The Courage To Endure

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The choice to find meaning in suffering is one of our greatest opportunities. This requires courage. This requires fortitude. This requires endurance.

The Universe as Cosmic Enabler

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We’re all here today because of mistakes we didn’t pay for. We’ve all dodged a thousand bullets to get to where we are today. And if we’re around next year, it’ll be because we dodged dozens more.

Finding Value in the Pain of Your Divorce

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Katie Vessel says you have to feel the hurt of divorce to learn—and heal—from it.

The Worst Part of Being a Parent

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Quote from Richard Ford’s “Independence Day”.

The Painful Beauty of Impermanence

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If we remember the impermanence of life, perhaps we could appreciate its gentle passing with as much appreciation as a cherry blossom.

From Atheism to a Kind of Faith

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Ty Phillips shares a short tale of finding grace.

Everything You Need To Know To Be Happy (Even After A Near Death Car Accident)

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Ira Israel was asked how he learned everything he knows about happiness. This is his vulnerable and inspiring answer.

Five Essential Skills for a Life Well-Lived

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There are no do-overs so we may as well get the most out of this ride called life –here are five skills that may help you do just that… – – – As far as any of us know we only get one go-around in this thing called life. There are no do-overs once we […]

Stay With the Pain, Don’t Shut It Out

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Not all of Tyler Durden’s advice in Fight Club was sound, but this piece has merit.

From Bouncer to Buddhist—a Journey Towards Peace

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Ty Phillips didn’t think twice about violence, until he started thinking seriously about it. Then everything changed.

The One Secret to Feeling Totally Alive

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The way to feel totally alive is actually quite simple (but not necessarily easy) and it boils down to making just one choice…

Is Compassion Really the New Cool?

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The drive to show “masculine compassion” misses the point about human struggle.

A History of Violence

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Alex Gallo-Brown reflects on one man’s acts of violence, and the impact they have had on his life.

Suffering, Sorrow, and Being Nine Years-Old

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Derek Penwell was nine years old when friend of his was badly burned. And it caused him to think about how we witness one another’s pain.

The Greatest Lie Ever Told: Pain, Masculinity & the Spiritual Path

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Ryan Kuja makes an inquiry into the connections between spiritual and emotional suffering and our path to transformation.

Psychology and the Chance of Bringing Peace to Syria

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With 100,000 people killed and 10 million displaced, is there hope for peace in Syria? Yes. But only if we can overcome the self-defeating psychology of revenge.