A guided meditation on being gentle with yourself when things are hard, with Parabola’s editorial director Tracy Cochran. To support Parabola’s mission, please consider donating.
The filmmaker writes about forgiveness and acceptance
How deeply we fear being nobody. One way to think of the ego is as a defense against pain, particularly the pain of being no one.
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When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
In the early 1980s, jazz pianist and harpist Alice Coltrane devoted herself to the Hindu tradition, adopting the name Swamini Turiyasangitananda and established the 48-acre Sai Anantam Ashram outside Los Angeles.
Despite a growing awareness of the Divine Feminine, women remain ineligible to head many major religious groups and institutions […]
There are different kinds of realizations. They are not always lightening bolts but sometimes soft and slow, as if snow were quietly falling and settling.
“Today we have gathered and see that the cycles of life continue.”
When most of us think of determination, we think first of imposing our will on the world, insisting on a particular outcome, our vision. Yet real determination appears when we keep going, surrendering what the ego wants, which is always to look good, to sound good, to win. Real perseverance is willingness, not will. […]