Yin and Yang

The yin/yang symbol depicts two opposing yet interdependent forces that can’t exist without each other, just like a shadow can’t exist without the light. As one aspect reaches its peak, it naturally begins to transform into its opposite, like day into...

Emotional Balance

Having both positive and negative emotional reactions to people and circumstances in our lives is normal and healthy. The habit of turning those feelings into elaborate stories that make others wrong in order to get attention and sympathy isn’t. Arguing a court...

Make It Better

It’s possible to make the world a better place while making our own lives better, too. We do it by being present with our attention, generous with our time and resources and intentional about cultivating joy. Consciously choosing to show up this way...

Mastering the Ego

Large and untamed egos drive us relentlessly with incessant demands for recognition and affirmation. These overdeveloped, hungry ghosts are never satisfied. They need to dominate and feed on favorable comparisons. Underdeveloped egos are fearful and insecure. They...

Negative Talk

Talking negatively about others often indicates a low mood or a lack of self-acceptance. It’s common to unconsciously project onto others the very things we don’t accept in ourselves. It’s healthy to notice when we’re criticizing others and use...