Do You Have to Meditate to Be Spiritual?

Do You Have to Meditate to Be Spiritual?

Dear Meli, This may be a silly question, but do you really need to meditate if you’re on a spiritual path? I ask because I really hate to meditate. I have a really hard time sitting still and quieting my mind. I’m a runner and that seems to be my preferred...
Do We Have to Eat Healthy to Be Spiritual?

Do We Have to Eat Healthy to Be Spiritual?

Dear Meli, I am a really healthy eater. I do it because it makes me feel better, but also because I feel like it helps me spiritually. My best friend, however, doesn’t eat healthy at all. And, I have to admit, she’s also one of the most loving and...
Is Competition Bad for a Friendship?

Is Competition Bad for a Friendship?

Dear Meli, I have a friend that I like a lot. Well, most of the time. Here’s the thing: He’s really smart. And really handsome. And really into his spiritual practice. Not in a show-offy way. He’s just really good at everything he does. The only bad...
Is Money a Corrupting Influence?

Is Money a Corrupting Influence?

Dear Meli, Money is the root of all evil. Yeah, I know that we spiritual types shake our heads at this phrase and say “No way!” But I kinda agree with it. Even when I don’t want to. I’ve been working really hard lately to let in more money in my life, and I’m aware...
How Do You Handle Estrangement From Your Spiritual Community?

How Do You Handle Estrangement From Your Spiritual Community?

Dear Meli, For about fifteen years, I’ve been involved in a wonderful spiritual community. I love the people there, and I feel love from them. About five years ago, a new spiritual leader came into the community. At first, we got along really well. She even...

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