Giving and Receiving

Some find it more difficult to receive than to give because they feel indebted. Others find it more difficult to give because they don’t realize the truth that the¬†energy you put out automatically finds it’s way back to you. When you understand the...

De-Identification

We aren’t our moods, bodies, accomplishments or past. We contain these elements but we’re much more expansive. When we view our life from this grander point of view, it’s easier to tolerate unwanted fluctuations in mood and circumstance. Holding...

The Balancing Act

Just as corresponding muscles in the body need to be equally strong to avoid painful imbalances, our work/rest/play ratio needs to be balanced to optimize our well-being. It’s common to believe that work is the most important part of life, but overdoing anything...

More Isn’t Necessarily Better

The modern world seems biased in favor of greater quantity, but there are many aspects of life for which more isn’t necessarily better. Adequate nourishment is critical for survival, but overeating can make you sick and eventually obese. Exercise is vital for...

Our Focus Creates

There is always a balance of what might be perceived as good and bad in the world. In fact, it’s the interplay of these opposites that motivates us to seek change and work for progress. Without these opposing forces, our preferences would be unclear. After all,...

Baseline Balance

With a little effort, you can develop a perspective that enables you to weather difficulties without losing your poise. You can achieve this internal balance through the practice of moderation. This discipline allows you to enjoy a broad spectrum of activities in life...