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The Beatles Let it Bethe meaning of let it be

The Story Behind The Beatles “Let it Be”

"Let it Be" was released by the Beatles in 1970. It was the Beatles' most popular, instant hit, coming in at number 6 in the BillBoard Hot 100.  The song is the title track of the album of the same name, and the timing of the release of the song, written and recorded by Paul McCartney, also coincided with Paul's announcement that he was leaving the Beatles. His announcement meant the break-up of one of the worlds most loved bands. The inspiration for "Let it Be" in Paul McCartney's own words: "I was going through a really difficult time around the autumn [Read more]

Celebrating the Path of Spiritual Freedom

be free Today as we celebrate our political freedom, let us also pay homage to our spiritual liberties. We have the freedom to empower ourselves and let go of energies that do no...
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Can We Bring Mindfulness to Schools?

With eyes closed and deep breaths, students are learning a new method to reduce anxiety, conflict, and attention disorders. But don’t call it meditation. Rather, its te...
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Become A Lake – A Zen Parable

monk sits at lake An aging master grew tired of his apprentice’s complaints. One morning, he sent him to get some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master told him to mix a handful...
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Stop Trying To Fix Yourself, You Were Never Broken w/ Jeff Foster


Habitually, we rush to avoid pain, sorrow, frustration and fear; we distract ourselves from these very natural energies, label them as 'wrong' or 'bad' or 'negative' or 'unspiritual', or even meditate or medicate them away. Sometimes even trying to 'fix', 'accept' or 'heal' something within ourselves can be a subtle form of resistance! When, just for a moment, we make the radical commitment of not trying to fix ourselves and each other, and simply allowing things to be as they [Read More]

Glad.is Recommends The Wake Up Festival August 20–24, 2014


As it’s name might imply, the Wake Up Festival is hailed as the “festival to wake up together at.”  This festival is dedicated to a core principle of life:  That we CAN live with an open heart, aware and in gratitude to the singular beauty of each moment.  If we could only recommend ONE retreat or festival to our readers, friends and family, this would be it. It’s truly an event like no other, taking place August 20th to 24th, 2014 [Read More]

Tiny Time Machines


 Stealing Time Back by Garni Sohrabian. once upon a time, before clocks told the time not yet tomorrow, after yesterday the time is now, the day today the clockmaker made a big noisy clock strange it was and said tick tock tick tock the time bandit, one noisy day heard so much noise he could not play he broke the clock to be free and made it look like infinity Garni Sohrabian started a shoe company with a friend right after college. It grew into into nineteen countries and everyone [Read More]

Take the plunge, marry yourself. Proclaim that you are fabulous!


Go on, take the plunge! Marry someone who completely deserves your unconditional love... yourself! Glad.is friends and all-round wonderful human beings Jeffrey Levin and Bonnie Powers, want to spread more love in the world, and have set out to get people to “take the plunge and marry yourself.” Having conducted a number of self-weddings, this husband and wife team are out to grow this idea in as many ways as possible. They see the self-wedding idea as a movement that spreads happiness. [Read More]