Self-discovery is a lifelong process of acquiring insight into oneself, consciously developing self-awareness and personal capabilities that allow us to live at deeper, richer levels of our being. It involves looking closely at our capacities, constraints, and potential in contrast to our (and others’) assumptions and expectations of ourselves, and it is often initiated by life changes that impact our sense of identity, such as the loss of a relationship or job.

Power Questions: Your Answers Can Change Your Life

Some of these questions might pinch a little, but that’s what I want these power questions to do. Otherwise, they are useless.

9 Tips to Help You Kick Off Your Self-Discovery Journey

Have you ever stopped to consider exactly what you want from life? Maybe you’ve taken this first step toward self-discovery, but haven’t uncovered a path toward achieving your main goals.

Why Extraordinary People Create Their “Category of One”

While we are used to viewing competition as a standard for measuring performance, ultimate success in life is not determined by standardized tests and practices.

Your Symphony of Selves

The concept of soul, per se, is not what’s most important, nor are the various ways of describing it...

The Inner Ear as Grounding

Opening the ears to careful listening is one of the primary tasks of teachers today. How can we inspire sensitivity so that the visual arts, poetry, music, and inner morality can resound within us.

Rest in the Sky of Natural Mind

The tantric path of Buddhism is complex and arduous, but its surprising culmination is the practice of spaciousness, ease, and simplicity known as Dzogchen, the Great Perfection.

What Really Happens in Meditation

There is often a review of the to-do's while meditating. Meditation is a bath in the life force.

Regaining Personal Authority in Your Life

I suggest that the single most important task of the second half of life is the recovery of personal authority, and mobilizing the courage and resources to live our truth in the world.

By Traveling Back into My Past Life, I Rediscovered My Love for Books and Writing

Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard once said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.

How to Find Your Bliss: Joseph Campbell on What It Takes to Have a Fulfilling Life

In 1985, mythologist and writer Joseph Campbell (March 26, 1904–October 30, 1987) sat down with legendary interviewer and idea-monger Bill Moyers for a lengthy conversation at George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch in California, which continued the following year at the American Museum of Natural Histo...