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"Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye

The following poem, “Kindness,” is from Words Under the Words: Selected Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye, copyright © 1995. Reprinted with the permission of Far Corner Books, Po…

5 Questions for Mark Nepo

Diagnosed with cancer almost 30 years ago, author Mark Nepo shares his transformative healing experience in his new book Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholene…

5 Questions for Mary Oliver

Beloved poet and natural world evangelist Mary Oliver pulls the curtain for a rare glimpse behind her writing and life. Her new book of prose, Upstream, filled with gorgeous essays…

A Heart Exposed

A Heart Exposed: Talking to God with Nothing to Hide (A Book of Prayers)by Steven JamesOne of the most beautiful gifts of Steven James’s book, A Heart Exposed, is that the prayer-p…

A Light Store in the Bowery

“Some love is like a light store / you slip inside only to escape”

After the Removal of 30 Types of Plants and Animals from the Junior Dictionary

The author was inspired by the removal of words from the dictionary to make more room for technology.

Amor Fati

This issue's poetry page.

Be Yourself: Leave People-Pleasing to the Bee Gees

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the ways in which my work as an artist and my work as a yoga teacher are really just exactly the same.I do think of teaching yoga as a form of…

Best Post Ever

By Sheri RedaWe’re savvy, right? We post our thoughts on blogs, our invitations on Evite, our ideas on Facebook and Pinterest. We text, tweet, and email until we’re surprised when …

Bhagavad Gita

The Beloved Lord's Secret Love Songby Graham M. SchweigOne of the world’s most important Scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita describes itself as “the supreme secret of yoga,” and this ne…

Blackout Poetry: Creation Through Reduction

Can’t bear to put pen to paper? Start with a page that’s full of words instead of one that’s devoid of them.

Breathing: The Poetry of the Body

 We know intuitively that our state of mind will affect our breath: it comes quick and jagged when we are agitated, and smooth and slow when we are relaxed. The yogis figured …

Care of the Soul: The Spiritual Imagination

What is the role of imagination in matters of ultimate concern? This is one of the top issues in the spiritual life and certainly in religion: many religious and even spiritual peo…

Catching Up with David Whyte

On what poetry is all about

Celebrating the Journey on Graduation Day

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Composting for Your Life

It’s Spring 2012, and we just had a super full moon: The moon was closer to the earth than it’s been all year. Here in Vancouver, it’s just starting to get warm, though the cherry …

Discovering New Kin

Collecting an imaginary album, where places in nature have made their mark.

Enough Is Enough

Excerpt from the book More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us.

Every Second Something Happens

Poems for the Mind and SensesSelected by Christine San José and Bill Johnson, with illustrations by Melanie HallPoetry for children has to be the very best. It has to tickle the mi…

Film Review: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran’s The ProphetDirected by Roger AllersGKIDS There are few things in life more glorious than the sound of Liam Neeson reading lines from the great poet Gibran’s The Pr…

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