The ability to understand how emotions affect our and others’ decisions is a big part of spirituality.
Why are humans religious? As an aspiring rabbi, this is a central question of my life.
Once we have set down a certain path, human nature makes it increasingly difficult to reverse course.
How can we hold onto the changes we strive for? Look for “bright spots.”
As the late British theoretical physicist Sir Charles Frank once said, “Crystals are like people: it is the defects in them that make them interesting.”
In many ways, ritual is a checklist, and offers a helpful structure that we can then build off of.
If we want a shortcut to work for us, we need to put in the time.
When someone is being difficult or challenging, it’s very easy to get emotional and defensive. But that’s rarely constructive
What can we really predict about human behavior in light of increasing knowledge from genetics?
The greatest distinction between facts and values is that facts don’t spur us to action. Values do.