Mind & Spirit

Maintaining spiritual, mental, and physical equilibrium is crucial to living a life that measures up with your true potential. (Image:  Pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

Achieving Equanimity: Know Thyself

Maintaining your state of equilibrium spiritually, mentally, and physically is crucial when it comes to living a life that measures up with your true potential. In a world that constantly throws you into a state of chaos, equanimity is the…

When you’re alone, your first thoughts might be of desperation. (Image:  Pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

The Feeling of Being Alone

Feeling abandoned by the world? Forgive the pun, but you’re not alone. Never has the world been so connected and lonely at the same time. Loneliness is scary, emotionally depleting, and physically dangerous for many people. If you suffer from…

There is always room for improvement, especially if you’re a professional in the performing arts. (Image: via  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Practice Makes Perfect

Regardless of your area of expertise, there is always room for improvement. This is especially true if you’re a professional in the performing arts. It’s nearly impossible to be happy with constant rehearsals. There are bound to be days when…

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Achieving Equanimity: Know Thyself

Maintaining your state of equilibrium spiritually, mentally, and physically is crucial when it comes to living a life that measures up with your true potential. In a world that constantly…

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The Feeling of Being Alone

Feeling abandoned by the world? Forgive the pun, but you’re not alone. Never has the world been so connected and lonely at the same time. Loneliness is scary, emotionally depleting,…

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How to Talk to Children About Death

Death is the inevitable end of all life. No one escapes it. As adults, most of us have come to terms with this reality and the limits of our mortality.…

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Practice Makes Perfect

Regardless of your area of expertise, there is always room for improvement. This is especially true if you’re a professional in the performing arts. It’s nearly impossible to be happy…

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The Many Incarnations of Courage

Making the decision to live, in itself, can be an act of courage. There are many dimensions to the concept of courage. “Courage is not the absence of fear. Courageous…

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Praying to God at Easter

On the Friday afternoon of April 10, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that on Easter Sunday, there would be millions of Christians celebrating Easter and the resurrection of Christ: “At…

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A Real Master

General Zuo Zongtang (1812-1885) of the Qing Dynasty was a fan of the strategic board game Go and also an expert at the game himself.

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Liu Ji and the Tripod Cen

The state of Lu is home to a great treasure known as the Tripod Cen. The tripod is huge and magnificent, with a delicate and beautiful pattern cast on the…

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6 Tales of Enlightenment

1. The tumor One of my friends was a doctor. He told me that once during an operation to remove a cancerous tumor for a patient, after he opened up…