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As December brings us to the close of 2012 and the end of an era, Eric Francis explores the relational effects of Juno and the Sun in your life. For a more thorough explanation of this month's astrology, see Planet Waves Horoscopes: December 2012. More
Omega Institute Meditation for a New Perspective by Joan Halifax Roshi
Begin by bringing the attention of your mind and heart to the presence of someone who is having a difficult time. You may choose a friend, relative, or someone you feel close to. Open your heart and mind to this person. Really let yourself sense into his or her situation. Feel your way into this person’s heart. (pause) What are they going through? What is their experience? (pause) Now let yourself imagine looking out through his or her eyes. More
Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chödrön
My granddaughter’s university professor asked her students to leave their cell phones behind when they came to class. My granddaughter was amazed at how much more present and alert she was as a result. She observed that her whole generation was getting in-depth, intensive training in being distracted. To me, this underscores how important it is for her generation, and the generations that follow, and the generations that came before, to counter this trend by getting intensive training in staying present. More
Mercury Retrograde and Scorpio Eclipse
Astrologically, this November involves a Mercury retrograde and Scorpio eclipse, so it should be an interesting month especially because Mercury retrograde begins on election day. As Eric Francis says, this can be a slippery time, where it is difficult to discern the truth. So don't act on what you know or suspect to be incomplete information.  More
Sharon Gannon Talking to Student
The Principles of Karma Yoga
If you think your thoughts and actions don't make a difference, think again. Sharon Gannon and David Life, founders of Jivamukti Yoga®, explain the principles of Karma Yoga and how you can reduce your suffering, and the suffering of the world, by paying attention. More
Stop Watching Life & Begin Living It Instead
Life is revealed not through observation, but through our willingness to live it. Mark Nepo shares how his efforts, and the generosity of a friend, helped him realize that living is the original art. More
To intuit means to look upon, to instruct from within, to understand or learn by instinct. And instinct refers to a learning we are born with. So intuition is the very personal way we listen to the universe in order to discover and rediscover the learnings we are born with. As such, intuition is a deep form of listening that when trusted can return us to the common, irrepressible element at the center of all life and to the oneness of things that surrounds us, both of which are at the heart of resilience. More
The five wisdoms reveal the subtle energetic dimension of your experience—body, emotions, mental activity, and sense perceptions. Take Irini Rockwell’s five wisdoms questionnaire to discover more about yourself and find clues to striking greater balance in your life. More
The transition back to everyday life can be the most important aspect of your retreat. It is the bridge between your truest self and the self that braces against life. Irini Rockwell shares five essential guidelines for making a smooth transition. Once retreat is over, how do you avoid resuming your “same old” life? How do you return to your life with the lessons learned from retreat intact? More
Dreams can provide extraordinary insights into improving all aspects of your life. Psychiatrist Judith Orloff shares her techniques for gaining valuable advice from dreams. More

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