Sister Chan Khong remembers the suffering of the years of war in Vietnam and what they taught her about human nature.
Grief, fear and despair are part of the human condition. Each of these emotions is useful, says Miriam Greenspan, if we know how to listen to them.
The eight worldly concerns classify the attachments and aversions that yoke us to samsara—the four hopes and four fears, which we cycle through endlessly.
If I have no belief that my vision can become real, asks Margaret Wheatley, where will I find the strength to persevere?
Pema Chödrön offers a talk on bravery, fearlessness, warriorship, and smiling.
As long as you think vulnerability is weakness, you’re going to be afraid. Mirabai Bush and Ram Dass on the kind of vulnerability that’s actually strength.
Susan Piver gives advice on working with a mind that can’t stop working over every detail.
The simple act of stopping, says Pema Chödrön, is the best way to cultivate our good qualities. Here are five ways meditation makes us better people.
The ground of fearlessness, says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, is renouncing hard-heartedness and allowing ourselves to be tender, sad, present.
You are a warrior when you have the bravery to face who you are, without fear, embarassment, or denial. This warriorship is the basis of the spiritual path.