Attention includes staying alert and aware of our emotions, including uncomfortable feelings like anger. While "righteous" anger can motivate us to defend justice, anger has the potential to be destructive. Find help for working with your own anger and the anger of others with practices, articles, books, excerpts, quotes and more. These resources will help you transform anger to add warmth and light to the world.
Staying alert includes awareness of our actions and their impact, including the degree to which we protect each other’s dignity through thoughtful actions and kind speech. Find ancient teachings about and contemporary depictions of what it means to be civil, as well as suggestions for how to develop this essential quality through articles, blog posts, books, films, quotes, and more.
Take a look at how society encourages us to buy more and more, and enjoy simple antidotes that reinforce generosity, gratitude, service to others, and a joy that is based in being, not having. These spiritual practices, blog posts, books, films, prayers, quotes, teaching stories, and more help you understand the dimension of the problem and find ways that you can address it both personally and in consort with friends, family, colleagues, and community members who share your concerns.
Find and create a hospitable spirit in your conversations with an array of resources. These articles, blog posts, book reviews, book excerpts, film reviews, prayers, quotes, spiritual practices, and websites on the art of conversation will enrich your ability to share and listen, facilitate understanding yourself and others, and foster deeper connections.
Stay alert and aware with the wisdom that is emerging from research as well as personal experiences of empathy. These practices, articles, books, excerpts, quotes, and more about understanding and sharing the feelings of others will help you understand the nuances of empathy and see what hope for the world it offers.
Lift your spirit through exploring walking as a spiritual practice. It yields many dividends, such as replenishment of the soul and connection with the natural world, as well as facilitating problem-solving, self-esteem, health and healing, and heightened attention. Our resources on walking – books, excerpts, children’s books, films, prayers, quotes, and practices – can help you enjoy these benefits and others, such as encouraging dialogue and conviviality, leading to richer conversations, activating the imagination, opening the creative process, filling a devotional role, and providing peace and contentment in stressful times.