Drop the Fear Habit

Many of us go through life focusing on what-if scenarios that frighten us. We may tell ourselves that this fear is prudent and that it’s better to be safe than sorry. But, the consequences of regularly entertaining unwarranted fear aren’t harmless. The...

Behind the Illusion

Most of us live in a highly nuanced bubble of perception. The world we perceive is our own fabrication, fashioned by our history, programming and intrinsic temperament. Fully appreciating the beauty of life is the byproduct of equanimity. Accessing this state requires...

Fear and Stress

Decisions we make when we’re stressed or fearful rarely turn out well. The altered states of mind these emotions produce impede our ability to think clearly. The acronym ‘false evidence appearing real’ describes the perception of a mere rope as a...

The Truth About Thoughts

When a thought causes suffering, see if it holds up under scrutiny. Very few consternation-causing-cognitive-constructions can survive honest investigation. That’s because most of the thoughts that you think are based on notions that aren’t real. You...

Protect this First

When people disagree with us, the uneasiness we feel isn’t really a result of their differing opinions, it’s usually about us feeling a lack of validation. The mistaken assumption that being right is more important than feeling peaceful causes us to take...