Mark Matousek, Author at Contemplative Journal

Author: Mark Matousek

Your Secret Life: Why Every Life Needs Secrets for Awakening

Every Life Holds Secrets   Every life is a patchwork of secrets, half-truths, evasions, shams and disguises. The most authentic among us have hidden compartments, shadowy corners, and taboo behaviors we keep under wraps for fear of destroying our public image.   I know a wonderful Buddhist teacher who...

A Mother’s Gaze: How Mothers Affect Our Inner Growth

You learn the world from your mother's face. The mother's eyes, especially, are a child's refuge, the mirror where children confirm their existence. From the doting reflection of its mother's eyes, a baby draws its earliest, wordless lessons about connection, care, and love. And about...