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In a small town in the Berkshire Mountains I came across a large field surrounded by woods that holds a meticulously designed labyrinth, a smaller version of the famous one at Chartres Cathedral. This maze of stone walkways adorned with floral...

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We only need to peruse headlines in our newspapers or scroll through Facebook newsfeeds to know, viscerally, that the world is in need of a new story—an inspiring, galvanizing, inclusive new narrative. We need a narrative that is unlike any...

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We were two-thirds of the way to the top of Mount Washington when my right leg gave out.

My friend Marc and I had planned this hike on the summer solstice for over a year. So we decided to do the climb even...

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Not all aggression looks the same. Any act, word, or gesture that pierces through into someone else’s personal space and causes the other to feel unsafe, threatened, or hurt is considered aggression. That could be a look, shouting, pulling a gun...

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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh sums up Zen practice with these few words: “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”

In our busy lives, it's not uncommon to rush when preparing (and...

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What: Walking meditation involves focusing on the physical sensations of every step you take, sometimes in coordination with the breath.

Examples: The Zen Buddhist practice of kinhin; the...

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What: Devotional meditation and prayer can help you cultivate a closer relationship with the divine. The practice typically takes place through spontaneous conversation with a higher power, a formalized method of prayer, or a...

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Omega: To be a spiritual warrior—an archetype in all traditions—you've said we need to “transcend the stories we make up in our own minds about ourselves and our shortcomings.... It's the labels that we apply and that are...