Boundaries for Balance

Authentic giving is done without anticipation of reward. When we expect something in return, it’s conditional and more like a trade. There’s nothing wrong with wanting something in return, it’s just not true giving. Even real giving can cause...

Balance Is Relative

What feels great to one person may be unpleasant for another. Nothing is truly objective. We can only define something in relation to a particular perspective. Your idea of good and bad, restrained and excessive may be entirely irrelevant from another’s point of...

Follow the Middle

The middle path isn’t a prescription for self-denial or boredom, it’s deep wisdom that comes from understanding the law of cause and effect. The larger the movement in one direction, the larger the reaction will eventually be in the opposite direction....

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...