The Power of the Breath

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind. The research findings show that the advice to “take a deep breath” may not just be a cliché. Exercises involving volitional breathing appear to alter the connectivity between parts of the brain and allow access to internal sites that normally are inaccessible to us….

Making the Human Race Whole

Make as many connections as you can so that this broken world can become whole again. It’s your responsibility to radiate benevolence to everyone you encounter to be reckless with your friendliness to surprise strangers with your openness and unconditional respect on behalf of the whole human race. It’s your responsibility not to hide behind…

Be Soft (For Russel Williams)

Don’t build a hard, solid self full of fixed ideas and firm beliefs. Be soft so that you don’t create friction, or clash with the world but accept and absorb your experience with ease. Be soft so that disappointments and insults don’t bruise you but bounce harmlessly away after your softness has absorbed their force….

What the Living Do

Johnny, the kitchen sink has been clogged for days, some utensil probably fell down there. And the Drano won’t work but smells dangerous, and the crusty dishes have piled up waiting for the plumber I still haven’t called. This is the everyday we spoke of. It’s winter again: the sky’s a deep, headstrong blue, and…