Enjoy the intrinsic rewards of giving, like the high we get from helping others and the caring connections we build. These spiritual practices, articles, books, excerpts, quotes and more about giving from the heart will strengthen your practice of generosity, whether the kindnesses you share are monetary support, wisdom, nonjudgmental listening, or warm greetings with a smile.
Be invigorated by the spiritual nature of happiness. Books and films reflecting happiness, plus a mini-course of quotes from all spiritual traditions about happiness, offer a multidimensional understanding of its sources and effects.
Enjoy the connection of laughter with faith, prayer, and grace. These books, DVDs, quotes, excerpts, and spiritual practices offer a fresh outlook and provide many ways to appreciate laughing.
Enjoy a life of excitement and vigor by developing the skill of resilience through practice, exploring component skills that help anyone anywhere bounce back, and looking at specific skills helpful to populations most in need of special support. These practices, articles, books, excerpts, quotes, and more about rebounding and staying strong in the face of adversity can foster resilience in you, your family, and even our institutions, communities, and cities.
Read about teaching as a vocation or watch movies about idealistic teachers. These quotes from Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach and links to 18 movies about teachers encourage contemplation of how teachers live out the spiritual practices of Connections, Enthusiasm, Hospitality, Imagination, Listening, Meaning, Nurturing, Openness, Questing, Transformation, Unity, Wonder, and You.
Lift your spirit through exploring walking as a spiritual practice. It yields many dividends, such as replenishment of the soul and connection with the natural world, as well as facilitating problem-solving, self-esteem, health and healing, and heightened attention. Our resources on walking – books, excerpts, children’s books, films, prayers, quotes, and practices – can help you enjoy these benefits and others, such as encouraging dialogue and conviviality, leading to richer conversations, activating the imagination, opening the creative process, filling a devotional role, and providing peace and contentment in stressful times.
Embrace what is by making our prayers and our lives become “yes.” These articles, books, films, memes, poetry, quotes, and more about finding our way to “yes” more quickly will help you embrace the adventure of life.