Apples and Oranges

There’s no need to create suffering by engaging in counter-productive habits like comparing ourselves with others. Comparison rarely accounts for all the relevant variables. That means we’re comparing things that are different, like apples and oranges. If...

Motivation Indication

We can assess our level of authenticity by looking at our motivation for taking action. Are we acting from a genuine internal desire or are we trying to gain the attention and approval of others? Naturally, making a good impression on others can have a real impact on...

Transparency

Imagine if you had nothing to hide because you love and accept yourself so completely that you are comfortable with everyone knowing everything about you. Imagine totally trusting life to deliver exactly what you need and never worrying about others trying to take...

On Not Knowing

Life doesn’t always unfold in expected ways. It sometimes brings circumstances to us that cause us to wonder about the right response. Our job is not to always know the answers, but to know how to formulate the right questions. In fact, our most important duty...

The Desire to Be Liked

Our desire to be liked can cause us to say and do things that aren’t in alignment with the way we really feel. While we don’t need to blurt out every silent musing, speaking and acting inĀ  alignment with our values, helps us maintain healthy relationships...

Sincerity

Sincerity is a hallmark of integrity. Expressing ourselves in alignment with our beliefs frees us from the complications of inauthenticity. We don’t need to create different stories for different people. We don’t try to create the impression in...