Eating for Peace

by Thich Nhat Hanh

A talk by the Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mindful Consumption

All things need food to be alive and to grow, including our love or our hate. Love is a living thing, hate is a living thing. If you do not nourish your love, it will die. If you cut the source of nutriment for your violence, your violence will also die. That is why the path shown by the Buddha is the path of mindful consumption.

The Buddha told the following story. There was a couple who wanted to cross the desert to go to another country in order to seek freedom. They brought with them their little boy and a quantity of food and water. But they did not calculate well, and that is why halfway through the desert they ran out of food, and they knew that they were going to die. So after a lot of anguish, they decided to eat the little boy so that they could survive and go to the other country, and that's what they did. And every time they ate a piece of flesh from their son, they cried.

On Guardians of Being

On Guardians of Being 

EckhartA Celebration of the Gift of Our Companion Animals 

By Patrick McDonnell 

 “Everything natural, every flower or tree, and every animal have important lessons to teach us…”  - Eckhart Tolle

Guardians of Being (words by Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now and A New Earth and art by Patrick McDonnell, creator of MUTTS) celebrates the reason we love our companion animals.  It illuminates for us their divine purpose.  While we are lost in our thoughts and busyness of everyday life, they have become our guardians of being.  They can bring us into the present moment and reconnect us to the one source of all life.    

Guardians of Being is a collaboration of Eckhart’s teachings and my cartoon illustrations.  As does all of Eckhart Tolle’s work, Guardians of Being teaches us about finding inner peace by living in the now, the transformation of our consciousness, and the arising of a more enlightened humanity. The primary signposts in this new book are all of nature and, in particular, our beloved dogs and cats.    

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JohnJohn Robbins, author of the international bestseller DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA and founder of the non-profit EARTHSAVE, will be featured as a columnist on Enrichment.com.  John is considered to be one of the most eloquent and powerful spokespersons in the world for a sane, ethical and sustainable future,

Robbins is also the author of THE FOOD REVOLUTION -- How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World, THE AWAKENED HEART -- Meditations on Finding Harmony in a Changing World, and the widely acclaimed RECLAIMING OUR HEALTH -- Exploding the Medical Myth and Embracing the Source of True Healing.

Enrichment.Com Interviews Dr. Amit Goswami

Dr. Amit GoswamiDr. Amit Goswami is the author of the new book, Creative Evolution: A Physicist’s Resolution between Darwinism and Intelligent Design [Quest Books]. Dr. Goswami is a pioneer in using quantum physics to articulate the paradigm shift from a materialist to a consciousness-based worldview. He earned his doctorate from Calcutta University in theoretical nuclear physics. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Oregon, where he taught physics from 1968 to 2003. 

Dr. Goswami first developed the premise of a consciousness vs. materialist view in his highly acclaimed The Self-Aware Universe. Books that followed include The Visionary Window, Physics of the Soul and The Quantum Doctor. His research on creativity in the 1980s led to his book Quantum Creativity. His text book on Quantum Mechanics has been used in many major universities. Dr. Gaswami is the subject of a forthcoming documentary entitled The Quantum Activist.
Mike Schwager, Editor-in-Chief of Enrichment.com, recently interviewed Amit Goswami. 

Enrichment.com Interviews Dennis Wholey

Dennis WholeyMike Schwager, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Enrichment.com, had the pleasure to recently interview television talk show host and author Dennis Wholey. Here is that conversation:

Angel Animals Book of Inspiration

[New World Library]
Interview with authors Allen & Linda Anderson
How did you get started collecting and publishing stories about the spiritual connection between people and animals? Why do you call yourselves a “golden team”?
In 1996, we were walking around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis with our yellow Labrador Taylor. She had a big grin on her face. People kept stopping to ask if we knew our dog was smiling. We thought about how much joy she and our other animals were bringing to us. We started listing spiritual qualities we were gaining by observing and living with our pets – love, gratitude, creativity, joy. We wondered if other people felt they were learning spiritual lessons from animals. After the walk, we went home and made up a flyer to put around town and we posted questions on Internet animal chat groups. We asked: Are you learning spiritual lessons from animals? Have you ever had a dream with an animal? Do you think animals go to heaven? Within 60 days we had hundreds of responses from all over the world. We knew we had to share these wonderfully inspiring stories of animals as spiritual beings.

Conversation with Angels

Author’s Journey from Israeli Soldier, to Successful Entrepreneur and Harvard Graduate, to World Traveler, Spiritual Seeker and, Finally, A Miraculous Visitation  And Profound Messages from a Higher Dimension
     The Energy of the Planet is Rapidly Shifting and the Messages Point Us
         To Move With Joy, Peace, Balance and Love Into the Next Step of
             Planetary Evolution and Into a Higher Frequency and Vibration
New York, NY – May 4, 2009 – “It is the grandest time in your history as humans on this planet and nothing you know will stay the same.” With words such as these, “Conversation with Angels: And So Be It” by Dror B. Ashuah (Epigraph/Monkfish Book Publishing Co., 356 pages, 2009) are the inspirational and sometimes “mind-blowing” messages received by Mr. Ashuah, a former Israeli soldier, successful entrepreneur and Harvard graduate, in preparation for an unprecedented time of global transition.

Desmond Tutu to receive Spiritual Leadership Award

[from Religion Press Release Service]

Desmond TutuPRETORIA, South Africa -- South African Desmond Tutu will receive an international award recognizing his "vision, understanding and building of bridges," a global spiritual group said.

Most Spiritually Literate Films of 2008

from SpiritualityandPractice.com

With the Golden Globes awarded and the Academy Award nominations just in, film reviewers Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat announce their choices of 2008's most spiritually literate films -- those movies that best reflect the character qualities that lead to a meaningful life. "We've identified an alphabet of spiritual practices that are recognized by the world's religions as being signs of spirituality, and when we watch films, we look for them," says Mary Ann.

Happy Thanksgiving from Enrichment.com!

[Dr. Robert Emmons, from the University of California at Davis, in a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, conducted eight years of intensive research on Gratitude. His research culminated in a best-selling book, “Thanks! How The New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier.” Here are his findings, courtesy of his website, GratitudePower.net. – Editor].

The New Science of Gratitude
(from GratitudePower.net)

Author and researcher Dr. Robert Emmons has discovered what gives life meaning: Gratitude. Emmons found that people who view life as a gift and consciously acquire an “attitude of gratitude” will experience multiple advantages.

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