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Aug 02: Ariel Burger, Response Is Different From An Answer (8973 reads)
The current moment calls for moral ferocity. We should not sleep well at night when we know others are suffering. Ferocity itself, though, holds danger. Let’s not forget that some of the wor...

Jul 26: Constance Habash, Who Me, Stealing? (5766 reads)
When I’m teaching the five (ethical principles of Yoga), I often feel a little stumped with conveying the practical application of (one of the principles) Asteya (pronounced “uh-s...

Jun 28: Adam Grant, Virtues Are Like Vitamins (5447 reads)
Virtues can be a little bit like vitamins. Vitamins are essential for health. But what if you get more than your body needs? If you take too much Vitamin C, it won’t hurt you. If you overdos...

Jun 21: Shunryu Suzuki, Just Become A Swinging Door (6651 reads)
When we practice [meditation] our mind always follows our breathing. When we inhale, the air comes into our inner world. When we exhale, the air goes out to the outer world. The inner world is lim...

Jun 14: Virginia Satir, I Am Me (6959 reads)
I am me. In all the world, there is no one exactly like me. There are persons who have some parts like me, but no one adds up exactly like me. Therefore, everything that comes out of me is authent...

Aug 03: Chris Lombard, Mistakes: Results That Show The Truth Of Things (8269 reads)
The biggest fears are actually the biggest opportunities. I have seen falls. I have seen blood. I have seen gashes and swelled joints and broken bones and I have seen death along with th...

Jul 20: D. T. Suzuki, Discipline Of Tao (15535 reads)
A master called Yuan came to Tai-chu Hui-hai and asked: 'When disciplining oneself in the Tao, is there any special way of doing it?" Hui-hai: 'Yes, there is.&q...

Jul 13: Anonymous, We Were Made For These Times (8904 reads)
The world is made up of stories. A secret web of agreements about what is “right” and “wrong”, what is “normal” and “weird”, and what is “poss...

Jul 06: Barbara Fredrickson, The Positivity Ratio (13711 reads)
Imagine you’re a water lily. It’s early dawn and your petals are closed in around your face. If you can see anything at all, it’s just a little spot of sunlight. But as the sun r...

Jun 29: Viktor Frankl, It Is Life That Asks The Questions Of Us (12019 reads)
The question can no longer be “What can I expect from life?” but can now only be “What does life expect of me?” What task in life is waiting for me? Now we also u...

Jun 22: J. Krishnamurti, Mass Movement (13682 reads)
We see throughout the world extremes of poverty and riches, abundance and at the same time starvation; we have class distinction and racial hatred, the stupidity of nationalism and the appalling crue...

Jun 15: Otto Scharmer, Four Types Of Listening (13403 reads)
In my years of working with groups and organizations, I have identified four basic types of listening. “Ya, I know that already.” The first type of listening is downloading: ...

Jun 08: Larry Yang, Inclining Toward Freedom, Even Through Imperfections (9422 reads)
If we focus only on awakening, we miss most of the spiritual practice. I’m much more interested in how we practice with not awakening, with not being enlightened, because, frankly, those states...

Jun 01: Mark Manson, From Transaction To Trust (10815 reads)
The most precious and important things in life are, by definition, nontransactional. And to try to bargain for them is to immediately destroy them. You cannot conspire for happiness; it is impossible...

May 25: Kahlil Gibran, The River Cannot Go Back (32260 reads)
It is said that before entering the sea a river trembles with fear. She looks back at the path she has traveled, from the peaks of the mountains, the long winding road cro...

May 18: Robin Wall Kimmerer, To Find Something, Don't Look For It (9773 reads)
Between takeoff and landing, we are each in suspended animation, a pause between chapters of our lives. When we stare out the window into the sun’s glare, the landscape is only a flat projectio...

May 11: Doug Powers, What Can You Trust? (10678 reads)
In young people’s minds right now, the main issue is what they can trust in their own experience. In the 50s and 60s, we trusted ideologies, religions, universities, and econo...

May 04: Lynne Twist, Harder I Work, The More I Love (12440 reads)
Burnout is being disconnected from Source. I don’t think it’s as related as we'd like to think, to working too long or too hard or eating pizza and Coke instead of veggies and water. ...

Apr 27: Richard Rohr, Opposite Of Meditation Is Not Action, It's Reaction (11516 reads)
It seems like our society is at a low point in terms of how we talk about challenging, controversial topics within our political discourse and even our spiritual reflections. I believe the only way t...

Apr 21: Kate Murphy, Why We Listen Better To Strangers Than Family (13672 reads)
Once you know people well enough to feel close, there’s an unconscious tendency to tune them out because you think you already know what they are going to say. It’s kind of like when you&...

Apr 13: David Mckee, Turning Ourselves Toward Stability And Hospitality (12367 reads)
The Benedictine-Camaldolese monk, Bruno Barnhart says it very well:  “We humans prefer a manageable complexity to an unmanageable simplicity.” A complex instability is...

Mar 23: Rachel Naomi Remen, Life May Itself Be A Koan (17838 reads)
Consider the Zen practice of the koan, the question or problem proposed by Zen masters to each other or by masters to students. The koan is a dilemma, a mystery which the rational mind cannot solve. ...

Feb 03: John Fox , When Someone Deeply Listens To You (17510 reads)
When someone deeply listens to you it is like holding out a dented cup you've had since childhood and watching it fill up with cold, fresh water. When it balanc...

Dec 09: Pablo Neruda, Too Many Names (13904 reads)
Monday is tangled up with Tuesday and the week with the year: time can’t be cut with your tired scissors, and all the names of the day are rubbed out by the waters o...

Dec 02: Alan Cohen, Do You Remember Your Song? (18033 reads)
When a woman in a certain African tribe knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child. They reco...

Nov 04: Christina Feldman, When My Life Is In Danger (12973 reads)
A few years ago, an elderly monk arrived in India after fleeing from prison in Tibet. Meeting with the Dalai Lama, he recounted the years he had been imprisoned, the hardship and beatings he had endu...

Oct 28: Peace Pilgrim, Life Is Full But Not Overcrowded (10059 reads)
In my mid life, I began to realize that it's as though we have two selves or two natures or two wills with two different viewpoints. Because the viewpoints were so different, I felt a struggle in...

Oct 21: Ryan Holiday, What Is Wealth? (15971 reads)
What is wealth? It’s having plenty, right? The variables in the equation are pretty simple. What you have, what you’ve got coming in, and what’s going out. If those are in proper pr...

Oct 14: Lisel Mueller, Monet Refuses The Operation (11234 reads)
Doctor, you say there are no haloes  around the streetlights in Paris  and what I see is an aberration  caused by old age, an affliction.  I ...

Sep 30: Naren Kini, My Neighbor's Corn (10679 reads)
There was once a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he gr...

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