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As I work to deepen my understanding and practice of meditation, I am delighting in increasing my experience of equanimity. Equanimity is defined by Shinzen Young as the ability to allow sensory experience to come and go without push and pull. … Continue reading
Increasingly science suggests that gratitude is good for us. Research by Robert Emmons indicates that people who consciously focus on gratitude experience greater emotional wellbeing and physical health than those who don’t. Continue reading
When I experience gratitude, to whom do I give thanks? Gratitude as a discipline, a lens, a way of being, a state complete in and of itself, a choice. Continue reading
It strikes me that both obesity and the constant need to buy new things can, in some part, be traced back to the lack of connection and meaning that is so often the mark of mass consumerism. We crave more food, more clothes, more everything, because we live with a sense that our appetites are never quite satisfied.
So this is by way of a salute to that small but growing band of entrepreneurs who understand that passion, meaning, friendship, connection – all those qualities that define the best of what it is to be human – can also be good business. Continue reading