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WORDS CHANGE US: THIS IS WATER by David Foster Wallace creative nonfiction spirituality transformation yoga Jan 23, 2021

Tonight's WORDS CHANGE US comes from "This Is Water" by the late David Foster Wallace. I think these words speak for themselves. What do you worship?

"Here's something else that's weird but true: in the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such...

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WORDS CHANGE US: Living the Questions and Rilke book writing coach poetry rilke transformation Jan 23, 2021

Today's THESE WORDS CHANGED ME come from Austrian poet Ranier Maria Rilke, whose name I always butcher when I say it out loud.
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very...

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A Middle-Aged Journalist Grows Up to Be a Yoga Teacher spirituality transformation yoga May 22, 2020

Last February, a few weeks after my 51st birthday and on the twisting road to becoming a middle-aged yoga instructor, I skulked through the orange-themed lobby at a Boulder, Colorado, yoga studio. Past the racks of Lululemon yoga pants and T-shirts that read “Spiritual Gangster,” I...

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How to Be a Spiritual Finder Rather Than a Perpetual Seeker spirituality transformation travel May 22, 2020

Transformation is hard. It takes work to break old habits and create new ones. We must stay diligent at “doing the work.” Yoga, meditation, self-inquiry, and therapy are methods that, when practiced regularly, can lead us back to our true selves. But I’ve learned that there are...

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