Awake in the World

As Valentine’s Day approaches hearts turn to notions of romantic love. But, as shown in Fifty Shades of Gray, love doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone, and there are at least as many shades of love as there are people in the world. In the Middle Ages the art of courtly love became popular.…

In the corporate and political worlds power and getting it become major preoccupations. The human desire for power is about wanting to be in control. It seems strange that those who are most obsessed with power and control can rarely, if ever, control their own thoughts, feelings, and destinies. Think of Napoleon, a real control-freak…

This past summer after 13 years of following a vegetarian diet I began to eat fish again. I’d fallen ill and found myself so depleted that my body could not get the necessary nutrients from vegetable proteins. Over the years of my spiritual practice I’ve noticed that different wisdom traditions prescribe different eating practices. Some…

“Crisis offers a possibility to awaken as a participant in conscious evolution.” – Barbara Marx Hubbard “Crisis has been a part of evolution of the species since its conception,” says Barbara Marx Hubbard. Hubbard is a futurist and evolutionary thought leader who is working with people to make it through the incredible shift that she…

When that inner voice contradicts the mind’s urges and desires it’s hard to make the difficult and often more rewarding decisions.  “Consciousness sucks!” This is what a friend of mine says. He’s on the spiritual path and sometimes his inner voice encourages him to go against lower impulses and immediate satisfaction and opt for the…

“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…

Despite a daily illusion that our lives may be fairly stable, in the physical world change happens all of the time. Our cells change. The breath changes. The heart rate increases or decreases according to what we see, hear, and do. We especially notice when we meet up with friends after some time and see…

Everyone says, “I want peace,” as if it will fall out of the sky and suddenly all will be peaceful. I’ve found that peace requires a lot of effort – at least as much as working in a corporation and probably more. When I worked sixty to eighty hour weeks in international business in Europe,…

When winter seems to drag on forever and cabin fever threatens, here are five ways to remain mindful and keep it away. 1)    Cook Up Something New: If you love food, cooking and creativity in the kitchen can focus the mind and bring it to a state of meditation as well as sow good vibes…

“Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life.”  – Maya Angelou What does it mean to live a spiritual life, why do we do it and how, are some of the questions that call to anyone seeking a sense of purpose and meaning. Spiritual life attests to the power of the human spirit…

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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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