Self-Compassion: Cultivating Kindness Within

Sometimes we can be too hard on ourselves. The struggle to survive within the increasingly competitive, complicated, and volatile world of modern society can wear us down. Our assumptions about

Emptiness: Waiting for the World to Find Us Again

Feelings of emptiness are the harbingers of a remarkably powerful and potentially dangerous threshold in life. To feel the dark, poignant embrace of emptiness is to become entranced by the delusion

Flexibility: Navigating the Confluence of Life

Flexibility is a skill that helps us to successfully respond and adapt to the difficulties and challenges that emerge in life. A flexible person consistently moves through life with a suppleness of

A Distracted Life: In Search of Self-Renewal

Distraction fragments our attention, bewilders our awareness, and provokes confusion in the mind. Under the stress of distraction our sense of presence is pulled apart and thrust into a state of

Our Aspirations in Life

An aspiration emerges from something integral, universal, and generous in the human condition. It offers a safe refuge for our vision of a better life. Inside an aspiration is a benevolent wish, a

Giving: The Art of Risking Ourselves in the World

The final offering on Exploring Life for 2014 explores giving as the art of risking ourselves in the world. To be giving of ourselves can sometimes become an act of courage that moves us far beyond of