Being Seen

Much of what we do is directed toward getting approval from others.There’s something very basic about the human desire to be recognized and accepted for who we are. Since this universal desire is so fundamental to our sense of security, we can offer tremendous...

Pause…Remember…Open

It’s rare to perceive the world from anything but our self-centered point of view. However, it’s possible to remember that we see through a particular angle, lens and experience that is just as skewed as others’ are. When we understand that our...

How

When we have a desire, the first question that arises is how to go about achieving it. Often the way forward is not readily apparent. We might even become frustrated if we believe we have to figure it out ourselves, now. This might lead to disorganized, poorly thought...

Default Acceptance

We’ve all had the experience of suspecting others of devious intentions only to later find out we were mistaken. Giving people the benefit of doubt creates a kinder world. When others feel accepted, they don’t feel the need to defend or prove their...

One Mind

Our thoughts are not as private as we think. We appear to be separate, but we’re as connected to one another as are waves arising out of the ocean. Whether or not others are conscious of it, our joy contributes to their happiness and our negativity weighs on...