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How the expansion of the universe is affecting galactic speeds

Warp speed galaxies come up when I talk about the expansion of the Universe.<p>Perhaps it's dark energy acceleration, or the earliest inflationary period of the Universe when EVERYTHING expanded faster than the speed of light.<p>Imagine our expanding Universe. It's not an explosion from a specific place, …

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8 Pieces of Wisdom from 8 Enlightened Sages

Buddhaimonia.When it comes to wisdom, our newly connected world gives us click-button access to more than we know what to do with. If you do a little …

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

7 Ways Meditation Can Actually Change The Brain

The meditation-and-the-brain research has been rolling in steadily for a number of years now, with new studies coming out just about every week to illustrate some new benefit of meditation. Or, rather, some ancient benefit that is just now being confirmed with fMRI or EEG. The practice appears to …

5 Creative Ways to Cook with Spaghetti Squash (There Will Be Funnel Cake)

Stop! Don't douse that spaghetti squash with marinara sauce—try one of these recipes, instead.<p>Here's the thing about spaghetti squash. We don't actually want it to be spaghetti-like. We'll just use plain ole spaghetti for that one; there's no use trying to re-fashion squash to act like pasta.<p>And …

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5 Ways to Increase Your Spiritual Awareness

Many of us seem to think that being spiritual means we have to be religious. Just because you aren’t directly affiliated with a specific religion …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris on Happiness, Spirituality Without Religion, and How to Cultivate the Art of Presence

Nietzsche’s famous proclamation that “God is dead” is among modern history’s most oft-cited aphorisms, and yet as is often the case with its ilk, such quotations often miss the broader context in a way that bespeaks the lazy reductionism with which we tend to approach questions of spirituality …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

10 Most Zen-Friendly Websites to Keep You Calm and Productive at Work

Do you feel overwhelmed and under pressure? Get centered while you sit at your desk using some of the most Zen-friendly websites.

Tranquility Quotes: 18 Peaceful Sayings To Bring Calm

Peace, calm and serenity: three components of The Huffington Post's Oasis that make it the tranquil space it is. Attendees have been seen napping, practicing yoga and clearing their heads.<p>You deserve to be in on the action -- whether you're physically at the Oasis, or not. Take a moment to scroll …

GPS Guide: Scott Coady's Meditation For A Clear Mind (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

Foods That Make You Feel Better

How to fight colds, heartburn, joint pain, allergies, and other ailments by choosing the right food.

Reincarnation: Fact or Fallacy? Case Studies

Reincarnation. Fact, fallacy, superstition or simply coincidence? Those stories of people with super-minds; minds that delve into the past, minds …

How Gratitude Healed My Life

More than 30 years ago, I began a spiritual journey. I didn't wake up one morning and say to myself, "Marcia, this would be a great day to start reading some positive words." Instead, I waited until the pain of living my usual way overpowered the resistance to change. My marriage was falling apart, …

The 3 Buddhist Personality Types: Which One Are You?

Long before Freud wrote <i>The Interpretation of Dreams</i> or William James opened his first psychology laboratory at Harvard, Buddhist thinkers sought to understand the inner workings of the mind and personality.<p>Buddhist personality types were first described in the text <i>The Path to Purification</i> by the …

To Study the Way of Buddha, by Harada Sekkei

Home <b>›</b> Buddhist meditation <b>›</b> <b>To Study the Way of Buddha, by Harada Sekkei</b><p><i>on</i> 12 October 2013 • ( 9 )<p>‘<b>To study the Way of Buddha</b> is to study the Self. To …

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11 Easy Ways To Meditate (Even If It Seems Impossible)

When I recommend meditation to my stressed-out clients, they often open their eyes wide and scrunch up their nose.<p>“You mean, sit for an hour and …

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

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Was Jesus Nothing More Than a Fabrication? Biblical Scholar Says Yes!

Was Jesus Christ really the son of God? It's probably one of the most heated debates in all of history. On one side, the devout Christians believe strongly in the son of God, and on the other side, the staunch atheists say it's a made up tale and they'll tell you that evolution explains how we came …

Cocaine, Oreos and our rat-like taste for credulous news

The story variously reported this week as “Oreos are equally as addictive as cocaine,” “Wanna a new drug? Try Oreos” and, almost lyrically, “Oreos are as addictive as cocaine to your brain” was picked up by the news media like a fresh doughnut off the tray at the morning meeting. The study, which …

7 Life-Changing Benefits of a Surprisingly Simple Meditation Technique

<b>“Our way to practice is one step at a time, one breath at a time.” ~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>I blinked my eyes, wiggled my toes, and carefully heaved my right …

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Recipes to Pair with Our Sugar & Spice Collection

<i>We're all about collections over at Provisions -- so following that lead, we'll be making recipe collections to go alongside those that are in Provisions. Because recipes want to be together, too.</i><p><i>Today: Sugar and spice get used in everything nice.</i><p>We may not be going door-to-door trick-or-treating …

Tuscan Bread Soup with Sage Oil Drizzle

<i>Jenny is in perpetual search for easy, weeknight recipes to attempt to feed her family. When they balk, she just eats more.</i><p><i>Today: A dish so fall-friendly you will scream with joy.</i><p>Some of you will no doubt feel a little crabby with me for giving you a recipe in October that requires basil and sage. …

5 Ways To Feel More Spiritually Connected | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’m a spiritual medium; I communicate important messages and insights from the dead to the living, and the way I do this is by going inward and …

The Compassionate Mind

Decades of clinical research has focused and shed light on the psychology of human suffering. That suffering, as unpleasant as it is, often also has …

A Tale of Two Birds and Tantric Meditation

I’ve just returned from my biannual meditation retreat focused on <em>Phowa</em>, a Tibetan Buddhist practice that prepares you to consciously transfer your mind stream from the body at the moment of death.<p>Photos by Zeena Schreck<p>I’ve just returned from my biannual meditation retreat focused on …

The Nia Technique to a Quiet Mind

With the upcoming deadline, and the mountain of work still left to do, you have no idea how you will get it all done on time. You are literally down …