There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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Forward momentum in life depends on the spirit of questing—even restlessness—within us.
When the hunger to communicate goes into overdrive—becoming a barrier rather than a connector—here’s what you need to understand about it.
Part of aliveness and authenticity is tapping into what's untamed in ourselves.
Disenchantment—disillusionment with the status quo—is critical to setting change in motion.
Passionate curiosity is related to success. So why are we so afraid of asking questions, and why is it so important to do so?
Do you fear that all your hard work isn’t making enough of a difference? Everyone's threshold of what is “enough” of a contribution to the world is different.
Circling is a powerful communication tool for being truly heard, seen, felt, known and understood.
What we seek isn't just the love of another, however soul-satisfying, but an experience of our own wholeness and sacredness; to become the person we already know ourselves to be.
Diversity & Inclusion don't just apply to the inner workings of groups and organizations. They apply—perhaps first and foremost—to the inner workings of individuals.
A Personal Perspective: It's critical to confront and edit the stories you tell yourself about who you are, and separate fact from fiction.
Emotional release is good for your mental and physical health, as long as you feel and release them, not just vent them.
A symbolic risk—a firewalking workshop, pilgrimage, ropes course, vision quest—can give you the courage to take on bigger challenges
In order to experience excitement in taking a risk, you need some danger and the belief that you're protected from it.
Shame plays a pivotal role in the loss of passion and intimacy in our lives. What's needed is an intervention.
These 20 questions will help you identify what your most valuable takeaways have been from the pandemic year.
Here's how to keep passion alive in a relationship and balance stability with novelty.
The art of “finding yourself” starts with admitting that you feel lost in both senses—owning up to it and allowing it in.
We're afraid of vulnerability, but there are vulnerabilities that are life-affirming, rather than life-threatening, that build strength rather than weakness into relationships.
The passion and love-blindness of new relationships need to be balanced with reality. Here's how to help speed up the infatuation-to-love equation in a new romance.
If you want passion in your relationships, you need the occasional partings that make the heart grow fonder. Here's how to cultivate healthy separation.
Service is as much a mindset as anything you do, a way you live, and ideally a continual responsiveness to all the small daily calls to care for the world and those in it.
Callings come not just from inside your life, but from the world outside and the turn of events. Here's how to recognize and act on them.
A collection of sage advice from spiritual teachers and philosophers about how to steer our way through the pandemic with grace and grit
Here are 20 questions to help you clarify how your own life might grow and evolve as a result of the pandemic, and what it's calling for from you.
Boredom is like a dashboard light—it's there to get your attention. But though action is often boredom's remedy, insight might be the better vaccine.
Trusting the universe depends on whether you believe it's a friendly place or not, and your willingness to stay in conversation with it.
The antidote to gravity is levity. Here's why it's so important that we find humor in the pandemic.
There are really two pandemics, one of disease and one of fear. Here's how to counteract the fear of strangers unleashed by the coronavirus.
Touch is social glue, and without it, we're in danger of becoming un-glued while we wait out the pandemic. Here's a look at the grief we may feel in literally losing touch.
The pandemic is a directive crisis, individually and collectively, a setback that can lead to a reset. Here are some of the emotional and spiritual opportunities in the crisis.
Gregg Levoy is the author of Vital Signs: The Nature and Nurture of Passion (Penguin) and Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life (Random House).