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Ask Me No Questions, I Tell You No Lies

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Being Human, Bang for Your Buck

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Help! Meditation Madness

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Have you ever asked, what’s the most amazing thing in the world? Is it the beauty of nature, a meaningful connection, Egyptian pyramids, or simply the miracle of life itself? Once, a great king was asked this very question. Closing his eyes in deep contemplation, the king responded: “The most amazing thing is that although …

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“If there’s one thing I know, it’s that no one knows. . . . I mean, really, . . . no one knows anything for certain. . . .” Allow me to try and convince you that a monstrous exasperation has swallowed up your life. Deep within, you are frustrated, disappointed with the major dramas, …

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Could there be anything worse than not getting enough “bang for your buck”? Hell no! As we devotedly surf the net for sacred product reviews, trusted comparisons, and precious price-beating info, we are sure that meaning, peace, and fulfilment will follow as we speed toward the goal of life, one purchase at a time. But …

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“I know what I need. I know what I want,” you tell yourself. You trust your desires, and following them you hope to ride into the sunset—another happy ending. Or is it? Could you be miswanting? According to psychology professor Daniel Gilbert, people mistake how much happiness they will gain from achieving what they desire; …

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When I was in high school I had a good friend for telling a great story. She was just the type of person who was always in the right spot at the right time to see the action. She would go away for the weekend and return with tales of police raids at her friend’s …

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Waiting by a windowFeeling down and blueAll because I haven’t heard from you . . .And then my mama said . . .   “How are you going to get respect—when you haven’t begun to meditate yet!” Stalking you, the meditation evangelists apparently have incarnated everywhere. At the workplace, boardroom, yoga class, university campus, family …

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“Look in the mirror. Look at yourself.” Our teacher, in sports-bra and hotpants, directs the sweating heap of bodies flushed red in the ultra-heated room. I don’t often practise hot yoga, but once a year (usually in winter) I get the idea that it will help my body loosen up and shake off its winter …

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I’m on my knees on the floor of a temple in Guayaquil, on the tropical coast of Ecuador. It’s well past midnight, and the other residents of the temple sleep fitfully in the heat. The temple windows lost their panes years ago and through them dust from the street and latenight salsa music from the …

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