Stubborn As Can Be

Being stubborn is not usually considered to be a positive character trait. But when we consider the necessity of resilience–and the ability to persevere through challenging times and circumstances with our values intact–might stubbornness have a place?

Bouncing Back

Resilience has something to do with being able to weather suffering and carry on. Does this have something to do with reaching “closure”? Moving on? Or might it have more to do with remaining open and moving through and with our pain?

Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves

Jesus said to his disciples, “I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. Therefore be as wise as serpents and as harmless as doves.” What wisdom does that phrase hold for our work in the world?

Dust to Dust

Is there life after death? How do the world’s religions and wisdom traditions respond to this question? What wisdom might we glean from the various responses, knowing that none are definitive?

Guilty as Sin

Looking at the tragic (and unnecessary) suffering that pervades our world, we can understandably feel guilty for all that we have not done to alleviate it, losing faith in ourselves and in humanity at large. How might we approach this feeling of hopelessness as … read more.