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We live in very polarized and polarizing times. However, it will serve us to remember that day and night are both essential, feminine and masculine complement each other, as well as intuition and mind. When we view any two opposites as enemies, we lose out on a whole half of the energy that is needed for bringing our goals, visions, and dreams to fruition.
This week,our authors bring you various insights and perspectives on these polarities that do not have to be divisive, but can work in harmony and in partnership. We start with Alan Cohen who reflects on illness and the power of the mind and tells us: "Whenever You’re Ready: Your Mindset Shall Set You Free"
Barry Vissell, in "How I Almost Got Arrested Because Of Faulty Perceptions" shares an experience where seeing darkness (or fear) rather than light (and love) created a problematic situation with the law. Another of our regular authors, Will Wilkinson, encourages us to become whole in "You Are Not An Old Dog: Moving From Head Space to Heart Space"
Alan Seale speaks of "The Ideal Partnership: Whole-Mind Thinking and Whole-Being Awareness" while Gwilda Wiyaka shares stories and legends dealing with the polarities we experience on the way to "The Unity of the Age of Aquarius: Light and Dark, Masculine and Feminine, Negative and Positive".
Please scroll down for the featured articles in this new issue of InnerSelf, and also the recap of all the articles that were added to the website during the week.
Wishing you enjoyable insightful reading, and of course a wonder-full, joy-full, and loving week.
Marie T. Russell
"New Attitudes...New Possibilities"
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Written by Alan Cohen
We have been taught that external conditions determine our state of mind; favorable conditions make us well and happy, and unfavorable conditions damage or depress us. Yet it is the other way around: It is our thoughts that create or attract conditions, and our internal choices that make us happy or not.
Written by Barry Vissell
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Written by Will Wilkinson
Written by Alan Seale
There is a universal saying, “The answers are within.” Often, this saying is interpreted to mean that the answers are within us—that we have everything we need inside of us. However, this interpretation is actually not fully accurate.
Written by Gwilda Wiyaka
The power of positive and negative, (light and dark, masculine and feminine, respectively) fluctuate in influence over the ages. From Jesus and Mary to Buddha and Quan Yin, every tradition has archetypical representations of male and female, or god and goddess.
by U. Washington
Experiencing wildness is particularly important for physical and mental health, according to a new study on urban parks.
by Jessica Tracy
If I were to say that I’m thinking about having sex with my stepbrother, I guess you’d tell me to think again: sex with…
by Stefanie Duguay
The developers of the dating app Tinder recently announced that new safety features would be added to its app…
by Mia Schaumberg
A tweet saying ibuprofen reduces menstrual flow by 50% went viral last month.The original tweet and ensuing responses…
by Michael Walden
Lately, many people have asked me, as an economist, a question I haven’t heard in years: Could a virus really send the…
by Sarah Atkinson and Helen W. Kennedy
Disney’s recent deal with the immersive experience company Secret Cinema signals a new era for the cinema industry.
by Heather Lawford and Heather L. Ramey
Young people are demanding change. In the last few days, young Indigenous activists and their supporters blocked…
by Ana Aznar
]Emotional competence is an important life skill. Children with a high level of emotional competence, tend to have more…
by Neil Levy
I recently watched an interview with David Attenborough, in which he was asked whether there is hope that things can…
by Jamie Parr
German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) is sometimes dismissed as a malevolent figure, obsessed with the…
by Felice Wyndham
People around the world and throughout history have used birds to think about and predict the future. In Wales, the…
by David Megson
If you live in the US or Australia, you’re likely to know about PFAS (or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances).
by Elizabeth Stoycheff,
You might have fallen for someone’s attempt to disinform you about current events. But it’s not your fault.
by Garfield Benjamin
The UK is currently witnessing a tug of war over facial recognition. On the streets of London and in South Wales, live…
by Renã A.S. Robinson
Blacks are at higher risk for several health conditions in the U.S. This is true for heart disease, hypertension, type…
by Onno van der Groen
You may have heard of binaural beats, an auditory illusion that has been touted as having stress-busing properties, and…
by Bryan Nichols
We sang a popular duet, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow,” to the room’s applause, and I remembered how good it…
by Tina Moffat and Shanti Morell-Hart
The Mediterranean diet was voted by a panel of 25 health and nutrition professionals as the best diet for 2020.
by Tim Lucas
Water filters may not remove all of the drinking water contaminants you’re most concerned about, researchers report.
by William Johnston
For Christians, the death and resurrection of Jesus is a pivotal event commemorated each year during a season of…
by John Weeks
As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, travel restrictions are being imposed around the world.
by Alan N Williams, et al
The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that without a substantial decrease…
by Jim Erickson
Washing dishes with the two-basin hand-washing method is associated with fewer greenhouse gas emissions than machine…
by Marie Menke
Aside from a few years in the mid-2000s, the number of births in the United States have been falling for the last three…
by Jessica Corbett
A quarter of climate-related tweets in the studied period—around when Trump announced plans to ditch the Paris…
by Ari Berkowitz
The Human Genome Project was an international scientific collaboration that successfully mapped, sequenced and made…
by Harrison Tasoff
Movies starring lead actors from underrepresented groups perform as well as those with white male leads, a new report…
by Morgan Sherburne
When spouses love each other, their children stay in school longer and marry later in life, according to new research.
by Peter Macaulay
Unlike traditional face-to-face bullying, a bully can conceal their identity online and target their victims constantly…
by Michele Patterson Ford
In her documentary “Miss Americana,” music icon Taylor Swift disclosed her history of eating disorders. Her revelation…
by Alainna Liloia
Arab women, long relegated to the private sphere by law and social custom, are gaining new access to public life.
by Meranda Nakhla and Marie-Eve Robinson
The risks of psychiatric disorders and suicide attempts are substantially higher for young people from 15 to 25 years…
by Jamie Hartmann-Boyce
In June 2019, a paper by prominent US academics found that people who used e-cigarettes were at greater risk of a heart…
by Joel Christensen
In an age of deepfakes and alternative facts, it can be tricky getting at the truth. But persuading others – or even…
Written by Pam Younghans
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 this week's journal here
It is also highly beneficial to reread the past week's astrological journal as it gives a hindsight view of the events that took place and may provide many "ah-ha" insights.
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