08/02/2012 12:02 am ET | Updated Oct 01, 2012

The Art of Putting Things Together

In a world where things are constantly falling apart or breaking apart, health often resides in the art of putting things together. Both are happening at the same time constantly, though we understandably focus on what falls apart first, as it makes more noise and is often accompanied by pain. This video clip from an interview with Sounds True took place in Colorado during a week of recording my box set of teaching conversations, Staying Awake: The Ordinary Art.

A Question to Walk With: Tell the story of someone you admire who modeled or taught you about the art of putting things together.

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