What’s your sense of peace?
Enjoy four kinds of peace.
Why? “Peace” can sound merely sentimental or clichéd (“visualize whirled peas”). But deep down, it’s what most of us long for. Consider the proverb: The highest happiness...
BE HELPFUL What can I do?
Why? I’m doing a series on my personal top five practices (all tied for first place), and have so far named three:meditate (including mindfulness, self-awareness, and, if you like, prayer), take...
What’s in your heart to say?
Why? It’s been said that the most powerful tool for physical health is a fork (or spoon), since the choices you make with it determine the good or...
"your heart is my hermitage" - thomas merton one of the most profound beauties in merton's spiritual journey is his progression from a spirituality of "the" heart as a general proposition in the abstract, to...
DON’T QUARREL Who do you argue with?
Why? It’s one thing to stick up for yourself and others. But it’s a different matter to get caught up in wrangles, contentiousness, squabbles . . . in...
LIGHTEN UP What’s weighing you down?
Why? On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. What’s in your own backpack? If you’re like most of us, you’ve got too many...
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, what’re the deepest wants of all?
See deep wants.
Why? I did my Ph.D. dissertation by videotaping 20 mother-toddler pairs and analyzing what happened when the mom offered an alternative to...