Pema Chödrön describes three ways to use our problems as the path to awakening and joy.
Tara Bennett-Goleman describes how the transforming power of mindfulness can be applied to our painful emotional patterns.
Willa Blythe Baker explores the idea of “entanglement,” coming to the conclusion that the opposite of attachment isn’t detachment — it’s intimacy.
A new meditator’s spouse disapproves of their newfound practice. Susan Piver, founder of The Open Heart Project, answers.
Sylvia Boorstein addresses a mental affliction we don’t often talk about in spiritual terms. It’s a big problem for her, and maybe for you—worrying.
To be without a reference point is the ultimate loneliness. It is also called enlightenment.
These days, if an aversive reaction starts to form in my mind, I think to myself, “Wait! Don’t disturb the peace!”
It goes a lot deeper than how many times a day you check your phone. According to Buddhist teacher Judy Lief, distraction is the very foundation of ego.
So-called objective reality, Pico Iyer finds, is as fickle as the weather. Maybe that’s because it’s as much mind as matter.
“How many times have I felt that I couldn’t bear the heartbreak,” says Barbara Gates. “But here I am still hiking strong.”