Tag: reflection

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July 4, 2016

In our latest Becoming Wise podcast, wanderer and writer Pico Iyer tells of a lifetime of discovering outer stillness as an essential catalyst to a rich inner life.

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November 29, 2015

As we enter the contemplative season of waiting, an invitation to join us in reflecting on the myriad experiences of Advent.

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October 13, 2015

What person or story comes to mind when you think of middle school? An open invitation to reflect and respond about your experience of early adolescence, in middle school or junior high.

David Isay
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September 12, 2015

Rosh Hashanah, the beginning of the Jewish year, is an occasion of hope and renewal. On the eve of this holy holiday, a soul-searching reflection through the metaphor of writing letters — to others, to God, and to oneself.

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August 1, 2015

To “prioritize intention rather than form” is a the heart of a contemplative practice, whatever that may be. A lay Buddhist monk tells the story of creating a “tree” that’s liberated us from narrow ideas of what contemplative practice is and find one (or more) that truly works for us.

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January 7, 2015

There are few more influential writers than the Trappist monk Thomas Merton. His writings continue to inspire, mentor, and impact new generations of readers. Our columnist Parker Palmer remembers when he first met Merton’s words and how they continue to shape him today.

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December 31, 2014

On this New Year’s Eve, our weekly columnist wrestles with the uncertainty of the year to come. Rather than making resolutions, he poses five questions to ask yourself to carry into the New Year.

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December 29, 2014

Hibernation restores us to our nourishing, grounding source and in so doing, frees us to become a force of reason, reflection, and kindness. A meditation for the gifts of winter and the blessings of solitude and rest.

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April 4, 2013

During these days sacred to both Christians and Jews, a reflection on making space for recreating staid narratives and the new ones we all write together.

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April 7, 2011

“Disarmed the Thunder’s Fires” (photo: ZedZaP/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) As we approach Passover, I am reminded once again about the…

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December 26, 2009

My father has Alzheimer’s disease. I am losing him in inches and pieces. It hurts. He is my hero and…