WHY YOUR INTUITION MAY BE THE HIGHEST FORM OF INTELLIGENCE

by Christina Sarich, Staff Writer Waking Times Our intuition develops when we are babies, long before are indoctrinated into Newtonian physics – which largely prohibits us from understanding the quantum world. Ironically, one of our first intellectual abilities – intuition – may be one of the greatest forms of intelligence we will ever experience in a “grown-up” world. In the quantum world, there are no “positions” nor “speed.” These are classical, mechanical terms for a world that doesn’t really exist. Yet, as tiny babies we understand how things work without having a clear grasp of certain intellectual realities. Psychologists Susan Hespos from Northwestern … Continue reading WHY YOUR INTUITION MAY BE THE HIGHEST FORM OF INTELLIGENCE

You Are Already Here

Photo by Roman Kraft | https://tricy.cl/2AOljN2 Life is very difficult to understand through ideas alone, wrote Dainin Katagiri, the late abbot of the Minnesota Zen Center. But there is one thing that you can trust in: you are fully alive right now. By Dainin Katagiri Roshi In daily human life we are always encountering some problem, contradiction, or confusion. So very naturally we want to escape from problems and find a better way of living. Seeking a calm mind, we study philosophy, psychology, religion, even physics and mathematics, believing they can show us who we are and what the meaning of … Continue reading You Are Already Here

We are in Training to Be Nobody Special

Photo by Rodrigo Soldon | http://bit.ly/2AfoXm8 A writer and Buddhist teacher reflects on the lessons she’s learned about not insisting on her specialness. By Sandy Boucher In the dining room of the meditation hall where I first encountered Buddhist practice, a stuffed green and scarlet parrot hung from the ceiling. It gripped a sign in its beak that read, “We are in training to be nobody special.” I was taken aback. Hmmmm, I thought, isn’t that counterintuitive? Isn’t it kind of special to have found the dharma, to have the chance to learn how to meditate and encounter the Buddhist teachings? And out … Continue reading We are in Training to Be Nobody Special

7 NEXT-LEVEL MIND HACKS THAT CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING

by Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Guest Waking Times “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer You don’t have to be a genius to be creative, but you do have to be creative to be a genius. Similarly, you don’t have to be awesome to not suck, but you do have to not suck to be awesome. There seems to be a theme here. In order to be an awesome genius, or at least to strive to be one, we should endeavor to be more creative and to suck less. Easier said than … Continue reading 7 NEXT-LEVEL MIND HACKS THAT CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING

KARMA, CAUSE AND EFFECT IN THE MATRIX

by RJ Spina, Contributor Waking Times Karma is a term that has been used by many civilizations to explain or rationalize, in the of simplest terms, the notion of, “what you reap, so shall ye sow.” Closely related to this concept is the idea of Samsara, which has often been described as the entrapment and perpetual, entropic cycle of endless rebirth and death. Spiritual Evolution is the singular reason why any Soul incarnates as a Human, or as any of the other various forms within the physical universe, but, it’s the Law of Cause and Effect at work in relation to spiritual evolution … Continue reading KARMA, CAUSE AND EFFECT IN THE MATRIX

19 Signs You Are Experiencing A Spiritual Awakening and What To Do About It

image edited by Fernando Kaskais by Rachelle Barron Knight There is something wonderful happening on this planet right now. Many of the old ways are coming into question, systems are collapsing, relationships are dissolving, more and more questions are being asked and people are beginning to feel increasingly wary and restless. The consciousness of humanity is growing and people are beginning to take notice. Do you recognize yourself in that? If you do, then you are being called now to wake up. Just like everything else, consciousness evolves and we humans are no exception to that. We astrologers have known … Continue reading 19 Signs You Are Experiencing A Spiritual Awakening and What To Do About It

BREATHTAKING FILM EXPLAINS THE PURPOSE OF MEDITATION AND THE ANSWER TO HUMAN SUFFERING

by Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Samadhi Part 1: Maya the Illusion of the Self is the first installment in a series by filmmaker Daniel Schmidt. In this visually-stunning film, Schmidt attempts to articulate to the viewer the meaning of samadhi. He also examines how we are the cause of and, through samadhi, the solution to all of our suffering. The word Samadhi is the representation of a human mystical state that is the root of all spirituality and self inquiry. Often, it is the state that many correlate with the ultimate purpose of meditation. The Illusion of the Self Humanity has forgotten … Continue reading BREATHTAKING FILM EXPLAINS THE PURPOSE OF MEDITATION AND THE ANSWER TO HUMAN SUFFERING