Entries tagged with “Kindness”

Stop (Your Mind) in the Name of Love

The best two pieces of advice I have ever heard after over thirty years of doing spiritual work are this: Life advice: Don’t be shitty Meditation advice: Just stop. Stop trying …

The Commons: Receiving the Wisdom of the Golden Rule

A meditation on creating a civil society

The Force of Kindness

Change Your Life with Love and Compassion By Sharon Salzberg There is a thread that runs through all the world’s great wisdom teachings and religions, crossing the barriers of ti…

What Love Looks Like Now

We welcome back former columnist Geri Larkin. She shares her thoughts on kindness and community.

What the Woman Who’s Embraced Over 34 Million People Knows About Love

Her real name is Mata Amritanandamayi, but if you’ve ever heard of her, you probably know her as Amma (“Mother”). The name was given to her when she was just a girl because of her …

When Is It Kind to Make Someone Feel Bad?

Sometimes, the nicest thing we can do for someone is to make them feel bad.

Why Do We Feel Awe?

According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.

Wild Lovingkindness: Creating Mettā Connections

“That's so meta.” ... From self-reflective to the Buddhist mettā (cultivating benevolence), “we can practice wild lovingkindness to extend beyond one being, beyond humanity.” Here, 5 mettā moment starters, plus a practice for reflecting on your wild connections.

Your Unchosen Lifelong Companion Is ... You

Do you find it difficult to love yourself? I mean: to truly relish looking at and being with and thinking of yourself? When those of us who hate ourselves are told to love ourselv…