2 FREEDOM AND JOY, OUR NATURAL STATE
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Freedom and joy are our heritage. Just be it. When you be it, it just shines like a flash. Eons of darkness can be removed by one beam of light.
10 YOUR PRACTICE IS YOUR PRACTICE
by Edward Espe Brown
What is ordinary is to strive after something you think is special. What is truly special is to abide in the ordinary.
12 LEX HIXON’S RADIO INTERVIEWS
Edited by Sheila Hixon
How a weekly NYC ecumenical radio program became a pivotal voice for the 1970s spiritual revolution
16 ETHICS IN TROUBLED TIMES
by Scott Cooper
The core of morality is to live by rules of behavior that benefit ourselves and the world.
18 THE DALAI LAMA SPENDS THE NIGHT
by Christi Cox
The Holy seeks us out, comes looking for us, no matter which unlikely fragment of this world—in the largest sense—we inhabit.
22 SPIRITUAL REBEL
by Sarah Bowen
How often do we stop to see the wonder around us? To be amazed? To be awed? To be?
26 QUIETING THE MONKEY MIND
by Dudley and Dean Evenson
Sound is a carrier wave for intention. If we connect the tone with an intention, affirmation or prayer, there can be an increased flow of blessing.
29 YOGA’S THREE D’S
by Scott Richmond
Our souls must experience many things on our journey to return to our Source. This yogic practice has brought me strength, courage, joy and compassion
30 WORKING WITH THE THINKING MIND
by Mark Coleman
Thoughts are just thoughts, they are not as real as we believe them to be.
|33 IS ALL THIS REAL?
by Charles Shahar
Life is just a play on the canvas of your mind.
36 THE CELESTIAL SPHERE
by Philip J. Imbrogno
Stargazing reminds us that we are all children of the stars, searching for our origins and the meaning of life.38 THE DIFFICULTY OF FINDING HAPPINESS
by Anyen Rinpoche and Allison Choying Zangmo
Losing self-cherishing is the key to peace and contentment, and the best methods are gradual and gentle.
42 A LIVING SOUL, EMBODYING OUR ESSENTIAL NATURE
by Adolfo Quezada
Our soul accentuates our human condition because it is through our humanity that we come to know our divinity.
44 PARAM PARA: ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON THE SPIRITUAL PATH
by Swami Amar Jyoti
Who is the witness beyond ego and mind? How to truly be God’s instrument. The scientific meaning of forgiveness.
50 SPIRITUAL GROWTH
by Kent Nerburn
What it means to practice your belief.
64 AN IMPORTANT LETTER TO OUR READERS
by Sita Stuhlmiller
46 Books, Books for Young Adults & Children,
Mixed Media, Audio, Spiritual Cinema
51 Tools for Your Journey
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