Featured Articles and Journals: Religion & Spirituality

December 5, 2012
  As someone who turns out several blogs each month, I am deeply grateful for the invention of the diner.  It is at the diner--a true laboratory for human behavior--that I gather much of my material.  This morning, eavesdropping again...
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December 4, 2012
  I’ve gotten free of that ignorant fist that was pinching and  twisting my secret self.    The universe and the light of the stars come through me. —Rumi  
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November 28, 2012
As one of the American pioneers credited for bringing Eastern spirituality to the West, Ram Dass had more than four decades of spiritual training to help guide him when he suffered a massive cerebral hemorrhage in 1997. Nonetheless, in the...
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November 26, 2012
Aging and rock n' roll don't go well together. When I listen to the music I love, especially old punk songs that nobody around me cares about anymore, I feel hopelessly doomed to a world where I keep getting older and the punk kids stay the same age...
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November 26, 2012
  Journaling as a Mindfulness Practice When I meditate, I sometimes notice myself thinking, Ok, Emily, concentrate, concentrate, hold on to the breath and have a good session this time, not like last time when you were all over the place.
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November 26, 2012
This is what you shall do:
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November 21, 2012
Selections from the The IDP Community Daily Gratitude Journals and the IDP Twitter feed (#IDPGratitude)
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November 20, 2012
  “Reality is always kinder than the stories we tell about it.” - Byron Katie Can you imagine understanding, even loving, someone who belongs to a group of people responsible for killing your father, brother, or best friend? Can you...
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November 19, 2012
  There are two kinds of confidence: the kind you pump up and the kind to which you wake up. Conditional confidence comes from some kind of credential. If I read a book about cooking, I'm confident I know something about cooking. If I get...
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November 7, 2012
A friend of mine told me a story in which his wife was pissed off. She let him have it with a list of grievances about the things he does wrong and how unhappy she is with their relationship. She couldn't keep her feelings bottled up anymore and...
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October 28, 2012
I was just in the Middle East on my honeymoon. I could tell you a million things about how great Jordan is, how safe it is, all the wonderful things about Islamic practices, etc. But what I really want to talk about is what I learned about dignity,...
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October 27, 2012
In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight. Ram Das
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October 16, 2012
  Sometimes you hear a voice through the door calling you, as fish out of water hear the waves, or a hunting falcon hears the drum's come back. This turning toward what you deeply love saves you … —Rumi  
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October 13, 2012
  I really feel that some people neglect and overlook compassion because they associate it with religion. Of course, everyone is free to choose whether they pay religion any regard, but to neglect compassion is a mistake because it is the...
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October 10, 2012
I'm terribly late, a fact which my 18-month old son Oscar apparently does not understand. The whole morning is like nails on a chalkboard played in slow motion. In need of coffee, I set out from home under clear skies.
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September 26, 2012
In life terms, learning compassion in high school may be more valuable than geometry.
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by Ngejung
September 22, 2012
            Back in July, my best friend Patrick Morris and I set out for Times Square to try an experiment in our practice and in the way we share it. Our fellow IDP member Lani Rowe had come up with the idea of a...
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September 22, 2012
It's said -- metaphorically -- that mindfulness knows when the horse is out of the barn, and awareness knows to go look for it and bring it back.
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September 12, 2012
  A friend of mine posted this quote by Deepak Chopra on her Facebook page the other day:  "Every thought you are thinking creates a wave that ripples through all the layers of intellect, mind, senses, and matter, spreading out in wider...
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September 11, 2012
  How will the eleven-year 9/11 memorial shape us?  Just as the date will arrive once, every year, forever, will the wheel of violence also turn eternally? Will this annual reminder harden us to more viciously pursue our goals of...
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September 3, 2012
After about five years of meditating like my life depended on it, I hit a wall. For the past two months, getting my butt on the cushion has been a struggle and a constant internal negotiation process. Summer felt good. Life felt good. Samsara...
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August 24, 2012
I’m going to share with you a relaxation exercise that I do after yoga sometimes that can help you relax after yoga or whenever you want. Lie on your back with your arms at your side, palms facing the ceiling. Relax your hips, neck, back, and the...
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