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A New Film Explores The Transcendental Meditation Movement

Have you heard of Transcendental Meditation (TM)? It's one of the most popular forms of meditation and has been studied in depth by scientists over the years. There are many other individual benefits to be gained for people who regularly practice TM. Three hundred ninety five peer reviewed studies ...

5 Quick but Powerful Reminders for When S**t Hits the Fan

We all go through rough patches in life, some of us more frequently than others. But whether you believe yourself to be regularly faced with turmoil, or only occasionally, we all know what it’s like when the collection of our current experiences (aka “shit”) hits the proverbial fan. It’s often in t...

Neuroscience Says Happiness Lies In The Journey, Not The Goal

Do you ever find that you rarely ever reach a feeling of contentment? As if, once you get that raise, promotion, new house, or perfect relationship, you just want more? This may be because we are never, ever done growing, and to be content means that you are no longer striving to be better and thus ...

3 Myths About Spirituality That Prevent Us From Enjoying Life

When it comes to spirituality, we're all on our own journeys, whether you're interested in the subject or not! However, what many of us forget is that "being spiritual" isn't a full-time job or a lifestyle, it's just us. We all have souls within us, are made up of consciousness, and are fundamentall...

What Role Might Virtual Reality Play In Shifting Consciousness?

My friend Phil Lelyveld is reporting on the current state of VR based on the events at Digital Hollywood.  It is telling that this very practical conference, focused on media and entertainment but delving into nascent technology, had a new track devoted entirely to Virtual and Augmented Reality. A ...

Ancient Egyptian Art As A Portal To Consciousness

I have been fascinated by Egypt ever since a friend who lived near the Mayan Ruins in Cancun gave me a book about the Great Pyramid of Giza. From this introduction I was exposed, for the first time, to the idea that the Great Pyramid, rather than being a tomb for a pharaoh, was actually a repositor...

Everyday Ways to Balance the Chakras

There are various activities a person can do every day in the Western world to discover calm serenity. Life is like standing on a balancing board: One does not achieve constant steadiness, for there are always waves of emotion to push us up and down, pull us this way and that. Our best option is to...