The More of Less: Joshua Becker on Universal Benefits of Minimalism

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like,” Will Rogers famously said. Indeed, in our relentless pursuit of buying and accumulation, we have become the pack-horses of our possessions. Things are in the saddle and run our lives. Instead of bringing relief, every … Read more

Tashi and the Monk: How Lobsang Phuntsok Created a Safe Haven for Unwanted Children

Tashi and the Monk

“We survive and thrive only in an environment of concern, affection, and warmheartedness — or in a single word, compassion,” wrote the Dalai Lama in reflecting on how to live a more purposeful and meaningful life. “The essence of compassion is a desire to alleviate the suffering of others and to promote their well-being. This … Read more

The Second Self: Sherry Turkle on the Human Spirit in a Computer Culture

Woman sitting in front of the computer

“Technology catalyzes changes not only in what we do but in how we think. It changes people’s awareness of themselves, of one another, of their relationship with the world,” writes Sherry Turkle in her book The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit. “The new machine that stands behind the flashing digital signal, unlike the … Read more