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“The Power of Now” and Creating a Better Future

Eckhart Tolle first published The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment in 1997. Within a few years, partially thanks to Oprah Winfrey’s praise, the book became a New York Times bestseller. Its essential message — living completely in the present and reducing identification with the ego — has been read by millions. The beauty of its message lies […]

March 10th

Wind as a Source of Inspiration

It’s hard to know how to feel about the wind. Sometimes it’s annoying — blowing papers out of your hands and hair in your face. Sometimes it can be cool or even calming as it rustles through the trees. Perhaps wind is here to remind us that nature is ever changing; it can be harsh […]

March 7th

Cleaning Houses of Worship Is a Source of Inspiration

The next time you’re at church, temple, or any house of worship, look around. Who picks up the used programs and tissues left on the seats? Who sweeps the hallways and takes out the trash? How do the cloths get washed, the cups cleaned, the decor dusted? We don’t have a team of holy elves […]

March 3rd

Mount Tamalpais and the Untold Story of Its West Peak

North of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge stands Mount Tamalpais. It is a majestic and sacred landmark on the horizon that all locals recognize. But many locals may not have heard its story of war and environmental degradation told in a new documentary, The Invisible Peak. People often travel to “Mount Tam” for its beautiful […]

February 25th

Amy Livingstone’s Inspirational Art Connects Our Spirits to the Earth

Amy Livingstone of Sacred Art Studio in Portland creates bright and colorful paintings that illustrate the connection between the spirit and the earth. From the powerful blue lines of her Buddha’s face, to the symbolic Lovers of Creation triptych, her work instills in the viewer a sense of peace — a sense that we’re not […]

February 18th