Yes we can, the inside edition

We’ve talked a lot about different ways to listen, to try to pick your own wise voice out of the crowd of other things clamoring for our attention.

If the world were a perfectly lovely place, being able to hear that voice would be enough to enable us to move towards it. But [...]

Why bad things happen to good people

Actually, I don’t really know the answer to this, but I have heard a lot of answers, and today I want to tell you about the bravest one I’ve heard so far.

It was this weird, completely offhand thing. The person saying it was my advisor in graduate school. He is an [...]

Three things to do with fear

Find its core. This can be useful with fears of all types: it took me most of my life, for example, to learn that I wasn’t afraid of heights, but of falling. But it’s especially potent when your fear is about something more nebulous and emotional, where a specific fear can be a front for [...]