Refracted Light

Just as the facets of a prism refract light differently, every person sees a unique reflection of the world and projects a unique movie. Though some of us have similar points of view, there’s still an incredibly wide gulf between our individual experiences of...

Awake From Sleep

Many humans believe that life is happening to them. They think the ability to control their experience is beyond their capacity. While it is true that much is beyond our control, we do have power over the most important factor governing our quality of life: our...

The Limitation of Labeling

The mind constantly organizes its perceptions in order to make sense of a complex world. It condenses massive quantities of information into classes and categories. But when we label what we see, we’re projecting what we expect instead of actually...

Pure Awareness

Most of us are so identified with our thinking that we don’t realize where it comes from. By sitting quietly and noticing the gap between our thoughts, we discover that they arise out of a spaciousness within us that is essentially unlimited, pure potential....

Fresh and Free

Most of us are so caught up in our ego-driven stories that we forget who we really are. Our dichotomies of right/wrong and good/bad keep us locked in self-created delusions that can last a lifetime. As we become more conscious of the patterns of our thoughts and the...

The Only Permanent Possession

Everything in this world is impermanent — including us. The one thing that can help us navigate through the vicissitudes of life is a healthy mind. If we want an enjoyable and rewarding life, ensuring our mind is balanced and healthy ought to be our primary...