The Practice of Connection

“A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. The striving to free oneself from this delusion is the one issue of true religion.” (Albert Einstein)

The power of connection, in a time of destructive egotism.

The Practice of Breathing

“At the center of our being is a point of nothingness…, a point of pure truth, …. It is like a pure diamond, blazing…. It is in everybody, and if we could see it we would see these billions of points of light coming together in the face and blaze of a sun that would make all the darkness and cruelty of life vanish completely….” (Thomas Merton)

The power of just breathing, in a time of anxiety.

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