Best Laid Plans

Life sometimes gets in the way of even the best laid plans. Our desires and intentions aren’t always in alignment with the trajectory of reality that results from everything that’s preceded this moment.┬áIt’s normal to feel disheartened or...

Embracing What Is

It may seem to some that accepting what happens in the moment means we condone what we don’t like. They may feel we need to resist what feels wrong and fight for what we want. Not doing so will cause us to lose our edge and make us lazy. But this would be a...

Gifts in the Present

Life is a series of separate moments strung together that appear as time. But nothing happens outside of the present moment. Many moments slip away without our notice because we’re lost in thoughts about the past or the future. The present moment is full beyond...

Authenticity Is Awesome

It’s so natural to want to be liked that it’s tempting to try to please everyone all the time. But that’s an impossible mission. We can’t even be sure what others want from us, so trying to figure out how to make everyone around us happy is a...

Holding Opposites

The inability to recognize the validity of opposing points of view causes us to struggle, perpetually fighting against the details of everyday life that don’t conform with our perspective. Once we can calmly consider a contradictory perspective, without needing...