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Resources for keyword: Tears
An excerpt from The Happiness Hypothesis
A highly sophisticated quest to find the meaning of life.
William Stringfellow, Bill Wylie-Kellerman
Collection of writings by a Protestant gadfly for justice and peace.
An excerpt from Daily Doses of Wisdom
A fine collection of edifying Buddhist quotations.
Some Days Are Lonely
A well-done children's story about how a little one deals with a bout of loneliness.
A charming children's picture book about a lonely little girl and an isolated dragon who follow their deep yearning for friendship.
An excerpt from Desert Fathers and Mothers
Christine Valters Paintner
A creative and engrossing close-encounter with the wisdom sayings of the fourth and fifth century Christians.
An excerpt from Curious Behavior
Robert R. Provine
Sidewalk neuroscience on our everyday behaviors.
Steam of Life
Joonas Berghall, Mika Hotakainen
A riveting documentary about the spiritual uses of saunas by Finnish men.
An excerpt from Confusion Arises as Wisdom
Incisive commentary on a Tibetan Buddhist classic about spiritual maturity.
The Gift of Tears
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Why crying, as Jesus and the desert fathers and mothers, and us at the movies, can be a spiritual practice.
An excerpt from Praying with the Earth
John Philip Newell
Prayers and blessings to nurture peace in the world among people of all the world's religions.
God's Tender Mercy
A short but profoundly prophetic assessment of forgiveness and other essentials of the Christian path.
An excerpt from The Gift
A collection of ballads based on the psalms, poetry, and sacred writings which give us intimations of gratitude toward God for all good gifts.
Laughter, Tears, Silence
A diverse collection of expressive meditations to help people let go of mental overload, emotional turmoil, and physical stress.
An excerpt from The Wisdom of a Broken Heart
Wise counsel, exercises, and Buddhist spiritual practices that can turn the pain of heartbreak into the joy of healing and wholeness.
How Crying Can Make You Healthier
About scientific research that reveals why crying is healthy, healing, and cathartic for us.
Love & Death
A courageous and wise work about death and dying.
Complaining to God
Calls Christians to use laments as a form of prayer while experiencing shock, grief, and tragedy.
Praying with Lior
An emotionally rich documentary about the bar mitzvah of a spiritually vibrant 13-year-old boy with Down Syndrome.
An excerpt from Lent
Poignant meditations designed to stir our souls and activate our consciences.