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Bridging The Gap: Global & Inner Peace

Bridging The Gap: Global & Inner Peace

Turning the Wheel: From the Outer to the Inner “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha Twenty years ago, I was a scholar of international human rights and worked many years at the United Nations.  One of the positions I held at the United Nations was a Human Rights Officer at the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), currently known as “UN Woman.” My function was to manage projects that benefited the lives of women and…

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Peaceful Transition

Peaceful Transition

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddhist saying. At some point in our lives, we all experience a loved one’s passing. This is the story of my extraordinary experience of witnessing the peaceful transition of my father in the beginning of June 2017. In an understanding of the dignity of a soul through death, I wish to share my spiritual experience with you for my father, following the 49th day of his…

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Healing a Relationship with the Partner

Healing a Relationship with the Partner

Spiritually speaking, everything we see in the world and act upon is a response to our memory in the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is the reservoir of the information from the past, everything relevant to us, our experience and surroundings, and all of our memories, unresolved emotions, and past actions. The subconscious mind runs and controls our daily perceptions, decisions, actions, and feelings. Our relationships with others are no exception. Not only our own actions, but also our partner’s…

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Spiritual Identity of the Self

Spiritual Identity of the Self

In modern society, our life is mostly defined and evolved through our day-to-day life. This includes interactions with coworkers, a boss or clients; strangers you observe during the rush hour commute; and family and friends you spend time with on a weekly basis. We are often busy completing tasks and projects, meeting a deadline or making a weekend plan, but how often do you have a moment to sit back and get in touch with yourself? Yes, put aside your…

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How to Develop your Meditation Practice?

How to Develop your Meditation Practice?

There are numerous articles regarding the health, healing and wellness benefits of meditation. For instance, Dr. Frank Lipman, M.D., who focuses on integrated and functional health medicine, offers a simple yet effective summary on the key health benefits of practicing meditation. While this is helpful, people who are interested in learning meditation might find it helpful to know main goals of a meditation practice and how to develop your own practice. HOW TO PRACTICE Developing a meditation practice requires commitment…

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Attain Spiritual Liberation from Within

Attain Spiritual Liberation from Within

A student of mine told me of his intention to change his job, so that he can live in a more spiritual environment. He was frustrated that his immediate family members and coworkers would not understand or be supportive of his dedication to and passion for his spiritual growth.  I often hear this question from other students, which is why I wanted to take some time to address it. Following a spiritual path is, in fact, beyond the choice you…

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The Role of the Power of Love in Holistic Medicine and Healing

The Role of the Power of Love in Holistic Medicine and Healing

“Our sorrows and wounds are healed only when we touch them with compassion.” – Buddha Love is our most potent healing power. The power of love plays a vital role in holistic medicine and the body’s natural healing process. Love’s healing power is listed as one of the Ten Principles of Holistic Medicine by the American Holistic Medicine Association (AHMA), and love is mentioned in sacred scriptures as a basic human attribute. Whether you are sick in bed with a…

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