“I love mystery stories and so, decades ago, I wrote one. My agent told me that the book would make rich if only I changed a little bit. … So I rewrote it. And rewrote it. And still I try occasionally to make that story work. Reading a great mystery can make it seem so easy to write one, and the process of writing can be a fine adventure. But the only thing that’s easy is getting lost—and the lack of resolution remains frustrating.”
The letter from the editor kicks off each issue and helps set the tone for the magazine. Over the next few issues, members of the S&H team will be writing the letter. In this issue, our Creative Director Sandra Salamony explores the world of the birds and the bees.
S&H's Stephen Kiesling sat down with Tara Brach, founder and senior teacher of the Insight Meditation Center of Washington and author of Radical Acceptance, to explore her RAIN practice: Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture.
Is anything better than waking up refreshed? Are you unable to answer that question because you don’t remember what waking up refreshed feels like? We can relate. Read on if you or anyone you love needs tips on how to get a good night's sleep.
"This is a challenging time worldwide, yet I have great faith that our spiritual communities can become true refuges of love, integrity, and compassion. We can focus on what connects all of us, with honesty at the forefront. Until recently, not many spiritually based organizations had even thought about inclusivity or multiculturalism, or even talked about racism. This has been a facet of the diamond of spiritual life left unpolished for many years."