Breathing, Curiosity and Blame: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (Oct. 19-23), we examined why moments of boredom are profoundly beneficial, how blame can make serious crises all the more difficult to solve, what it takes to “go public” with your political beliefs, what secular students seek by formally studying religious traditions… and more. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.


BoredomCreativity.620Beyond Bored: Entering the Soul of Creativity – Adam Lavitt

Recently, I introduced meditation to my high school spirituality class. I joined them, closing my eyes, peeking to see how people were doing connecting with their breath. The second time I opened my eyes, I noticed more than one student… READ MORE


FourFingersBlame.620RectangleA Good Point About Shifting Blame – Michael Knopf

Over the past few weeks, Arab terrorists have launched a wave of bloody violence against Jewish Israelis. Of course, this recent violence did not erupt devoid of context. Decades of moral failings on both sides of the conflict have indeed created fertile conditions… READ MORE


Political IdentityGoing Public with Your Political Beliefs – Brad Hirschfield

With hotly contested debates and elections in the news, I recommend this piece on The Wisdom Daily about the secret ballot, reminding us that in a political culture of bumper stickers and soundbites, stepping back might make us more than just smarter voters… READ MORE


SarahSilvermanPurpleScarf.620Intelligence, Simplicity and More: Must-Read Links – TWD

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics this week include Sarah Silverman’s candor about weathering depression, the far-reaching resonance of Bob Marley’s music, the lessons learned by… READ MORE


NonesReligion.Recipe.620What ‘Nones’ Know About Religion: There’s No Perfect Recipe – Brad Hirschfield

What’s the fastest growing category of religious affiliation in the U.S.? The answer is “None,” the catch-all term for those who, when asked to identify with a religion… READ MORE



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