Directing Awareness

Many of the external details of our world show up without us inviting them into our lives. But fighting against the stuff we don’t like only makes it grow in our awareness. It takes more of our time, downgrades our energy and detracts attention from everything...

Find Something to Like

Imagine perfecting the skill of finding something you can feel grateful for in any moment and in any situation. This appreciation could even be the recognition of what it is you don’t like. Because nothing exists without its opposite, this can help to further...

Focusing Your Binoculars

When we use binoculars, we point them in a certain direction and adjust the lenses so that the particular thing we’re interested in comes into focus. The other parts of the landscape that don’t interest us fade into the background. This is a precise...

The Path Unknown

The inevitable yet unexpected twists and turns of life can activate fear and throw us off balance. Even though we never know what life has in store for us, what does show up is likely to be in alignment with our vibration. Fortunately, if we trust that whatever life...

The Real Prize

The real prize in life is not what you get at the end of a project. It’s not the moment you win,┬ácapture the award, receive the bonus or graduate with honors. The best reward in life is one that is always available to you because it lies in the process....

Bifurcated Attention

Sometimes the desire to do well can actually interfere with our performance. For instance, while singing or delivering a talk, we can become so nervous that our voice shakes and we may even forget our place in the song or speech. When our attention is split between...