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Jan 11: Bryan Stevenson, The Broken Among Us Teach Us (5091 reads)
What sustains me is this knowledge I have that it’s really the broken among us that can contribute a lot to our quest for full, equal justice. When you’re broken, you actually — ...

Jan 05: Bear Guerra, Dark Skies Show Us Stars (4689 reads)
One of my earliest childhood memories finds me waking from a deep sleep in the middle of the night, during a family road trip. Far from any city lights, I look out the window toward the sky above,...

Dec 29: John J. Prendergast, Four Stages Of Groundedness (5839 reads)
The ground is both a metaphor and a felt sense. As a metaphor, it means to be in touch with reality. As a felt sense, it refers to feeling our center of gravity low in the belly and experiencing a...

Dec 21: Rachel Naomi Remen, An Unusual Gift From My Grandfather (30244 reads)
Often, when he came to visit, my grandfather would bring me a present. These were never the sorts of things that other people brought, dolls and books and stuffed animals. My dolls and stuffed animal...

Dec 14: Ilie Cioara, The Moment We Encounter True Happiness (5833 reads)
The moment we encounter true Happiness, we are in fact outside time and space. The “ego” – with its intrinsic duality – has completely disappeared. In that moment...

Dec 07: Nancy Collier, A 13-Year-Old In A Museum (6180 reads)
On a recent visit to the Museum of Modern Art with a friend and her daughter, meandering through the museum’s exhibits, I was struck by how often my friend’s 13-year-old daughter asked...

Nov 30: John Yates, Parliament Of Subconscious Minds (5648 reads)
You may object to the idea that your sense of being a self is a mere construct. After all, it feels very real. How can we reconcile this powerful sense of self with the idea that we're just a col...

Nov 23: Ashley Whillans, Time Confetti And The Broken Promise Of Leisure (5750 reads)
It’s true: we have more time for leisure than we did fifty years ago. But leisure has never been less relaxing, mostly because of the disintermediating effects of our screens. Technology sav...

Nov 16: Brian Conroy, Half A Pomegranate (6838 reads)
Early one morning, the Buddha and his disciples set off on an alms round. He announced that on that day all of the offerings they received would be given to the poor.  The community...

Nov 09: Joanna Macy, The Three Narratives (6389 reads)
When we come together for this work, at the outset we discern three stories or versions of reality that are shaping our world so that we can see them more clearly and choose which one we want to g...

Nov 02: Norie Huddle, How Caterpillar Turns Into A Butterfly (6484 reads)
If you kneel down on the ground and look at a caterpillar very carefully,  you'd probably think he's a pretty nice furry fellow with a rather boring life. And you...

Oct 26: Ram Dass, The Game Is To Be Where You Are (9288 reads)
When I was born I donned a spacesuit for living on this plane, it was this body, my spacesuit, and it had a steering mechanism which is my pre-frontal lobe and all the brain that helps with coordi...

Oct 19: May Sarton, Now I Become Myself (7774 reads)
Now I become myself. It's taken Time, many years and places; I have been dissolved and shaken, Worn other people's faces, Run madly, as if Time were there,...

Oct 12: Leah Pearlman, We're Voting With Our Attention (7319 reads)
At the base of the brainstem there is a bundle of neurons called the Reticular Activating System (RAS). The RAS acts as a kind of bouncer for the brain. Our senses take in waaaaay too information ...

Oct 05: Anthony de Mello, Substituting One Cruelty For Another (6944 reads)
Many people swing into action only to make things worse. They're not coming from love, they're coming from negative feelings. They're coming from guilt, anger, hate; from a sense of in...

Sep 28: Fabiana Fondevila, A Route Back To Wonder (5937 reads)
“What is a sunset without clouds? A circle that crosses a straight line,” says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society, creator of an original form of activism a...

Sep 21: William Deresiewicz, Learning How To Think (18708 reads)
Let’s start with how you don’t learn to think. A study by a team of researchers at Stanford came out a couple of months ago. The investigators wanted to figure out how today’s co...

Sep 14: Krishna Das, Movie Of Me, Now Playing 24 Hours A Day (9711 reads)
What keeps us away from the gentle rain of grace? It's our endless obsession, all day long, with I, me, mine. We wake up in the morning and start writing "the movie of Me": What am I...

Sep 07: Marti Leimbach, The Broken Piano In 1975 (6536 reads)
My favourite piece of music is Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert, an hour-long piece improvised, as all of Jarrett’s concerts are, on a solo piano in front of a live audience. You know...

Aug 31: Irina Tweedie, Glory And Terror Of It (6329 reads)
The realization that every act, every word, every thought of ours not only influences our environment but mysteriously forms an integral part of the Universe, fits into it as if by necessity, in t...

Aug 24: Jack Kornfield, The Wisdom Of Uncertainty (10574 reads)
One day Ajahn Chah held up a beautiful Chinese tea cup, “To me this cup is already broken. Because I know its fate, I can enjoy it fully here and now. And when it’s gone, it’s go...

Aug 17: Mary Oliver, The Central Commitment Of The Creative Life (9980 reads)
Intellectual work sometimes, spiritual work certainly, artistic work always -- these are forces that fall within its grasp, forces that must travel beyond the realm of the hour and the restraint o...

Aug 10: Annamalai Swami, Does The Mind Exist During Our Sleep? (7825 reads)
Every time you go to sleep you have the experience of being without a mind. You cannot deny that you exist while you are asleep and you cannot deny that your mind is not functioning while you are ...

Aug 03: Chris Lombard, Mistakes: Results That Show The Truth Of Things (7229 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 27: Pema Chodron, To Be Continually Thrown Out Of The Nest (10328 reads)
We think that if we just meditated enough or jogged enough or ate perfect food, everything would be perfect. But from the point of view of someone who is awake, that's death. Seeking security ...

Jul 20: D. T. Suzuki, Discipline Of Tao (14098 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 (7864 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 (12645 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 (10279 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 (12759 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...

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