Wise Versus Unwise Speech

Wise speech consists of words that are truthful, timely, and coming from a place of goodwill, but this is easier said than done.

Cultivating Five Inner Strengths: Wisdom

Wisdom is one of the Five Inner Strengths that can be cultivated to help us in our mindfulness journey.

Cultivating Five Inner Strengths: Concentration

Concentration is one of the five inner strengths - a steadiness of the mind that we develop through mindfulness practice.

A Polity of Mindfulness and Compassion

Mindfulness can help us expand our perspective so that we might make more compassionate choices about the ways we govern society, how we relate to each other and how we inhabit our planet home.

Cultivating Five Inner Strengths: Joyful Effort

Joyful effort is one of the five inner strengths - gladly showing up for our mindfulness practice, again and again, with a sense of freshness and upliftedness.

Cultivating Five Inner Strengths: Confidence

Confidence is one of the Five Inner Strengths we can cultivate that support us in our mindfulness journey - a deeply embodied trust in oneself and the possibilities of practice.

Cultivating Five Inner Strengths

The five inner strengths are interconnected beneficial qualities that steady the mind and support our mindfulness practice so we might live in closer alignment with our deepest values.

Taming Shame Through Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help us tame our shame so that this self-conscious emotion doesn't derail us or hijack our actions in unskillful ways.

Mindfulness of Rest

Mindfulness can expand our opportunities to take rest, even in the middle of the chaos of daily life.

Near Enemies of Enlightenment

Seeing enlightenment as a series of discrete experiences, a lifelong practice, and an ongoing process can help us avoid the costly pitfalls of hubris and delusion.

A Mental Model for a More Mindful Perspective

Donella Meadows' Iceberg Model offers a practical framework for seeing ourselves and the world through a more mindful lens.

Mindfulness of Surrender

The relinquishment of the illusion of control we call surrender can be life affirming and even sweet when what we're letting go into is inevitable - mindfulness can help us discern when it makes sense to do so.

Mindfulness of Resistance

To be alive is to experience resistance and mindfulness can help us meet this very human experience with compassion and wisdom.

The Joy of Mindfulness

Joy is a delightful surprise visitor that we can learn to roll out the welcome mat for and invite to stay longer through a dedicated mindfulness practice.

Mindfulness of the “Full Catastrophe”

Leaders across a variety of disciplines are increasingly recognizing the importance of the development of inner capacities, such as mindfulness and compassion, in taking action to effect beneficial, lasting change in the world.

Transforming Suffering with Mindfulness

Sometimes called slogan or compassion training, the Tibetan Buddhist practice of Lojong uses aphorisms as a memory aid for transforming life's circumstances, whatever they may be, into an awakening of the heart.

Mindful Speech: The Power of Words

The words we choose to communicate our experience to ourselves and others can help facilitate intimacy when we are mindful - or they can widen the gap when unexamined.

Mindfulness of Greed

A dedicated practice of mindfulness can allow us see through our insatiable wanting and greed to a more sustainable mindset of sufficiency.