So you want to learn how to be happy, but have no idea where to start. The good thing is, you can learn how to be happy and be more fulfilled in everything you do. You must first keep in mind that happiness in life is like a smorgasbord. If 100 people went to a smorgasbord and [...]
Where are you headed?The Practice: Find your North Star.Why?
I recently did a meditation retreat (at Spirit Rock, wonderful place, including for workshops). One evening as we walked out of the hall after the last sit, I was feeling rattled and discombobulated. (One of the benefits of a retreat – though it can be uncomfortable – is [...]
Our thoughts shape our tomorrows.
IF EACH ONE OF US who is reading this article would practice getting in touch with the treasures within us on a daily basis, we could literally change the world. People living the truth change the world. For the truth of our being is that we are filled with unconditional love. [...]
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” — Albert Einstein
While walking down a crowded street in London many years ago, I noticed a window display devoted to the English poet William Blake. There was a quotation on a sign in the window that I read over and over. The [...]
BESIDES ITS MEANING in Tibetan, to meditate in Sanskrit means “to cultivate self.” I especially like this definition because of the metaphorical possibilities it offers—for example, gardening or agriculture. When you cultivate the soil, you take the packed-down earth that has been lying fallow for a while and you churn it up with a spade [...]
Discover the mind’s incredible healing power.
IN 1952 a young British physician made a mistake. It was a mistake that was to bring short-lived scientific glory to Dr. Albert Mason. Mason tried to treat a fifteen-year-old boy’s warts using hypnosis. Mason and other doctors had successfully used hypnosis to get rid of warts, but this was [...]