Our Inner Narrative

Those who we perceive to be very successful may be stressed out and miserable. On the other hand, we may have pity for someone who’s perfectly satisfied with their life. The point is, there’s truly no objective way to measure what makes people happy. The...

Polarization

We may not be aware of how entrenched our beliefs are until we are challenged by others who disagree. We can gauge the degree of our rigidity by how threatened we feel. But, there’s no reason to feel hostile toward others with differing viewpoints. When we...

Empathy

The concept of empathy is an interesting puzzle. The dictionary definition states that empathy is the ability to understand and share¬†others’ feelings. Comprehending others’ suffering increases intimacy and creates a kinder world. However, the benefit of...

Peace with What Is

Even when it’s unwanted, we don’t have to fight against what shows up. In fact, finding a way to make it work is a form of life mastery. Reality serves us up a menu of experience, over which we have little control. What shows up can cause us to suffer or...

Patience

Positive growth and healing take time. The journey can be long and take us on detours. That’s because sometimes we need to veer ‘off track’ in order to find the right groove. As long as we keep our intention clear and stay open to the messages life...