As we grow, the qualities we look for in our relationships change — and with them, the qualities we want to nurture in ourselves. Above all else, seek kindness.
There is beauty in what makes us human, but also in what reveals us as creatures. A woman shares her evolving perspective on the animal nature of family life, and the raw freedom she finds therein.
A poem for the passing of summer, a song for the shadow, and an invocation for attention.
Sometimes we need to be cut open in order to share our sweetest layers.
We crave community and intimacy. But, are we looking for it in the wrong places — in our phones and mobile devices rather than in each others’ eyes? With Rumi as his guide, Omid Safi on needing less digital connection and more rejuvenation of heart and soul.
From vignettes pondering time and sci-fi holiday singing to impassioned calls for community, a look into our most interesting worlds of curiosity and hope.
In a culture of curated sharing, the intimacy of human touch can be daunting — even for a pastor. An essay on how the practice of laying on of hands is a quiet and necessary rite that ought to become part of our story again.
Following up on the disease of busyness, Omid explores what we lose when we let the overscheduled nature of our lives take precedence over the loved ones we treasure.