Christian Dillo on a contemporary Zen approach to awakening and what meaningful transformation actually looks like.
Poet R. B. Simon's "Shorn" is a concise self-reflective piece, in which the narrator desires to be unburdened and liberated of decades' worth of burdens.
With her poem No Name, Marsha Warren Mittman details the transition from urban to rural living, and coming to embrace and become one with new experiences.
"Seeking Stars" by Susan Coultrap-McQuin is a meditation on growing older and inhabiting the autumnal season of our lives.
With his poem My Hunger for You, Brian Yapko presents a desperate and generally unsuccessful search for God.
Shunryu Suzuki on our inability to accept the truth that we and everything around us are in a state of constant flux.
Louise Glück's essay condemns current trends of pathological optimism, as well as the tendency towards 'the pornography of scars.'
G.K. Chesterton's 'The Convert' describes the aftermath of a transition that has taken the poet from an upside-down world onto a shining white road of peace and clarity.
An ancient Buddhist teaching and sutra about the power of the call back to the truth of ourselves.
Robin Knight's poem about the foxes that inhabit his village and the very special providence in the theft - and retrieval - of a shoe.