In these turbulent times, waking up day after day to news of war and strife, death, despair and disaster - not a corner of the globe untouched - it is more important yet harder than ever to find a sense of peace within.
Because they are so good at some stuff, we often build up as leaders those who are gifted -- especially if what they are good at includes speaking, writing or performance. Sometimes they even become spokespeople for entire communities formed around their ideas and aspirations.
Let me suggest that you now go out and make your own list of 50 spiritual teachers who you think are worthy of recognition. As you construct your own list, pay attention not only to who is on the list, but also why you put them there.