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...

Transparency

Imagine living your life with total transparency. Think of the things you don’t want others to know about you. Why might you feel like hiding these aspects? Perhaps you feel shame, fear of negative feedback or even worse. Or maybe you have been projecting an...

Times of Trouble

This troubled time of extreme ideological division is an opportunity to up our game and develop a habit of acting kindly to everyone, regardless of how divergent their political perspective may be from our own. While it’s the norm (encouraged by people making...

Behind the Desire

What drives all our desires is the feeling we think they will bring. We want that mate, possession, vacation,¬†qualification or title because we think it will make us feel a certain way. Whether it’s love, fulfillment, self-confidence, achievements or justice,...