Roshi Joan Halifax is a force of nature and her powerful new book, Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet (out May 1) promises to open many minds, and hearts, to what compassion truly means, and why it’s so necessary for conscious activism in the world—without burnout. We talked recently in Costa Rica about Standing At the Edge, and the urgent need for self-care on the path of repairing, and loving, the world.
I’m excited about my new seven-week live web class, Creating an Authentic and Meaningful Life: Self-Inquiry as a Path to Wholeness, starting January 30. In this live web class, we’ll use the ancient practice of self-inquiry through writing to explore themes surrounding authenticity and meaning to show you the power of this work to illuminate blockages that keep you from living a meaningful and authentic life. More info & registration.
Check out my latest piece on Mother Meera posted on Arianna Huffington’s new website, Thrive Global, whose mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, and purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology. Read it here.
I’m excited that Mother of the Unseen World is coming out next month! It’s the mysterious story of Mother Meera — the most powerful spiritual presence I’ve encountered — and her profound effect on the hundreds of thousands of people (including myself) who visit her each year.
Mother Meera is not a guru. Continue reading
It was such a pleasure speaking to the British filmmaker, Magda Pniewska, for her inspirational new video series, How Do You Live? Magda asked me to talk about personal adversity, and how it is that life’s greatest challenges sometimes wake us up to our true potential. We discussed the power of gratitude and the virtues of surrender in the face of the unknown. Here is a link to our interview. I hope you enjoy it.