Stuck In the Fear Response? How To Snap Out Of It! – Dr. Alberto Villoldo

1 year ago Dr. Alberto Villoldo | Awaken 0
Fright, or the startle response, is part of a system that allows us to react instinctively to danger…Fright is different from fear and it serves a purpose to ensure our survival. Our instincts are designed so that in a state of extreme stress, our fight-or-flight response kicks in. Our glands pump adrenaline into our bloodstream, Read More

Seek out the crown of contentment

1 year ago Swami Avdeshanand Giri | Speaking Tree 0
Most of us are familiar with the story of a man who had a hen which laid a golden egg every day. He lived by selling it. One day, he thought to himself, why not kill the hen that lays golden eggs and take out all the eggs at one time? He killed the hen Read More

How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

1 year ago Carolyn Gregoire | Awaken 0
What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don’t tell the whole story. Our emotional intelligence — the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others — can play a critical role in determining our happiness and success. Plato said that all Read More

The Four Insights: The Way Of the Luminous Warrior

1 year ago Dr. Alberto Villoldo 0
The Four Insights are wisdom teachings that have been protected by secret societies of Earthkeepers…the medicine men and women of the Americas. The Insights state that all creation — humans, whales, and even stars — is made from light manifest through the power of intention. The Four Insights reveal ancient technologies to become beings of light Read More

Radical Acceptance of Desire

1 year ago Tara Brach | Awaken 0
When I was first introduced to Buddhism in a high school World Studies class, I dismissed it out-of-hand…This was during the hedonistic days of the late ‘60s, and this spiritual path seemed so grim with its concern about attachment and, apparently, anti-pleasure. Buddhism seemed to be telling me to stop seeking after romantic relationships, forego Read More

What Is A Shaman?

1 year ago Fu-Ding Cheng | Awaken 0
A shaman is a person, man or woman, who has the ability to enter altered states of consciousness or spiritual realms, see visions, healings, insights, which they bring back to share with their community. They are people of two worlds, with the most diverse range of goals: Some seek exploration into other realms, others seek powers, Read More

Your Purpose Will Find You

1 year ago Dr Wayne W. Dyer 0
In a previous chapter, I reviewed the obstacles to connecting to intention and pointed out that our thoughts are one of the major roadblocks…I stressed that we become what we think about all day long. What thoughts do you have that inhibit you from feeling as if you’re on purpose in your life? For instance, if you Read More

Why Anxiety Is So Persuasive — and Pervasive: Sharon Salzberg

1 year ago Sharon Salzberg | Awaken 0
Most people believe that we live in especially anxious times. Everywhere I teach, people describe how the mounting anxieties of modern life exhaust them. They want help to remain calm and confident amid so much perceived danger. This is the first of two columns about anxiety. In this one I hope to help readers understand why anxiety is Read More

Dalai Lama: The Way to Peace in a Time of Division

1 year ago Azriel ReShel | Uplift 0
The time has come to understand that we are the same human beings on this planet. Whether we want to or not, we must coexist. – His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. When the red clad monk speaks, people listen. We smile and instantly understand his simple yet potent message, that kindness is the way. Read More