Conscious Living

Insights on conscious living and holistic principles.

Posted on August 21st, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Where Buddhism, the Hero’s Journey, and the Twelve Steps Meet

by Kevin Griffin Both Buddhism and the Twelve Steps present our spiritual journey as a process, a movement from pain and confusion to happiness and wisdom. The process they describe is not, I think, unique to either of them, but reflects each tradition’s attempt to solve the human riddle of suffering. As such, I think […]

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Posted on August 20th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Energy Healing as a Path to Wholeness and Awakening

by Brett Bevell Energy healing is for everyone, because it is inexpensive, universal, and unlimited. It can effect positive change for anyone on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. It can release stress, or—as Chinese medicine has known for centuries through acupuncture—restore vitality and balance to organs and systems of the body. It can be […]

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Posted on August 19th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Listen to Your Emotional Body

by Dan Leven As I was sitting for meditation today, I met fear. I was looking for my breath—the rise and fall of my abdomen—to rest my attention on, and the fear showed up as a gripping sensation in my belly. My first reaction was to push it away. All I wanted was to feel […]

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Posted on August 18th, 2014 by in Conscious Living, Meditation, Words from the Wise

Breaking Free Of Our Daily Addictions

We live in a culture predicated on our addictions to things like coffee, sugar, our cell phones, checking e-mail, and plain old busyness. “From a Buddhist perspective, all beings are addicted, and that manifests in different ways,” says author Noah Levine, a founding teacher of Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. Noah knows a thing […]

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Posted on August 14th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Power of Simply Looking

by Reyna Eisenstark At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves confronted with the following question, often posed in the context of superheroes: Would you rather be invisible or would you rather be able to fly? For me, the answer was always obvious (so obvious that I was actually astonished when my younger […]

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Posted on August 12th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

The Road Back to Yourself

by Joan Anderson In this excerpt from her book The Second Journey, memoirist Joan Anderson describes the call that sent her in search of herself as she entered the second half of her life. The whistle of the ferry startles me, and then I feel a surge of pure excitement as the heavy boat backs […]

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Posted on August 9th, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Making Schools Happy, Healthy Places

A Q&A with Edi Pasalis, Director of the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living In April, the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living (IEL) hosted the first Yoga in the Schools Symposium, presented in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center and Curry School of Education. Edi Pasalis, Director of the IEL, shared highlights of […]

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Posted on July 31st, 2014 by in Conscious Living

Trust Your Soul

By Sera Beak Whether you’re a lawyer, mother, a gardener, a self-help author, or a teacher, our souls are continuously calling us deeper. If we’re willing to shed our skins (over and over again), then layer after layer of our truth will appear anew and demand action. What’s true for us today won’t necessarily be […]

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