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“Practice not-doing, and everythin

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One of my daily devotionals got me to thinking even more deeply about two realities: peace and justice. I have often struggled to understand their juxtaposition. This lead to me grappling with the need for contemplation as well as action; action as

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One of the most underrated, and yet underlying, aspects of contemplative practice is curiosity. It’s a motivation, an inclination, a method, and a quality. As is usual with practice, a bit of reflection on this one topic will reveal pretty much ever

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Compassion. It is a word we often hear talked about when it comes to religion, but it is not a word used often enough when it comes to discussing what makes a business successful. Yet compassion can directly affect the bottom line. TheDalai Lama expr

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Evidence is mounting that gratitude makes a powerful impact on our bodies, including our immune and cardiovascular health. But how does gratitude work in the brain?

A team at the University of Southern California has shed light on the neural nuts an

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Lying down on her back with her fellow kindergarten classmates, Samira Javed closes her eyes and brings her hands together near her belly button as a teacher leads the students through a breathing exercise.

“Let’s just be silent for a second,” Laura

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A growing body of research supports the immediate benefits of meditation, such as reduced stress and anxiety levels, lower blood pressure, and enhanced happiness. Studies on mindfulness interventions show these effects are common in as few as eight w

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