Content on Fear
If we think that awe stems from a vastness, then we start to see ourselves less as the center, but as a spoke from it.
Reminding ourselves of the times we didn’t give into our fear can give us courage to move forward in new situations.
Blood as a life force can be scary. Yet our verse, “do not stand idly by while your neighbor bleeds,” suggests another perspective.
Why is it so hard for some of us to change, even if we want to?
How are Genesis 2 and 3 are crafted to deal with the stress of human awareness of its own creatureliness and mortality?
As people unmoored from vertically transmitted traditions cast desperately around for something to believe in, things are going to get weird. No, scratch that. Weirder.
How do we build more a just and compassionate world during the COVID-19 crisis?
We can support our mindfulness practice with what neuroscientists and other biophysiologists will tell us, and also what spiritual traditions tend to appreciate, which is that we are wondrously made, or magnificently evolved, as, in a way, self-healing organisms.
In the time of COVID-19 and physical distancing, how can we maintain our personal and spiritual connections?
Rituals transform social facts into physical realities, and so the coronavirus is forcing us to change, adapt, or maybe even lose some of those concrete and physical connections.
To lessen gun deaths, we need to truly feel our fear and anger. And then we need to be able to do research on potential effective ways to do so, even in our current political climate.
How do we navigate between reason and optimism as they crash against each other?