ~ Satchel Paige There is a special kind of person in our world who finds himself alone and isolated, almost since birth. His solitary existence isn’t from a preference or an antisocial temperament – he is simply old.

Distant Echoes Closing In

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times I like to listen when I first come awake in the morning… to try and get a read on where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing during sleep. So this morning I listened, and the message was “No regrets, no worries.” Aha! That’s a good place to stand at

Listen to Your Heart’s Wisdom

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times  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 worst of times; it was

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

20 Transformational Truths From Sages Throughout the Ages

Paul Lenda, Guest Waking Times 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 it through spoken word, written

The Real Armageddon: Learning how to be Alone!

V. Susan Ferguson, Contributor Waking Times We can all see that life on planet Earth is moving towards some inexorable, perhaps unknowable massive change. Years ago I decided my best path was to follow the tradition of ancient primordial metaphysical teachings and find Wisdom Truth within me. Here is what I learned. We have to

You Are Your Greatest Battle

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times 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 lot more natural than the

Wu Wei is… Loving and Managing Your Ego – Part II

David James Lees, Guest Waking Times Note: This is the second of a series of 3 articles. Please read Part I here, and Part III here. This is the second in a series of blog posts on my Taoist spiritual and professional interpretation of the Ego. In my last blog post I proposed that you could view your mind

The Age of Synthesis: How Everything Is Blending, Fusing and Transcending Duality

Corinne McLaughlin with Gordon Davidson, Guests Waking Times Excerpt from The Practical Visionary Today many disparate things are blending, fusing and synthesizing. Nothing seems as separate as it did in past times—races, religions, cultures, nations, genders, styles. The walls between opposites are beginning to dissolve, and dualities are transforming into a higher synthesis. The cutting