The Spiritual Gift of a Glass of Water

A brilliant young student, feeling proud of his great knowledge, once asked his teacher, Narada, to explain to him why it is that everyone can’t see the Eternal Truth, cul­tivate one-pointed attention, make discrimi­nating choices and, in that spiritual awaken­ing, end their sorrow. With great love for the disciple and an understanding of his limita­tions, the master agreed to share this knowl­edge, but only after the young man fetched a glass of water from a nearby house to quench Narada’s thirst.

The eager disciple approached the house and knocked. When the door opened, the most beautiful woman he had ever seen […]

On Spirituality

At the subtle-most core of every human being there resides a deep, compelling desire to know the meaning of life, and to directly experience and understand the eter­nal, omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent force from which the entire universe, includ­ing you and me, has evolved. Direct experi­ence of this profound Truth provides a per­son security, optimism, wisdom, love, cre­ativity, happiness, and strength.

But today, even in the midst of an unprecedented technological revolution that makes our lives so much easier than life in any previous age, human beings suffer from a lack of purpose and self-confidence, and are troubled by dissatisfaction, dread, […]

Optimize Your Innate Creative Powers by Learning to Coordinate The Four Functions of the Mind

Rediscover Your Love of Medicine and Life

A Personal Journey by Kristin Kaelber MD, PhD

When I first attended the AMI physicians’ conference, my intention was to heal from burnout. At that time, I truly believed that if I found the “right” job, then (and only then) I would be able to heal. I never imagined that healing could occur within the same job. I thought I needed to find a job where the clinic allowed me to emphasize lifestyle practice for reversal of disease, gave me enough time to see patients, and diligently supported physicians so that they could focus only on doctor work and not menial […]

The Secret of Living Joyfully In the Presence of Fear and Anger

These days almost every situation can trigger the fight-flight-freeze stress response. Life in the 21st century so far feels as if we’ve been hijacked into a bizarre Rod Serling “Twilight Zone” episode from the 1960s.

Suddenly, what once seemed stable and reassuring now feels uncertain and potentially threatening. Fear, anger, anxiety and depression are now commonplace in our minds, our homes, our politics, at work and school, in hospitals, concert halls, vacation resorts, on television and the internet—even in our sacred houses of worship.

Nothing feels quite as normal nor as optimistic as it once did. A clear, sobering indicator comes from […]

Those who say don’t know, and those who know don’t say.

By Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

“Those who say don’t know, and those who know don’t say.” This warning from Lao Tzu, the 6th century BC author of the Tao Te Ching and founder of Taoism, serves as an important reminder today for all of us trying to resolve challenging relationships.

Like many profound teachings presented by a master to a disciple, this statement is to be read as a riddle to solve. The words are presented in a way that requires a certain depth of understanding on the part of the disciple to be correctly interpreted.

From a yogic perspective, Lao Tzu’s […]

2018-10-05T11:56:42-04:00October 4th, 2018|Essays, Featured Article|

The Antidote to “Super-Doctor Syndrome”

By Lorenz Iannarone MD
“Super Doctor Syndrome” refers to a common condition afflicting a large percentage of physicians and other healthcare providers. Left untreated, it is known to lead to burnout. Dr. Iannorone’s biographical essay provides a classic example.

Do you know how “Storm Chasers” in Oklahoma get pumped just by getting into their high-tech machines and going out in search of tornadoes? Or how big game hunters get a rush of adrenaline in seeking “the big kill?” Sometimes I wonder if I just sought out stress for the same rush. People tell me that I’m at my best in a stressful […]

#MeToo, Opioid Crisis, Gun Control

To make the best choices in every issue in life, you must first answer these 5 questions:  Who am I? Where have I come from? Why am I here? What’s to be done? Where shall I go?

by Leonard Perlmutter (Ram Lev)

Harrowing, infuriating stories emerging from the #MeToo movement, the opiate addiction crisis, and the St. Valentine’s Day massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School continue to tear at our hearts. But as we struggle to make the best choices concerning these horrifying revelations and to direct our creative energies toward positive change in our nation’s character, conduct and consciousness, we must […]

Ayurveda: The World’s Oldest Mind/Body Medicine

Ayurveda means “the science of life.” As the world’s oldest mind/body medicine, Ayurveda considers our individual human existence, health and dis-ease in holistic terms––inseparable from the intrinsic cosmic unity of consciousness, energy and matter. Therefore, in order to determine what makes an individual body healthy, the first practitioners of Ayurveda studied the laws and interrelatedness of the cosmos. And in order to understand the functioning of the universe, they examined the operations of the human body.

The Five Elements (Tattvas) and Human Body


Within the human body lie many cavities comprised of the ether element. For example, space exists in the […]

Transforming the Energy Within

You learned in grade school science class that energy can appear in either the potential or kinetic form. The electricity in the wiring of your home is available for any use you choose. When you turn a light switch to the “on” position, energy appears in the form of light. This is the kinetic state because the energy is being used or expended. However, when you turn the light switch to the “off” position, the energy remains in the potential state—ready to be used at the flick of a switch.

The inherent power of fear, anger and self-willed desire can also […]

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