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You can thank prehistoric fish for the enamel on your teeth

The enamel that covers your teeth originated in an unlikely place: on the scales of ancient fish.<p>Scientists say they figured this out by examining the fossils of long-dead fish, as well as the DNA of a range of creatures alive today. They make their case in a report published online Wednesday by …

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Queen Elizabeth Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

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Deepak Chopra says 'radical wellbeing' is the future of health

Wellness guru Deepak Chopra says you have to take responsibility to be the change you want to see.<p>People don't tend to die of old age, they die of …

New Zealand News

10 Reasons You Should Meditate

<i>This is the part 1 of a 4-part series on meditation, its benefits and how you can learn to meditate yourself.</i><p><i>“Meditation is the dissolution of</i> …

Parables as a Guide to Jesus the Philosopher, Part 5: Inwardness

One day in Synagogue a rabbi and a cantor and a janitor were preparing for the Day of Atonement.<p>The rabbi beat his breast and bowed his head and said …

Healing & Spirituality | The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

Home > Healing & Spirituality<p>The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist<p>By Kathy Gilsinan, The Atlantic, July 5, 2015<p><b>Dharamsala, India</b> -- In 1992, the …

Too Depressed to Believe What We Know

Depression of some kind darkens the door of most Christians.<p>It’s a spiritual or emotional fog that stubbornly clouds our hope and happiness. It might …

Meditation is 'power' and therefore a means, not an end - the possibilities and purpose of Christian meditation

*<br>Among those who advocate meditation there is a strong tendency to regard the practice as 'good in itself' - but I would argue that, if you take …

What Do We Pray For?

What should we pray for? In what order?<p><b>Of Petition</b>, from <i>Finding God through Meditation</i>, by St. Peter of Alcantara<p>This noble oblation being well …

On Finding the Soul

When I was approached to write about spirituality and the soul for Quiet Revolution, I sent a “Hell, yes!” reply and performed a victory hustle around my bedroom to some Janelle Monae music because this is the topic I love to write about most.<p>At the same time, a little voice whispered something in …

A Time for Letting Go

I love the expression, “What if they had a war and nobody came?” I feel the same about the matrix and the awakening.<p>What if the matrix had nowhere to …

Rethinking the Creeds - Do Christians Have to Believe All That Stuff?

I'd like to recommend the theologian Harvey Cox to all my non-believer friends.<p>So many of the sophisticated, highly educated people I know labor under the assumption that, in order to be a Christian, a person has to believe - to assent intellectually to - the factuality of traditional Christian …

God’s Mysterious Night Of Power

Traditional religious approach, which is founded on the concept of godhood, imagines there is a night called the Night of Power (<i>Laylat al-Qadr</i>)’… A …

Christian Love Can Change the World

As everyone knows, the families of the Charleston victims forgave Dylann Roof, the young man who murdered their loved ones. Everyone was stunned and moved by the video of their attempt to bring him into their faith, urging him to repent. Many are still trying to comprehend this miracle of kindness …

Yoga Demystified: The Six Big Ideas.

Yoga philosophy is sublimely simple, profound, and livable. Yet it can be difficult to grasp because of its unfamiliar language and complex …

Let Us Read Your Fortune

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Living alone can be good for you

There's a growing trend among Millennials towards staying single and living alone.<p>Living arrangements similar to that of the characters in Friends …

Get to Know Your 7 Chakras

<i>Chakras are energy centers in our body through which energy flows. It’s important to understand what they represent and how they can heal you. Check</i> …

The Five Minute CACTIS Prayer Plan

“If you want to convict a congregation, preach on prayer.” This is what we were taught in seminary and what I’ve experienced in my own life.There are …

John Piper

This Buddhist Monk Has Unlocked The Secret To Happiness, And It May Help Us Save The Environment

Matthieu Ricard has lived many lives.<p>As a young student in Paris during the late 1960s, he was writing his dissertation in biochemistry at the prestigious Institute Pasteur. Five years later, guided by an inner stirring to explore a deeper side of life, he was living Darjeeling, India, where he had …

Holosync® Meditation Technology: Brain Wave Training for Relaxation, Prosperity, Love, Health & Success

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Scientists meditated on meditation – and the results were troubling

There’s no proof to support claims about meditation’s healing powers<p>What do you call it when you try to meditate but can't stop thinking about meditation?<p>Meta-meditation.<p>I've meditated on and off, mostly off—okay, almost entirely off--since my early 20s, when I learned Kundalini yoga (which has a …

How Spirituality Can Shape Our Self-Esteem

Some children aren’t spiritually inclined, but many are. Is this because their tender, innocent awe for all things alive and imagined hasn’t yet been …

The Catholic Diet

◗ Do I give sacrificially to the poor, helping out local charities, families or individuals in need?<br>◗ Do I give generously to my parish and to the …

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The Beautiful Pain of Awakening

The experience of awakening and the process of evolving and ascending to our true divine selves can be a painful and exhausting experience, …