Updated: May 26, 2020
What we are reading this week:
Lion’s Roar‘s Jan Willis writes about practicing with the breath and the way it links all humanity together: “If one of us cannot breathe, none of us can breathe”
Inspirational words by Elie Weisel that are especially poignant given the current national climate, posted on the blog On Being this week: “We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph.”
“It’s time we apply the generational creativity we have spent updating iPhone apps towards updating our prison system.” Bill Keller asks the question, Will millennials embrace prison reform?
An artist and former political prisoner returns to teach meditation to prisoners and guards, story via NYTimes
More about the breath at Mindful: “By training to pay attention precisely and gently to the breath, coming back again and again, we cultivate a resilience that allows us to be present when difficulty and temptation arises.”