On depth and reality

GOING DEEP
Wisdom 2.0 and the Protection of the Spiritual Commons

by Darrin Drda

RealitySandwich.com

Is there a way to integrate spirituality into the workplace without limiting it's scope or rendering it meaningless? Marianne Williamson articulated strongly at Silicon Valley’s Wisdom 2.0 conference how she feels, “Only in modern America could we come up with some ersatz version of spirituality that gives us a pass on addressing the unnecessary human suffering in our midst." Drda further articulates in his blog, "real wisdom requires asking the most challenging and probing questions, the ones that disarm the ego and cut to the heart of the matter." Does this kind of spirituality fit in your workplace?

BEING HUMAN
Diagnosis: Human

by TED GUP

The New York Times

What does it mean to be human? By examining the life and death of his son, Ted Gup articulates poignantly the way the modern medical world has seemingly made being human a condition to cure. He writes, “Instead of enhancing our coping skills, we undermine them and seek shortcuts where there are none, eroding the resilience upon which each of us, at some point in our lives, must rely.” To us, this is a call to make spirituality an essential component of human development.

THRIVING THROUGH MODERATION
Why Lent Makes People Happy (and Netflix Doesn't)

by Jason Marsh and Rob Willer

Yes! Magazine

Can you find the abundance in moderation? This question is at the heart of many spiritual traditions. New research suggests our contentment is not tied to enjoying more of the pleasures we crave “but to recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”  So, as Marsh and Willer write, Lent “might actually feel pretty good in the end.” Is this surprising?