Knowing Thyself

Humans look, think, speak and act differently. This variety makes life more challenging, but it makes it more interesting, too. It’s not the diversity that creates disharmony and conflict, but fear of difference, comparison and the insecure need to feel right or...

Fear Feeds On Itself

Fear is in the air. The pandemic, extreme natural disasters and political divisiveness have created a pervasive sense of instability. In some ways it feels like the end of the world as we know it. So many aspects of our everyday lives for which we can’t predict...

Accepting Ourselves

We’re all hardwired to learn, grow and expand our horizons. We each meet the world with unique strengths and weaknesses, which ultimately determine the direction and extent of our evolution. Comparing ourselves to others is nonsensical because our biological,...

Ultimate Freedom

There are many different forms of freedom: financial freedom, freedom of movement, freedom from pain and freedom to use our time as we please, just to name a few. As compelling as these forms of liberty are, they pale in comparison to the kind of freedom that has no...

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...

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...