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Quivering hearts

Sylvia Boorstein, in her book “Happiness is an Inside Job,” talks about being seated on an airplane, and just before takeoff a woman came and sat in the empty seat next to her. The woman explains that she hates takeoffs Read More

I’m not calm

In the movie “The Babadook,” there’s a moment when the viewer knows the evil spirit has infiltrated the main character. Until this point, she has been the embodiment of sweet patience — responding gently and evenly to everyone, never with Read More

Be with the one you're with

Be with the one you’re with

Sitting meditation is practice for living meditatively. When I train my mind to concentrate — gently focusing on the breath, recognizing when I drift off, and inviting my attention to come back — while sitting in silence, I’m developing the Read More