April 26th, 2015
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The times they are a'changin is what Bob Dylan sang years ago... and we might change the lyrics now to the times they are a'challengin. This week we look at prioritizing what's important in our life with articles such as The Four Things That Matter Most and Alan Cohen's Remember What’s Important.
Since we also have numerous choices as to how to live our day to day life, we may benefit from knowing How to Make Mindfulness a Way of Life. Barbara Berger reminds us that Resisting Unpleasant Emotions Doesn’t Work while Sarah Varcas speaks about taking risks and fulfilling our destiny in Choosing the Cliff Edge. For these and more articles, scroll below.
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Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
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EDITOR'S CHOICE ARTICLES
No matter who you are or how skilled you may be in your occupation, there will be times when the going is hard, and unpleasant circumstances will overtake you. Now, if you yield easily to these obstacles you may as well write yourself off as far as becoming a great success is concerned.
Many people have been shaken awake, forced to confront themselves and their lives, the consequences of choices previously made and the impact of living a half-life in the shadows of possibility for so long. It has been a time of both trauma and ecstasy, challenge and liberation. The initiation into the Aquarian Age has well and truly begun.
Read more: Choosing the Cliff Edge
The problem that many people have is their misconception of what leads to happiness. They usually point to their successful career, family, and material possessions as evidence of their happiness. But as you’ve probably realized by now, all these things are impermanent and bring only temporary pleasure.
Read more: How to Make Mindfulness a Way of Life
Written by Ira Byock M.D.
Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi once advised, “We must become the change we want to see in the world.” Perhaps if we were each to expand forgiveness, gratitude, and love in our own lives, the collective influence of our healthy, loving relationships would reverberate across our generations and into the future.
Written by Barbara Berger.
Life teaches us that we cannot be released from powerful, stressful emotions by resisting, ignoring, or repressing them – no matter how hard we try. In fact, life teaches us just the opposite. We learn from experience that resisting, repressing and ignoring unpleasant emotions just tend to make things worse.
Read more: Resisting Unpleasant Emotions Doesn’t Work
Written by Alan Cohen.
How much more meaningful would our moments with loved ones be if we treated them as if this might be our last time together? We would not squabble over petty issues. We would remember what’s important. A Course in Miracles tells us that the world we see is inside out and upside down.
Read more: Remember What’s Important...
Written by Pam Younghans (updated Sunday afternoon)
This weekly column (updated every Sunday afternoon) is based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies... Read more
It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a 20/20 view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
A FEW ADDITIONAL ARTICLES:
AND MORE... we are adding numerous articles to the website each week. Rather than list them all here, you can visit each section according to your interests. Each section listed below is designed as its own "mini-website".
* Inspiring Articles in Living in Harmony:
The "Living in Harmony" section includes articles on Health & Well-Being, Home & Garden, Pets, Leisure & Creativity, Finance & Careers, and Science and Technology.
* Insightful Articles in Personal Development:
The "Personal Development" area covers Attitude Adjustments (which includes Fear, Anger, Gratitude, Forgiveness), Intuition & Awareness, Relationships & Parenting, Spirituality & Mindfulness (included Meditation), and Happiness & Success.
* Informational Articles in Social & Political:
"Social & Political" covers topics that affect us personally yet deal with a more "societal" or "political" sphere. This area covers Environment & Climate, Democracy, Justice, Inequality, Economy, and more. These topics affect us on a personal and planetary level and are thus very relevant for our communal journey on Planet Earth.
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