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This week, we focus on the Light that we are, on our own rebirth from the forces of negativity and fear. We bring you numerous articles from our regular and new authors, and feature some excerpts from new books that are just "hot off the press". Scroll down below for the featured articles, as well as all the new articles and videos that have been added to InnerSelf this week.
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Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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NEW ARTICLES THIS WEEK
Written by Debra Landwehr Engle
Within all of us, there’s a light that shines like a lantern’s bright flame. We may call it love, divine energy, or an expression of our Source. No matter what name we give it, that light never goes out.
Written by Paul Brunton
Whoever truly understands and deeply feels an inner relationship with and a shared responsibility for fellow creatures can never subscribe to the cult of indifference. In a world crisis like the present one...
Written by Lee Harris
This planet needs as many of you as possible to create the consciousness shift now occurring. And how you feel it! It can feel beautiful, wonderful, joyous, humorous, light, fun. It can also feel torturous and wretched. The shift involves a whole spectrum of emotional states.
Written by Sue Patton Thoele
Choice is perhaps our most vital freedom. We sometimes start sentences with “Given a choice . . .” In reality, almost every waking moment offers myriad choices. Many are small and inconsequential, whereas others are life changing.
Written by Choden and Heather Regan-Addis
There is a lovely teaching (or ‘Sutra’) of the Buddha that clearly illustrates the importance of acceptance. It is called the “Sutra of the Arrows” and it relates how even the good and the wise are regularly struck by the first arrow, which is that of the unavoidable pain of life.
Written by Jude Bijou, M.A., M.F.T.
The three constructive Ultimate Attitudes are universal concepts that are at the root of every major religion and philosophy. I believe that to be "enlightened" means that we truly and deeply live by these three principles.
Written by Theresa Cheung
Just as there is day and night and two sides to every coin, whenever there is negativity there is also positivity. And just as negativity can block your intuition so, too, can unrealistic positivity.
by Neil Graffin, et al
Set in a fictional firm in New York, the TV series Suits glamorises the life of lawyers working in a modern corporate…
by Tarun Katapally
Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for death globally and has reached the status of a global…
by Alexis Blue
New research clarifies how we understand metaphors—like “grasping” an idea—and how that process is rooted in our bodily…
by Eyal Amiel
As the measles outbreaks spread, many people are growing concerned. New York City declared a public health emergency…
by John McAlaney and Helen Thackray
Cybersecurity incidents are gaining an increasingly high profile. In the past, these incidents may have been perceived…
by Democracy Now!
Supporters of the Green New Deal are launching a nationwide tour Thursday to build support for the congressional…
by Anna Varela
Society’s expectations about gender roles alter the human brain at the cellular level, according to a new paper.
by Robyn J. Whitaker
My pious Baptist grandmother once shockingly confessed, at the ripe old age of 93, that she didn’t want to go to heaven.
by David Roy
A successful homeschooling experience happens when children and parents know the expectations, set targets and enjoy it.
by Democracy Now!
As the push for the Green New Deal builds momentum in the United States, The Intercept has released a short illustrated…
by Matthew Sharpe
It is telling that the greatest early modern philosophical defender of tolerance was a refugee.
by Roberto Zenit & Javier Rodríguez Rodríguez
Think of the last time you had something to celebrate. If you toasted the happy occasion, your drink was probably…
by Jonathan Weinberg, Wayne State University
Surveillance used to be expensive. Even just a few years ago, tailing a person’s movements around the clock required…
by Carol Clark
Extracts from the seeds of the Ginkgo biloba tree show antibacterial activity on pathogens that can cause skin…
by Jonathan Eden
The devastating floods in the Indian state of Kerala are a stark reminder of the vulnerability of the world’s most…
by Daniel Joslyn-Siemiatkoski
As Christians observe Good Friday they will remember, with devotion and prayer, the death of Jesus on the Cross.
by Jamie Hartmann-Boyce and Nicola Lindson
When delivered through cigarettes, nicotine is considered to be one of the most addictive substances on Earth, so it…
by California Gardening
Watch this method of growing potatoes and a big harvest - in containers with a well draining potting mix like ProMix HP…
by Philip Almond
This year is the 40th anniversary of the release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian. The film met with instant controversy…
by Anderson Jeremiah
On the Thursday before Easter, more than two billion Christians worldwide observe the Eucharist, a special ritual that…
by Chuck Finder
Companies moving to a pay-for-performance process may lead to an increase the number of employees taking anxiety and…
by Morten Wendelbo
During the 2017 disaster season, three severe hurricanes devastated large parts of the U.S.
by Steve McKevitt
There was a time when persuasion was easy to recognize. It was the stuff on billboards and flyers or between the…
by Jordan Pennells
Life pits the order and intricacy of biology against the ceaseless chaos of physics. The second law of thermodynamics…
by Josh Brown
Solar power has seen a boom, but what happens to all the panels in a few decades when they’re no longer useful? And…
by Sandra Knispel
Seeking solitude—for the right reasons—can be good for first-year college students, research suggests.
by Patricia L. Foster
After childhood, about two-thirds of the world’s human population loses the ability to digest milk. As far as we know…
by Monica Kortsha
New research links the long lag time in recovery after a mass extinction to evolution.
by Texas A&M University
Smiling really can make you feel happier, report researchers. The paper looked at nearly 50 years of data testing…
by Elliot Woolley
So which Easter tradition came first? The packaging or the egg? The answer is of course not that surprising (it’s the…
by Seokbum Ko
When Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo shockingly defeated legendary Go player Lee Sedol in 2016, the terms artificial…
by Dagomar Degroot
Many of us think that rapid environmental change is a quintessentially modern crisis.
by Rachel Griess
Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, according to new research.
by Jozo Grgic, et al
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Nearly half the adult population in Australia drink it.
by Jose Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona and Cristina Garduño Freeman
Scrolling through news of the Notre Dame fire on social media feeds was like watching a real-time archive of grief in…
by Alexis Blue
A new review digs into existing research on the connection between grief and the immune system.
by Carol Clark
Men aren’t born with better spatial reasoning than women are, a new meta-analysis suggests.
by Scarlett Howard, et al
The humble honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths including addition and subtraction, shows new research…
by Beth Humberd and Scott F. Latham
Walmart recently said it plans to deploy robots to scan shelves, scrub floors and perform other mundane tasks in its…
by Paula James
About 30 per cent of all women report heavy menstrual periods at some point during their reproductive years. Up to 15…
by Peter Rüegg
The only explanation for why heat waves affected so many areas over several months last summer is climate change…
by Mollie Rappe
Teenagers have an overly simplistic understanding of consent that often ignores relevant non-verbal cues, a new study…
by Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson
To end austerity and make the economy work better for the whole country requires transforming the tax system.
by Jonathan Seglow
Veganism is on the rise globally – but it can be contentious. Only recently, the editor of a food magazine joked that…
by Nola Ries
Many agree on the factors contributing to a good death. People want to be treated with dignity, have relief from pain…
by Anna Halafoff, et al
Around 80% of secondary school students who had classes about diverse religions claim to have positive views of…
by Vicky Jones
Early in the 20th century, Alois Alzheimer first described a disorder of progressive memory loss and confusion in a…
by Richard Holden and Rosalind Dixon
Today, as part of the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality, we release a study entitled A Climate Dividend for…
Written by Pam Younghans
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