"For many, spiritual practice represents a way to relax and a way to access peace of mind. We want to feel more calm, more focused; and with our frantic and stressful lives, who can blame us? Nevertheless, we have a responsibility to think bigger than that these days. If spiritual practice is relaxing, if it gives us some peace of mind, that’s great- but is this personal satisfaction helping us to address what’s happening in the world? The main question is, are we living in a way that adds further aggression and -self-centeredness to the mix, or are we adding some much-needed sanity?"