An official implies members of an entire religion don't deserve full rights. And a celebrated champion of the people remains silent as many of those people are persecuted. The circumstances sound like Nazi Germany but they describe today's Burma.
If you're frustrated because you don't know the answer, don't attack the problem on a theoretical level. Instead, first solve the question: What is the thing that's frustrated, the thing that's thinking about it in a frustrating way?
Few, if any, children over twelve believe in the existence of Father Christmas and the Tooth Fairy. I am one of the growing numbers of people who believe that eventually it will be accepted that there's no such supernatural being as god either.
On long retreats, shared communal silence is a basic way of life. As retreatants don the trappings of temporary monkhood, silence becomes a social norm, no more or less unusual than any other facet of group etiquette.
Two years ago, on a cold winter day, I went to protest in a demonstration. I went to protest to protect the (human) rights of refugees in the Netherlands.
Arthur outlines three ways to go about living deeply: self-discovery, integration, and community. He also describes a compelling way to take your mind where you might want to avoid taking it, but where it needs to go.
Somewhere along the way many network and boutique publicists got the idea that the traditional elements of program promotion - press kits, DVD screene...
At first I figured Hillary would be my candidate all the way. I mean, go first woman president! and all. And who's more qualified, right? But, very quickly, very easily, Bernie won me over. His authenticity, his passion, his commitment to economic justice? Well, geez: he's a total yogi.
Practice these steps and when you forget to practice them, remember and start again. If you commit to making this effort, you will grow in ways you can't yet know, and so will your relationships and your life.
Clark Strand has been studying the world's spiritual traditions for more than thirty years. A former senior editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, ...
As much as corporate mindfulness apologists would like to pretend that workplace mindfulness is "evidence-based" and politically neutral, this is simply not the case. To be sure, it is important to facilitate the well-being of employees. But the drive to celebrate the links between mindfulness and wellness and organizational good is not free from the workings of power.