All the suffering, stress, and addiction comes from not realizing you already are what you are looking for.
Weapons of mass destruction violate more than individual lives – they cross international borders and jeopardize all people. They also drain resources that could be used instead for medicines, schools and other life-saving supplies. We must come together with even greater determination to prevent a WMD nightmare.
For me, poetry is a situation – a state of being, a way of facing life and facing history.
I decided to teach because I think that any person who studies philosophy has to be involved actively.
I love to create interesting textures with language. You can do it as long as it seems like a discovery.
I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.
The real meditation practice is how we live our lives from moment to moment to moment.
Writing can be an incredible mindfulness practice.
To be sure, American higher education is a diverse ecosystem, comprising institutions of all sizes, price tags, and mission statements.
I grew up in the southern United States in a city which at that time during the late ’40’s and early ’50’s was the most segregated city in the country, and in a sense learning how to oppose the status quo was a question of survival.