Well-Being

Our personal well-being is not inextricably linked with what’s happening around us. No matter what shows up, the degree to which we accept or resist it determines our experience and level of pleasure or discontent. Every circumstance presents us with a fresh...

Imperfect Information

What if that person driving recklessly was rushing to visit their dying parent? What if that person who behaved rudely was thinking about a sick child or mate. We rarely know the reasons behind others’ actions. If we did, we’d likely be more tolerant and...

The Gift of Acceptance

When we believe that happiness is the result of getting what we want, we’re mistaken. Trying to force the world into a mold of our making isn’t just exhausting, it’s a recipe for unhappiness. Resisting something because it doesn’t meet our...

We Aren’t in Charge

A leaf doesn’t control what happens to it. Neither does the tree. It’s the life force behind both of these appearances that runs the show. Similarly, we don’t control what happens in our lives, only our experience of it. Thinking that others...

Right(eousness) Isn’t Right

Because we don’t know everything there is to know about life, it makes sense to exercise humility when thinking about what we think we know. Over time, science has repeatedly revealed errors in our previous understanding of what we considered the truth....