Self-discovery is a lifelong process of acquiring insight into oneself, consciously developing self-awareness and personal capabilities that allow us to live at deeper, richer levels of our being. It involves looking closely at our capacities, constraints, and potential in contrast to our (and others’) assumptions and expectations of ourselves, and it is often initiated by life changes that impact our sense of identity, such as the loss of a relationship or job.

The Inner Ear as Grounding

Opening the ears to careful listening is one of the primary tasks of teachers today. How can we inspire sensitivity so that the visual arts, poetry, music, and inner morality can resound within us.

Are You Using Knowledge, or Is Knowledge Using You?

Throughout life, we constantly narrate, or commentate on, everything we do, say, see, touch, smell, taste, and hear. As natural storytellers, we continuously keep the plot moving forward, sometimes missing millions of subplots that are developing on their own.

What Is Emotional Intelligence? +18 Ways to Improve It

What’s more important: IQ or emotional intelligence? If you think IQ is more important, you might be surprised at what you’ll learn in this piece. Some argue that it’s more important to our success than cognitive intelligence.

The Five Levels of Attachment

I eventually understood what she was trying to teach me—that when knowledge controls you, your beliefs control you.

How to Add More Play to Your Grown-Up Life, Even Now

Play can feel silly, unproductive and time consuming. And that’s precisely the point.

Release Limiting Beliefs to Realize Your Truest Potential

If we take the time to consistently relearn ourselves, we can reconnect to our truth every single day.

How to Go Through Life with Love in Your Heart

A Q&A with Tara Brach about offering radical compassion to yourself and others.