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Jun 10: Dalai Lama, Causes Of Happiness (8436 reads)
The purpose of life is to strive for happiness. Every sentient being has the right to survive; this means having a desire for happiness or comfort: that’s why sentient beings str...

Jun 03: Rick Hanson, Unconditioned Stillness (5912 reads)
Stillness, a sense of the unchanging, is all around.  For example, it’s not the ultimate stillness, but there is that lovely feeling when the house is quiet and you’re...

Apr 29: Jack Kornfield, The Poisoned Tree (8444 reads)
The maturity we can develop in approaching our difficulties is illustrated by the traditional story of a poisoned tree. On first discovering a poisoned tree, some people see only its danger. Their...

Apr 22: Ryan Holiday, Feel Free To Set A Better Example (7157 reads)
At the core of legal theory is this idea that there are essentially two forms of liberty—positive and negative. Positive liberty is the freedom to do something, such as the freedom of speech...

Apr 15: J. Krishnamurti, A Key To End Sorrow (7149 reads)
The demand to be safe in a relationship inevitably breeds sorrow and fear. The seeking for security invites insecurity. Have you ever found security in any of your relationships? Have you? Most of...

Apr 08: Adyashanti, To Be In Satsang (7293 reads)
We meet here together to recognize the Truth that is eternal. To be in satsang means to be in association with Truth. In satsang you will ask “Who am I?&rdqu...

Apr 01: bell hooks, No Longer Playing It Safe (6936 reads)
To work for peace and justice we begin with the individual practice of love, because it is there that we can experience firsthand love’s transformative power. Attending to the damaging...

Mar 25: Nora Bateson, What Is Holding It Together? (6802 reads)
For you, a respite of uncontainability. Safe pages for words, to taste them as they find their rightness. Let them rest in their silky beds of lyrical dreams. Let them run like rivers down...

Mar 18: Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter, Why Busyness Is Actually Modern Laziness (8507 reads)
Action addiction is an advanced sort of laziness. It keeps us busily occupied with tasks. The busier we keep ourselves, the more we avoid being confronted with questions of life and death. As we...

Mar 11: Anthony De Mello, Three Qualities Of Holiness (7550 reads)
True happiness is uncaused. You are happy for no reason at all.  And true happiness cannot be experienced. It is not within the realm of consciousness. So it is with holiness.  ...

Mar 04: UB40, Clues On Higher Ground (8433 reads)
Moon and stars sit way up high Earth and trees beneath them lie The wind blows fragrant lullaby To cool the night for you and I On the wing the birds fly free Levia...

Feb 25: Daniel Ingram, Kazoo Player And The Symphony (6326 reads)
Imagine there is a great symphony orchestra in a great concert hall and in front of it, like an absurd comedy act, sits a clearly nervous kazoo player with no music score in front of him. The...

Feb 18: Kazu Haga, It Doesn't Matter If You Believe In It (7909 reads)
Gravity is a universal law of nature. It doesn't matter if you believe in gravity. You are still governed by its laws, and there is no way for you to escape it. The laws of gravity govern...

Feb 11: Herman Hesse, What I Learned From Trees (9807 reads)
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. T...

Feb 04: Chad Dickerson, We Contain Multitudes (7195 reads)
Walt Whitman once wrote, "Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)" It’s pos...

Jan 28: Sharon Salzberg, Generosity Helps Us Accept Change (6558 reads)
The aim of practicing generosity is twofold, or else it’s an incomplete experience. The first aim is to free our minds from the conditioned forces that bind and limit us. Craving...

Jan 21: Subhana Barzaghi , Green Mountains Are Forever Walking (6566 reads)
I've been fascinated by this process of birth and death.  I was a midwife for seven years, delivering babies in the bush and it was always a great privilege and honor to be invited to a...

Jan 14: Aylie Baker, Signals Even GPS Cannot Detect (5961 reads)
Returning to the US was always hard for me, in part because I began to notice how GPS technology was eroding what was left of our wayfinding capabilities. In the spring of 2013, I flew from Palau...

Jan 07: Rhonda Fabian, Two Kinds Of Resistance (7003 reads)
The light begins its slow return to places in the North, and today a new year begins. Some people are saying it is already “too late” – climate chaos, species loss, w...

Dec 31: Nancy Gibbs, My Word Of The Year (6863 reads)
My word of the year is listen. It’s one of those words whose meaning is in its music. Listen is a quiet word, that half swallowed L and diffident I and softly hissing S. It defie...

Dec 24: Ivan Illich, Who Is My Neighbor? (5904 reads)
Some thirty years ago, I went into sermons from the early third century into the nineteenth century dealing with this story of the Samaritan, and I found out that most preachers, when they comment...

Dec 17: Vimala Thakar, How Observation Changes Relationships (7392 reads)
When we sit in silence what do we do? We sit and observe the voluntary and involuntary activities of the body and mind. Slowly the voluntary activities come to an end, but the involuntary act...

Dec 10: Shinzen Young, Three Stages Of Perceiving Impermanence (7004 reads)
Impermanence is just appreciating the normal changing-ness of each experience at deeper levels of poignancy. One way to think about this is in terms of three aspects of impermanence: the trivial,...

Dec 03: Charles Eisenstein, The New And Ancient Story Of Interbeing (11061 reads)
Why does the sun shine? A random result of coalescing gases igniting nuclear fusion? Or is it in order to give its light and warmth to Life? Why does the rain fall? Is it the senseless product of...

Nov 19: Rumi, The Root Of The Root Of Your Self (7908 reads)
Don’t go away, come near. Don’t be faithless, be faithful. Find the antidote in the venom. Come to the root of the root of yourself. Molded of clay, ye...

Nov 12: Robin Wall Kimmerer, Uniform Corn-Rows In High-Tech Isolation (6327 reads)
I live in the lush green farm country of upstate New York, in a town that likely has more cows than people. Most everyone I know grows something: apples, hops, grapes, potatoes, berries, and lots...

Nov 05: Michel de Salzmann, Attention Is Inseparable From Interrogation (6212 reads)
Our attention is much more than we generally think. It is much more than a simple mental or cerebral mechanism. It concerns our whole being. If its potentialities are far from being fully...

Oct 29: Tom Maxwell, No Rush, No Dawdle: The Secret Of Proper Timing (9573 reads)
The present is truly the only place we exist. What we call the past is a construct of memory, the recollection of which constitutes a present experience. According to author Alan Watts, the...

Oct 22: Barbara Frederickson, Love Is Not An Emotion (9302 reads)
Love, defined as micro moments of positivity resonance, may thus be the most generative and consequential of all positive emotions. By virtue of being a single state, distributed across and...

Oct 15: Gary Zukav, Intentions And Effects (12478 reads)
Have you ever wondered why things happen the way they do in your life? Have you ever considered that the creation of your experiences, like the creation of everything else, is governed by the law...

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