Consciousness

SonRise Insights-Lessons Along the Path With God

Last week, my husband, Brian and I and celebrated our 12 year anniversary by playing hooky from church to go on a long hike.  It was a beautiful fall day, and we decided to...

Enjoy Four Kinds of Peace

What’s your sense of peace? The Practice: Enjoy four kinds of peace. Why? “Peace” can sound merely sentimental or clichéd (“visualize whirled peas”). But deep down, it’s what most of us long for. Consider the proverb: The highest happiness...

Anxiety Closet

I decide to address the problem of my home office when the piles of paper begin spilling off the desk and onto the floor. It’s really difficult to be productive when “stuff” takes over...

Thoughts: Positive or Negative

I heard in a sermon recently that negative thoughts take up twice as much room in the brain as positive ones. That means a healthy brain has to work twice as hard to push...

Caught in stereotype

I'm always so grateful to be confronted with my own prejudices in order to weed them out. Last week, as part of a global series I'm doing,  I interviewed a water exec from Saudi...

The World Dances in Your Sabbath

To purify the world, see the world as pure. Then act upon the pure world from the level of purified vision. To purify your vision, meditate. To meditate is to immerse one's heart in absolute...

Just One Thing – Accept Dependence

What makes your life? The Practice: Accept dependence. Why? Want to try a little experiment? Stop breathing. Really. For a few seconds, maybe a few dozen seconds, and see how it feels. For me, this experiment is an intimate way...

What She Said

She said, "I am the Power, I am the Shakti, I am creating a new earth. "I do not bring change in the old way, through your activism, politics, or religion. I am subtler and...

Wuji and a Scene from “Homeland”

In the cosmology of Taijiquan, before there is yin and yang, there is wuji: the infinite field of energy, the Universe, the state of energetic potential prior to any differentiation. Within this idea is another:...

Just One Thing: Give Them What They Want By Rick Hanson Ph.D.

GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT What’s up with these people? The Practice:  Give them what they want. Why? Research shows that relationships are built from interactions, and interactions are built from moments. A critical moment in an interaction is...