All of us at one point or another encounter a place of peace and stillness. Such places hold a certain energy. We recognize this energy when we find it.
Such radiant refuges can take the form of places, relationships, activities or even ideas or outlooks. Regardless of the form they take, radiant refuges help us cultivate tranquil awareness and deep appreciation that we then bring to others whose lives touch our own.
The author of Radiant Refuge is a graduate student in mindfulness studies. She encourages greater engagement with resources for wellbeing such as creativity, the arts, nature, trusting interaction and mindfulness (the ultimate refuge). Her long involvement with Japanese tea ceremony informs her faith in the many benefits of relational mindfulness.
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