Tag Archives | Freedom

From Intent.com: Permission

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story You have to sign a waiver if you are going to have surgery. You have to sign a waiver if you want to bungee jump or sky dive or get a tattoo. You have to consent (in this country) […]

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Elephant in the Room: I Can Only Be With My Boyfriend If He Proposes

Dear Cora, I have been with my boyfriend for nearly 5 years.  I am 23 and he’s is 30. I am from a religious family so my mum and dad won’t allow me to live with him without being married. He lives quite a few miles away from me and works a lot so I only […]

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How Gentle Quarrelling Can Save Your Relationship

Shortly after we were married we went to India and spent our honeymoon in a yoga ashram and a Buddhist monastery. We also had a private meeting with the Dalai Lama at his residence in McLeod Ganj, in the foothills of the Himalayas. As Ed recalls: After some thirty minutes of talking with him I was […]

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Free Dr. Tarek Loubani and Prof John Greyson From Wrongful Imprisonment in Egypt

On World Humanitarian Day, I think of all the remarkable people who risk their lives to save the lives of others. I celebrate their contributions, and mourn the violence, imprisonment, suffering and loss of life many of them have had to endure while trying to make the world a better place for all of us. […]

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My Inner Child Loves Arm Balances — Yours Might Too

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4 Years After Iran Imprisonment: Remembering, Gratitude, and the Birth of a Boy Named Free

“Somewhere over the rainbow Bluebirds fly And the dreams that you dreamed of Dreams really do come true.” — Four years ago, on July 31, 2009, my precious friends Josh Fattal, Shane Bauer, and Sarah Shourd were captured by the Iranian regime, while on a hiking vacation in Iraqi Kurdistan. Three years ago, I felt […]

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From Iranian Prisoner to Fatherhood – Welcome to the World Baby Isaiah

Yesterday, my sister Mallika and I both got the coolest email from our friend Laura Fattal. Quick rewind: About four years ago, Laura’s son Josh and his friends Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd were taken into custody by Iranian border guards and accused of illegally crossing into Iran while hiking along the border. Over the […]

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Is It Love or Is It Projection?

By Rebeca Eigen There is something magical about the experience of “falling in love.” Psychologically it is their feeling function that gets activated when two lovers first meet. Emotions burst forth and sparks fly that ignite a passion and an unmistakable bliss. When you are with that person, you are “in heaven,” so to speak. […]

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A Letter To My Disenchanted Yoga Student

I saw a student out in public today. It always throws me for a moment when I see someone outside the studio, seeing them in “real life.” In our quick chat it came up that she’s been disenchanted with yoga lately. This is someone who has been known to say yoga is her religion, which […]

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Break Free From Fear and Enter the Wholeness of Being

All of us live with fear. Whenever fear takes over, we’re caught in what I call the trance of fear. As we tense in anticipation of what may go wrong, our heart and mind contract. We forget that there are people who care about us, and about our own ability to feel spacious and openhearted. […]

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