Voicing Fears

Some fears that arise are just fleeting thoughts. But once you start to voice those thoughts out loud, you add energy to them. Unless you’re in immediate danger, the best thing you can do is work on the issues internally. The way to acknowledge your feelings...

Anger Is Misguided

Our conditioning causes us to interpret everything the way we do. The unspoken rules we live by vary so much that we’re all living in different worlds. What bothers one person, rolls easily off another’s back. Even our words aren’t always heard the...

Seeking Validation

Trying to convince someone to respect you is likely to produce the opposite effect. They’ll feel your need and it’s harder to respect someone who’s pulling it from you. You can’t strategize or manipulate respect out of others, it has to come...

Healing Trauma

Emotional and physical trauma take time to heal. Distraction or denial won’t work. Neither will making the suffering part of our identity. Healing requires eliminating blame from the equation and honestly investigating our role in creating this suffering. Seeing...

Personal Insight

We construct our experience of reality moment by moment. Realizing this helps us understand the importance of dropping our attachment to anything that’s impermanent. This includes almost everything. Once we learn to stop relying on circumstances outside...