To do any kind of real work requires both external and internal resources. We need resilience to face pain. We need strength to persevere through challenge. And there’s nothing quite like joy to bring resilience and strength to the heart.
As we rise up to meet the challenges of the new Presidency, our ability to care for and nourish ourselves has never been more important. At its core, mindfulness can be understood as a practice of deep, whole-hearted listening.
The path of practice is about much more than meditation. It’s about the possibility each of us has to bring forth goodness into the world with this human heart and mind; it is a cultivation of the heart.