The Bell

The Buddhist monks around Thich Nhat Hanh have a custom in their Plum Village Monastery in Southern France. Every once in a while, a bell is struck1 in order to remind everybody to stop whatever they were doing, and back-pedal for a minute. Books are closed. Lunch is stopped. Discussions fall silent. Labor is put… Continue reading The Bell

Your Life, Your Pace, Your Rules

Recently, Abubakar Jamil asked me to write about the life lessons I learned so far, in order to contribute to a huge series he is hosting on the topic. While I feel a bit too young to look back in retrospect and share the ultimate wisdom, there are some lessons I have learned that will… Continue reading Your Life, Your Pace, Your Rules