Eliminating Should

The question isn’t whether something should or shouldn’t have happened, but rather how we want to relate to it in this moment. All past thoughts, decisions and actions were ingredients in the cosmic stew that created this moment. If we don’t like the...

The Search for Confirmation

Each of us constantly scans our environment and looks for evidence to support the ‘Truth’ of our own perceptions. Since we are all unique, it’s unlikely we’ll convince others to disregard the millions of confirmations they’ve accumulated...

Voicing Fears

Some fears that arise are just fleeting thoughts. But once you start to voice those thoughts out loud, you add energy to them. Unless you’re in immediate danger, the best thing you can do is work on the issues internally. The way to acknowledge your feelings...

Push Away Nothing

Finding something of value in every moment is possible no matter what’s going on. The more you practice, the easier it gets to find beauty in everything. Even when dealing with grief, loneliness or suffering, there’s always some benefit. When you embrace...

Curve Balls

Every now and then, life throws us curve balls. Whether they’re little surprises or truly devastating, the optimal response is often the same. Realize that there were countless factors in the past that resulted in this event that we can’t even begin to...

Witness Mode

When you’re in the midst of difficulty, drama or despair, take a step back and put the moment in perspective. Mentally distancing yourself from the fray is the easiest way to maintain balance. Witnessing with equanimity and patience is easier when you remember...