Create the masterpiece of you by engaging in the life-long process of refining your character in the here and now. These spiritual practices, blogs, books, films, quotes, and more will help develop strong mental and moral qualities, as well as fill out the picture of how character forms and the part it plays in building a strong society.
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.
Open a doorway to beauty, truth, learning, reconciliation, groundedness, community building, and life’s inexhaustible sweetness through humility. Through humility, we can let go of the stories we tell about ourselves, reach out to others with loving concern, and deepen our connection to the Divine. Book excerpts, prayers, quotes, teaching stories, and more deepen our understanding of humility and its value.
Develop attunement, authenticity, and the skill of resilience through practice, explore component skills that help anyone anywhere bounce back, and look at specific skills helpful to populations most in need of special support. These practices, articles, books, excerpts, quotes, and more about rebounding and staying strong in the face of adversity can foster resilience in you, your family, and even our institutions, communities, and cities.
Read about teaching as a vocation or watch movies about idealistic teachers. These quotes from Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach and links to 18 movies about teachers encourage contemplation of how teachers live out the spiritual practices of Connections, Enthusiasm, Hospitality, Imagination, Listening, Meaning, Nurturing, Openness, Questing, Transformation, Unity, Wonder, and You.