In recent months I’ve been noticing challenges with my own smartphone and social media use. This is being reported increasingly in media outlets. It affects young people a lot, but not only young people. Here’s some of what I’ve learned.
This line from Matsuo Bashō (1644–1694) has been a guide for me ever since I first read it: “… each day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.” It’s a profound truth. It also takes all the neurosis out of daily
It’s Spring now. Every Spring the Earth is renewed. There’s compassion in that. Staying perpetually in winter wouldn’t be healthy and balanced. Compassion is part of this process, even though we don’t normally think of it in this way. It’s
This the second time I’m quoting from this book. The first excerpt is in Sound Mind, Sound Body. These Japanese concepts and life philosophies are both practical and human. They’re so workable because they’re natural truths found in life. Wabi-sabi
Happy New Year! Do you ever blend your spiritual knowledge and practices with fitness routines? Or take those same teachings and apply them in a new, practical way? The story Thich Nhat Hanh tells below is one reason I collect
I’ve nothing to add to this. It’s brilliant! Ikigai — The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, Hector Garcia and Frances Miralles It has been shown that maintaining an active, adaptable mind is one of the key factors
The essential lesson of self-love is that it never ends. Not the lesson. That would be tedious. For some, yes, the lesson can return again and again. The essential lesson of self-love is simply to never stop practicing it, applying