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Opinion Piece: The Freedom to Pursue Happiness

Opinion Piece: The Freedom to Pursue Happiness

On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies declared their independence from England, stating that the separation would give the people of the colonies the rights to which the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” would entitle them—life, liberty and the pursuit of...

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TM is Improving Life for Zuni Youth

TM is Improving Life for Zuni Youth

The Zuni, who are classified as Pueblo people, are one of many Southwest American Indian tribes. Most Zuni people live in an area called the Zuni Pueblo, nestled in a scenic valley, surrounded by enchanting mesas in New Mexico which is on the Zuni River (a tributary...

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Creating Peace in Lebanon: One Woman’s Story

Creating Peace in Lebanon: One Woman’s Story

Inner peace is not just something that Susan Hamza talks about—it’s something she lives on a daily basis. “When I meditate I feel a sense of peace, a total absence of disturbance on the level of emotions, and that carries on throughout the day,” she says. “It’s now a...

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The Power of Love is the Power of Transcendence

The Power of Love is the Power of Transcendence

Love was in the air recently. Were you one of the billions of people around the world who watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle? The major highlights of the event for me were the songs “Stand by Me” and “Amen—This Little Light of Mine”, which...

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Afraid and Anxious? A Way to Help Deep-Six Fear

Afraid and Anxious? A Way to Help Deep-Six Fear

My friend was a very easy-going young woman who didn’t project anything into her relationships, only to find that her boyfriend was not being faithful. Because she hadn’t intuited what was happening, she afterward doubted her own grasp of reality. Then, out of fear of...

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Can Meditation Prevent School Violence?

Can Meditation Prevent School Violence?

Water doesn’t instantly boil over. There’s a long process in which the water heats up, gets warmer and warmer, and eventually reaches the boiling point. That’s true of any transition state. Physicists call it catastrophe theory. The same principles apply when there’s...

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