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Wise Guide to the Unconscious Mind

May 19, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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His Holiness The Dalai Lama at Madison Square Garden

May 19, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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It was spring of 1990 and it was big news — His Holiness The Dalai Lama was coming to The Worlds’s Most Famous Arena. In those days the theater attached to MSG  was called The Paramount Theater, before that it was called The Felt Forum, and these days it is called The Theater at MSG. It was an epic week, perhaps the most spiritually oriented, high profile event to happen... Read more

 

Expanding Compassion Beyond Our Inner Circle: A Seven-Step Exercise

May 18, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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  In this TedTalk, Robert Thurman shows us how to expand our compassion. “It’s hard to always show compassion — even to the people we love, but Robert Thurman asks that we develop compassion for our enemies. He prescribes a seven-step meditation exercise to extend compassion beyond our inner circle.” The post Expanding Compassion Beyond Our Inner Circle: A Seven-Step Exercise appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Why Philosophy Will Always be a Part of Our Life

May 18, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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There are loads of people who have no interest in philosophy, and I used to be one of them. I could never understand why I had to take philosophy when my course had nothing to do with it. I saw philosophy as nothing more than just a mere minor subject. Sure, I would attend classes, but I just secretly wished that the session would end already. I just can’t wait... Read more

 

The Purpose of Our Lives

May 18, 2017 | Posted by: Andreas Metzen
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I have learned a lot over the years from Anthony “Tony” Robbins. His insight and keen understanding have helped me in different stages of and aspects of my life. Similar after a few years ago discovering Brendon Burchard’s YouTube channel I have appreciated another voice of giving direction. Tony and Brendon are having success in their personal and business life and have helped transform many lives. Yet in my own... Read more

 

12 Minute Meditation to Cultivate Love

May 17, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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This wonderful 12 minute meditation from Ram Dass focuses your heart and mind on the experience of love. Love is not just a feeling, it is a state of being. Like a flower in a garden, it grows when tended. Cultivate love in your life, and you will notice a distinct change in the world around you. Once you have practiced with the video a few times, try taking a... Read more

 

Soulcraft vs. Psychotherapy

May 11, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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When a woman or man has embarked upon the journey of soul initiation (a rare pursuit in the contemporary world), the primary focus ought to be soulcraft, not psychotherapy. Psychotherapy itself will not support the encounter with soul. Therapy, in fact, might distract from soul. For people in an emotional healing process, or in need of one, soulcraft might be dangerously counter-therapeutic. For those on the journey of soul initiation,... Read more

 

An Evening with Ram Dass

May 11, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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BetterListen!’s series of excerpts continues with the following excerpt from the wonderful recording of “An Evening with Ram Dass”. I have a friend — his name is Larry Brilliant and Larry is a doctor. He used to be known as Dr. America as part of the Hog Farm, which was a hippie commune in Berkeley. It was run by a fellow named Wavy Gravy, who was a clown. Wavy works... Read more

 

From Disconnection to Connection (featuring Brother David)

May 11, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Brother David discussing disconnection and connection at Wisdom 2.0. The post From Disconnection to Connection (featuring Brother David) appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

The Angry Therapist: A No Bullshit Guide to Personal Sustainable Change

May 04, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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 The Angry Therapist: A No BS Guide for Finding and Living Your Own Truth by John Kim came out last week. His book will help you develop a no-nonsense, personal model for creating sustainable change. Parallax Press is having a free webinar with John on May 4. Join the conversation! Here’s an excerpt from The Angry Therapist: Thought Patterns Life is all about how you think. Success or “failure”, however you define them, will only... Read more

 

Why Overthinking Kills Us—Alan Watts

May 02, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this True Meaning clip, Alan Watts talks about overthinking. The post Why Overthinking Kills Us—Alan Watts appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

A Philosophy of Interconnection

May 02, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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We are pleased to bring you this excerpt from Alan Watts from “Four Ways to the Center.” “All people, and this also includes all beings whatsoever, but we’re talking mainly of course about human beings, all people are manifestations, disguises of the total reality behind this cosmos.  And that, if that is so, there are not any mistakes in the world. When you look at patterns on the foam of... Read more

 

How Mindfulness Helps You At Work

April 27, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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There is no doubt about it, today’s business is a round-the-clock atmosphere. We are hounded with external pressures, overwhelmed with information overload, asked to deliver more with less, work longer hours, and have less personal time for renewal activities. What is the result? Self-inflicted attention deficit disorder, exhaustion, lack of focus, reduced health, and burnout. This leads to lower job satisfaction, morale, and productivity. Hardly the results we want. Did... Read more

 

Pema Chodron – How We Block Wisdom

April 27, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This video is from Belfast Buddhist. “We always have a choice, Pema Chödrön teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and make us kinder. In this talk, Pema provides the tools to deal with the problems and difficulties that life throws our way. This wisdom is always available to us, Pema teaches, but... Read more

 

Fighting For Science in the World of Alternative Facts

April 25, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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Truth Speaks Out at the March for Science Much like the Women’s March that followed the 2016 presidential election, the most recent March for Science on Earth Day 2017 roused support in many cities across the nation. While scientists have usually found it prudent to stay out of the often contentious realm of politics, those days are coming to an end. In the past, there had been a fear amongst the scientific... Read more

 

Behind the Scenes with Robert Bly

April 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Steve Stein begins his Street Smart video series with stories of Robert Bly, the Human Shadow, and the Men’s Movement. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. The post Behind the Scenes with Robert Bly appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Making Room for Men in the Women’s Movement

April 19, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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  Looking around the world today we cannot escape that observation that inequality is pervasive. We may even feel that contemporary power structures seemingly legitimize behaviors that then reinforce this inequality. The worldwide turnout for the Women’s March January 18th, 2017, the first full day of the Trump presidency, illustrates that gender inequality and sexism is one such issue that has been given a recent uptick in momentum and engagement... Read more

 

What You Should Know About History Of Alchemy

April 15, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Over two thousand years ago, the practice of Alchemy first became known, based on what remains of the ancient writings and holy texts from several cultures.  Alchemy is, both in theory and in practice, a duality; acting as both a spiritual and tangible science.  It deals with the attainment and understanding of knowledge.  Understanding of nature and our place in it. Of a path to attaining personal and, in turn,... Read more

 

What Happens When a Snot-nose Kid From Brooklyn Discovers Zen?

April 13, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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For those of you that may not know, my name is Steve Stein and I am the founder of WisdomFeed and BetterListen!. I’ve been DJ ing recordings since I was 10 years old. I used to work in my dad’s record shop – we had the biggest 45 collection in Brooklyn. Hippies would come in, they would say what’s hot? Then I would tell them. All these years later, I... Read more

 

Why Spiritual Bypassing is Concerning in the Mindfulness Movement

April 13, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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I’ve been in New Thought since 2000, finding the empowerment message so refreshing after being raised Catholic. Finding out the “Devil” was not “out there” but rather within my own mind was both liberating and frightening at the same time. This meant I had to take full responsibility for my life. Affirmations and mantras jazzed me up. Law of Attraction got me hooked, and I read everything I could on... Read more

 

Why it’s Important to Be Kind to Unkind People

April 11, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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To be human is to be in relationship with difficult people. The reality is if all the difficult people in our lives felt deep kindness in their hearts, they would cease to be difficult people. As Thich Nhat Hanh says, “Peace in oneself, peace in the world.” Aside from learning how to create a calm and stable mind, one of the months in my 6-month global online program A Course... Read more

 

The Astral Hustle with Michael Garfield

April 11, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Welcome to The Astral Hustle podcast. This is where Cory Allen talks to himself and his friends about the nature of being and the magic of the cosmos. In this episode, Corey Allen joins on TAH by Future Fossils host Michael Garfield. They talk about the internet rewiring our brains, removing idea viruses from the computer of the self, and a huge spectrum of other future-topic fantasies. The post The... Read more

 

What is Depth Psychology?

April 07, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Depth psychology is the study of unconscious mental processes and motives, particularly in how it relates to psychoanalytic theory and practice.  The approach strives to bring the concept of soul into the forefront, although it is not based on any religious foundation.  The approach, founded by Carl Jung and Pierre Janet and inspired by Freud and others, uses an iceberg model to describe human consciousness.  In the model, only the... Read more

 

Finding Balance of Mind in Troubling Times

April 06, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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There seems to be a whole lot of mind troubling and heart wrenching news in the world today. The world’s current atmosphere can give our minds endless fuel to race, worry, and catastrophize. When you turn on the news these days, it’s all disaster. These disasters are real, but the stories in our minds that the world is going to hell in a hand basket may not be. Our brains... Read more

 

Science and Technology in the Military

April 04, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This StarTalk episode discusses the question, what will the future armed forces of the United States look like? Neil deGrasse Tyson finds out when he interviews former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter. Joined by comic co-host Leighann Lord and Michael Horowitz, an expert on military innovation and the future of war, our crew is here to break down the complex role science and technology play in national defense. Learn... Read more

 

RETHINK Digital Kit From Mindfulness Without Borders

April 04, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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What Is The RETHINK Digital Kit? It’s 100 classroom-tested activities, downloadable lesson plans, video clips, and focused-attention practices that impart soft skills to help today’s youth become tomorrow’s leaders, capable of creating a more compassionate world at large. Get started today at rethinkdigitalkit.com The post RETHINK Digital Kit From Mindfulness Without Borders appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

The Purpose of Our Lives

April 01, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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I have learned a lot over the years from Anthony “Tony” Robbins. His insight and keen understanding have helped me in different stages of and aspects of my life. Similar after a few years ago discovering Brendon Burchard’s YouTube channel I have appreciated another voice of giving direction. Tony and Brendon are having success in their personal and business life and have helped transform many lives. Yet in my own... Read more

 

The Mindful Leader

March 31, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Excerpt from “The Mindful Leader” by Michael Carroll Enjoy this excerpt from a recording that stresses the importance of mindfulness in the workplace, particularly among those in position of authority, from Michael Carroll’s The Mindful Leader: 10 Principles for Bringing Out the Best in Ourselves and Others. Part One Introduction: Inspiring the Best in Ourselves and Others As workplace leader, it seems that we are always trying to grow the... Read more

 

11 Ways to Spice Up Your Life with Mindful Eating

March 30, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Enjoy these 11 Ways to bring more mindfulness (and happiness) into your daily life. 1. Eat Slightly Slower With the speed at which we do most things today, eating can easily become just another thing to cross off your to-do list. The next time you eat, try slowing down—you’ll pull more enjoyment out of your food, feel more satisfied, and your digestive system will thank you. 2. Honor the Elements... Read more

 

Finding Ourselves

March 30, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Submissions Guidelines

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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We welcome contributions! Guidelines: We look for articles above 700 words. Generally, the longer the article the better! You can write in a story or friendly essay format as long as the article solves a problem. Just make sure the articles are accessible, inspiring, educational, and well-researched! Please include two credible links to outside sources in your article. You may either put these links in parenthesis or hyperlink them. Topics we... Read more

 

IT’S ALL HAPPENING #81 -STAN TATKIN on Relationships

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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This It’s All Happening podcast episode discusses relationships. Why are relationships so hard? If you’re anything like I am you’ve spent immeasurable time and effort clawing away at romantic relationships that just never seem to work out. For me personally, it’s been by far the biggest supplier of grist for the mill. When the offer came across my desk to have Stan on the podcast I immediately jumped on it... Read more

 

How To Really BE Yourself All The Time–Thich Nhat Hanh

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this clip, Thich Nhat Hanh speaks about the power of mindfulness and meditation practices. Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings The post How To Really BE Yourself All The Time–Thich Nhat Hanh appeared first on WisdomFeed. Read more

 

Overcoming Opinions – the Ego or the Self

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Angela Kennedy
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Have you ever run into challenging opinions that are coming from people you thought you respected, and you just couldn’t understand how they could feel that way? While intellectually we may understand that diversity of opinion is to be expected, and even respected, in a democratic society, we may also struggle with feeling attacked or diminished by the politics and perspectives of others. How do we overcome these feelings of alienation... Read more

 

The Mindful Pet Owner

March 29, 2017 | Posted by: Jamine
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When we think about mindfulness practices, we probably think of doing a seated meditation or taking a yoga class. What would you think if I said that taking care of a pet could be a mindfulness practice? Having a pet builds in a routine to our lives. For instance, if you have a dog and you live in the city, there’s a good chance that you’ll need to take your... Read more

 

Pitchers and Catchers, Spring Training, Baseball, and Your Own Personal World Series

March 27, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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Growing up in the 60’s and 70’s in the working class neighborhood that was Brighton Beach, we were poor, I had cardboard in my sneakers to patch the holes and blisters on the balls of my feet from when the cardboard wore out.  I was too young to know how poor my family was. We didn’t have much, one thing we did have was sports, the fantasy that we could... Read more

 

Nutrition

March 27, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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The Power (and Science) of Music in Mindful Living

March 24, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Have you ever stopped to think about how profound music has been for you in your life? Just the beginning of a song can change someone’s mood, drop us into a state of reflection on life, reduce stress or even prepare us for a better athletic performance. For many people there may be a calming effect to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.” Or Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” can create a surge... Read more

 

Actions Affecting the Heart

March 24, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Human Nature and Human Habit with Yung Pueblo

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Intro song: Francis Bebey – The Coffee Cola Song This week on Synchronicity Noah Lampert interviews Diego Perez who writes under the pen name, Yung Pueblo. This episode of Synchronicity  discusses meditation, the importance of being aware of our internal world and how this awareness ultimately relates to the “out there” world we experience every day. “I’m gonna lay down the gauntlet here and say this is a top five episode of Synchronicity.“—Noah. You... Read more

 

Introduction to Jungian Archetypes

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Jungian archetypes can be seen in many aspects of our lives from the most ancient of mythologies to the shows and movies we watch and the books we read, to the roles we take on and play out in our day to day lives.  Once we begin to recognize these archetypes, we can use that knowledge to better understand ourselves and others. According to Jung, archetypes are the universal images,... Read more

 

James Hillman on Changing the Object of Our Desire

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this TreeTalk video, James Hillman discusses the psychology of desire. James Hillman was an American psychologist. He studied at, and then guided studies for, the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich. He founded a movement toward archetypal psychology and retired into private practice, writing and traveling to lecture, until his death at his home in Connecticut. The post James Hillman on Changing the Object of Our Desire appeared first on WisdomFeed.... Read more

 

There You Are

March 21, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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James Hillman on Psychological Alchemy

March 19, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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Talking out chemically is a marvelous way to talk. It’s all metaphor, you’re talking metaphors all the time, and yet the language is all materialized, it’s material language. It’s about mercury, it’s about lead, it’s about fire, it’s about eggs, it’s about glass vessels and so on. So I mean, I know I’m not composed of sulfur and salt, or that I’m buried in horse dung, or that I’m putrefying,... Read more

 

Your Brains Creative Capacity

March 18, 2017 | Posted by: Michelle W
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Worrying Less in 5 Steps

March 17, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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We’ve all heard the saying that in life there are ups and down and there is the classic eastern saying that life is filled with 10,000 joys and 10,000 sorrows. With this there’s the wisdom that all things come and go, but the brain has a funny way of amplifying the sorrows and minimizing the joys for good evolutionary reasons. Whenever the brain perceived something as “bad” it starts to... Read more

 

Let’s Make America Smart Again, with Fareed Zakaria

March 16, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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In this Startalk Cosmic Queries series on, “Let’s Make America Smart Again,” Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice welcome CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria to break down the impact of immigration on science and technological innovation in the America. Join us for an intellectual exploration into the reasons that the United States became the world’s leading scientific and educational powerhouse after World War II, and why our current practices... Read more

 

Best Posture for Practicing Mindfulness

March 16, 2017 | Posted by: Jamine
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Maybe the best posture to practice mindfulness. Maybe not. What’s the best posture to practice being mindful in? You might think it includes sitting with an upright spine either cross-legged on the floor or on a chair. It could be, that might be the best posture. You might think it looks like a yoga pose, gaze fixed; long, slow breathing. That might be it. Maybe being mindful is lying down... Read more

 

Religion, Spirituality and The Other Six Days of Your Life

March 16, 2017 | Posted by: steve stein
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Religion, Spirituality and The Other 6 Days of your life Religion, Spirituality and The Other Six Days of Your Life. It often occurs to me that organized religion is not all it is cracked up to be, “not that there is anything inherently wrong with it” either. Across the spectrum –  from the blind devotion in a cult like organization, to the big 3, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, to the agnostic... Read more

 

Featured Deals Banner

March 15, 2017 | Posted by: Matthew
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