Ian Cooper is creating mindful writing at openheartbeginnersmind.com
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I blog about spirituality, politics and (trying) to live a mindful life at openheartbeginnersmind.com.

My writing explores how we can use our everyday lives as individuals and as members of the global community as fuel for spiritual awakening. We all get knocked around, and we bump into each other more than we'd like, and that can be painful—but also a real chance to soften our hearts and see things more clearly. My belief is that if we're willing, we can let each moment strip away our illusionary sense of self so we're free to be kind, loving and peaceful. I hope my writing can contribute to that process.

I experiment with writing both longer and bite-sized essays and also publish similar work by other writers (and would like to do more of the latter). My wife is my frequent editor and constant source of inspiration.

I invite you to start reading at openheartbeginnersmind.com. If you like what we're doing, sign up to support us! If you'd like to write for us, please feel free to reach out!

Below are some specific examples of our work:

What are the limits of nonviolence?

A meditation on men and #MeToo

What I learned from wanting to kill myself

Everything we judge in other people exists in us
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I blog about spirituality, politics and (trying) to live a mindful life at openheartbeginnersmind.com.

My writing explores how we can use our everyday lives as individuals and as members of the global community as fuel for spiritual awakening. We all get knocked around, and we bump into each other more than we'd like, and that can be painful—but also a real chance to soften our hearts and see things more clearly. My belief is that if we're willing, we can let each moment strip away our illusionary sense of self so we're free to be kind, loving and peaceful. I hope my writing can contribute to that process.

I experiment with writing both longer and bite-sized essays and also publish similar work by other writers (and would like to do more of the latter). My wife is my frequent editor and constant source of inspiration.

I invite you to start reading at openheartbeginnersmind.com. If you like what we're doing, sign up to support us! If you'd like to write for us, please feel free to reach out!

Below are some specific examples of our work:

What are the limits of nonviolence?

A meditation on men and #MeToo

What I learned from wanting to kill myself

Everything we judge in other people exists in us

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