Body was 375 pounds. Ira Sukrungruang bares his soul about their complicated relationship.
It’s less than we think. It’s far more than we know. It’s who we are but it’s not. Contemplate the deeper reality of the body.
Thich Nhat Hanh offers three exercises for well-being, “a wonderful way of connecting your mind and body in mindfulness.”
It’s not a luxury to feel loved and cared for—it’s what makes us emotionally secure. If it didn’t happen when we were children, says psychotherapist Tara Bennett-Goleman, meditation can help us develop a secure emotional base now.
The loss of her brother sent her on a journey into the past, where Ellen Watters Sullivan encountered a family legacy of shame as old as the American South itself.
What if our online life gets in the way of our flesh and blood connections? Sumi Loundon Kim on how she cut the wireless tether. (It wasn’t easy.)
Putting others first—it’s the great switch that changes everything. It cuts samsara at the root and plants the seed of enlightenment. Sakyong Mipham on how to be a bodhisattva.
The editorial introduction to the July 2013 issue of Lion’s Roar by Deputy Editor, Andrea Miller.
About a Poem: Geoffrey Shugen Arnold analyzes Yunus Emre’s poem, “Those Who Learned to Be Truly Human”.
Inspired writers are the ones who walk sideways to what most would consider the “real” world. At their best they can portray the confusion that life is and make it feel more real than reality.