The following articles present ways you can alter
your lifestyle to
attain the results you desire. Some of the modifications deal with attitudes,
others with learned behavior. Scroll down for an introduction to our featured articles, or
click directly to one of the articles from the list on the right.
Alone Again, Naturally
by Lionel Fisher.
fear of aloneness is so ingrained that given the choice of being by
ourselves or being with others we opt for safety in numbers, even at the
expense of lingering in painful, boring, or totally unredeeming company.
Yet, a huge and growing population is choosing to be alone.
Enough Is Enough
Mark A. Burch.
Simplicity is not the same thing as destitution, or self-imposed
deprivation. It has to do with finding a graceful balance in life where we
have enough material possessions to provide for our basic needs, plus some
comforts and luxuries that may not be required for basic survival.
by Sarano Kelley.
invented the measurement of hours fairly early on in our history. Then we
added minutes and seconds. We've only recently conceived of the nanosecond.
We've forgotten that time is fiction, a simple measuring device we created
in our history as a human race.
Simplicity: Belonging to the Earth
by Mark A. Burch.
living is not an end in itself. More
than anything else, simplicity is a
means of clearing a "space" within
which something new can be born. It is
this "something new" that simplicity
Too Busy for Our Own Good
by Alexander J. Berardi.
of us who inhabit the more
industrially developed nations seem to
believe that doing more will somehow
yield more. When we enter into this
thought pattern, we come close to
mistaking activity for accomplishment.
by Alan Watts.
old aphorism from India says, "What is
beyond, is that which is also here."
And you must not mistake this for a
kind of blasť boredom, or a tiring of
adventure. It is instead the startling
recognition that in the place where we
are now, we have already arrived...
by Peter& Penny Fenner.
an effort to find satisfaction and
happiness amid the pressure of our
busy lives, people are becoming
involved in a movement that promises
personal growth, inner contentment,
and spiritual freedom.
Make the Mind Your
by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
The key to making your mind your ally,
rather than your enemy, is to become
aware of how you produce and direct
your very own cinema of the absurd.
You can choose to run a different
feature. Awareness and choice are the
keys to mental peace.
Many people believe that we are born
with a "soul purpose," some task that
we feel drawn to complete or a gift
that we long to express. Now, more
than ever before, the world needs the
unique gift that each person has to
All the Joy You Can
by Debrena Jackson Gandy.
I teach, speak, and write about joy,
peace, power, ease, and grace because
I am learning to bring them more fully
into my own life, not because I have
mastered them. And to the degree that
I have been able to make them a
reality in my life, part of my life's
work is helping others make them
realities in their lives also.
A New Unfragmented
The old concept of man was of either/or, materialist or spiritualist, moral or
immoral, sinner or saint. Once you divide man in two, you create misery for him.
He can never be healthy and whole; the other half that has been denied will go
on taking revenge.
Carlos Warter, M.D., Ph.D.
keep your heart open, you must be
honest about everything, even your
by Frank H. Boehm, M.D.
I was a child, I remember my mother using time-outs as punishment. However, even
then, I enjoyed my time-out.
Becoming a Wise
by Denise Linn.
When people lived in small communities and villages, there was strength to be
derived from living in a world where one didn't feel alone...