Awake in the World

According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more…

“The key questions for today’s managers and leaders are no longer issues of task and structure, but are questions of spirit.” – Jack Hawley, Reawakening the Spirit in Work  Most of us spend eight or more hours a day at work. What if anything does the job have to do with spiritual life? Everything. Many…

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hand.” – Richard Bach Without problems life would be very dull. What if we invite in problems as ways to teach us to grow? Some problems we’d rather not have. Regina, a woman I met recently at a workshop, has…

“Intuition is the voice of our soul,” says intuitive Scotti Putnam Holloway. Scotti is the founder of SP Divine Explorations. She has studied with incredible teachers including bestselling authors, Sonia Choquette and Doreen Virtue, and she travels worldwide to do readings and teach about intuition. I’ve watched her trust her intuition to grow her business and to…

How often is it that I don’t know what I think and feel until I sit down and put pen to paper? Have you had that experience? I believe that the explosion in the number of people who want to write books is due in part to the way that writing helps us to discover…

While traveling in the South of France recently, the anchored heart appeared as a symbol above the church at Les Saintes Maries de la Mer, on gates, and on postcards as a symbol of the seaside town. The Camargue cross is an intriguing symbol – one that brings about a reflection of where a heart…

Some of you may have heard of a guy named Job. He was famous in biblical times because he did all of the right things, loved God, and yet his life fell apart. He fell ill with painful boils on his body. He lost his wealth, his wife, and his friends who watched it happen…

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”  -Ophrah It’s in troubled times that we discover the value of friendship. I once heard someone refer to friend-ship – as a boat that helps you…

Add it up. Wouldn’t it be easy if we just had a formula where we could see that if A + B happened we would know that love is present? I’ve found one for Love. I’d been puzzling over that illusive spiritual concept called “love” and working to make it a reality in everyday life.…

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, for what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Expeury In a society where so much emphasis is put on physical appearance, we often forget to look beneath the façade and veneer and deep into the soul of the person standing in…

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Debra Moffitt

Debra Moffitt is author of Awake in the World: 108 Practices to Live a Divinely Inspired Life. A visionary and teacher, she’s devoted to nurturing the spiritual in everyday life. She leads workshops on spiritual practices at the Sophia Institute and other venues in the U.S. and Europe. Her mind/body/spirit articles, essays and stories appear in publications around the globe and were broadcast by BBC World Services Radio. She has spent over fifteen years practicing meditation, working with dreams and doing spiritual practices. Visit her online at www.debramoffitt.com.

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