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Issues of Control

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.13.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Chapter 24 of the Tao te Ching by the legendary Lao Tzu offers helpful direction about the difference between self-awareness and self-deception. Let's...

Earth Prayer

Mark Nepo | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

O Endless Creator, Force of Life, Seat of the Unconscious, Dharma, Atman, Ra, Qalb, Dear Center of our Love, Christlight, Yaweh, Allah, Mawu, Mother o...

God's Wounds

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Beyond all that pain has taught me, the soft well at the base of time has opened, and life touching me there has turned me into a flower that prays ...

Burning the Map

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.23.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Expectation is premeditated disappointment. --Sogyal Rinpoche Everyone's life journey eventually arrives at a precipice or fork in the road. At some ...

The Two Tribes

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

As we approach Inauguration day, I want to offer a deeper, broader context for the divisions we are facing as a nation. The Two Tribes In the beginn...

Now will not be with us forever. Take a moment to slow it down.

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.10.2017 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Alanna Ford It was New Year's Day, and some of my closest friends and I were gathered around the fire in the living room. There was a generous ...

On the Way to Coney Island

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.09.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

I was eight or nine, rummaging through her basement, through my dead grandfather's books, when she appeared at the foot of the old see-through stairs,...

What Will the Theme of Your Life Be in 2017?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 01.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman If your life were a movie, where would the plot be headed right now? You may not be immortalized in film anytime soon, but your l...

Finding Solid Ground

Mark Nepo | Posted 01.02.2017 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

John's father had built their home when John was a boy. It was perched on the side of a mountain overlooking the sea and John wanted to stay there as ...

Look Around

Mark Nepo | Posted 12.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

If you try to comprehend air before breathing it, you will die. If you try to understand love before being held, you will never feel compassion. If ...

The Great Wave

Mark Nepo | Posted 12.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Sometimes we seek refuge from our pain in the habits of life, as if sheer routine can put our wounds to sleep. But the habits of life can make us all ...

Know Thy Self

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.19.2016 | Women
Ellie Newman

It's a valuable thing to know yourself. The other day, as I was talking with a friend about my reaction to my husband wanting to put a hot tub in our ...

The One Question That Will Change Your Life.

Kasia Jamroz | Posted 12.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Kasia Jamroz

We all share the same set of wishes. We also have similar wants, dreams, and desires. We want to feel good. Live an effortless life while having well ...

Walking North

Mark Nepo | Posted 12.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

No matter how I turn the magnificent light follows. Background to my sadness. No matter how I lift my heart my shadow creeps in wait behind. Backgrou...

At Stadium and Drake

Mark Nepo | Posted 12.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

I was waiting to make a left, to get out of traffic. She was across from me, in a red hatchback, waiting to enter. The cars whizzed by like hornets...

Accepting This

Mark Nepo | Posted 11.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Yes, it is true. I confess, I have thought great thoughts, and sung great songs--all of it rehearsal for the majesty of being held. The dream is awak...

If You Want a True Friend

Mark Nepo | Posted 11.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Just open your hands and say, "I don't know." Say it softly and wait, so your other can see that you mean it. Give them a chance to drop what they ...

Stop Breathe Grow: Spiritual Disciplines for Your Soul

Tammy McLeod | Posted 11.16.2016 | Religion
Tammy McLeod

Each morning I go to the bay window of my bedroom and kneel at an altar that I have constructed on a long window bench. I meditate on the Scriptures l...

The Trump Card: HBS Students React to Shocking Election Results

The Harbus | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
The Harbus

By Preeya Sud, Harvard Business School, Class of '17 & Harbus Contributing Writer As the world reels from the shocking result of the US 2016 Presid...

Wasn't It Just Yesterday...?

Galina Nemirovsky | Posted 11.07.2016 | Parents
Galina Nemirovsky

I feel too young to hear myself say it, but as I drove to pick my son up from play rehearsal at 7:30pm (gasp!) from HIGH SCHOOL (double gasp!) I inhal...

Inside Out

Samie Al-Achrafi | Posted 11.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Samie Al-Achrafi

Everything in life begins with connection. In each moment, we are choosing to join or separate - to connect or disconnect - and the person to whom we'...

Breaking Surface

Mark Nepo | Posted 11.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Let no one keep you from your journey, no rabbi or priest, no mother who wants you to dig for treasures she misplaced, no father who won't let one lif...

Fighting the Instrument

Mark Nepo | Posted 10.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Often the instruments of change are not kind or just and the hardest openness of all might be to embrace the change while not wasting your heart fight...

In Muir Woods

Mark Nepo | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Nepo

Masters of stillness, masters of light, who, when cut by something falling, go nowhere and heal, teach me this nowhere, who, when falling themselves,...

Recharging, Rejuvenation, Reclamation: The Art Of Letting Go

Lia Miller | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Lia Miller

For the last few years, I have been feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, dissatisfied, and generally unhappy in my life despite the blessings of stable em...