Premature Transcendence

Sometimes our emotional reactions are so uncomfortable that we repress them, convincing ourselves that we’re ‘beyond’ them. Although we may rationalize and believe it’s true, this coping strategy simply prolongs suffering. No short cut will...

Feel Those Feelings

You can’t control the feelings that arise in you – and you shouldn’t try. You can’t even know for sure where your feelings come from. But, you can definitely control the type of thoughts you cultivate. This is vitally important because every...

How to Feel Seen and Heard

When we don’t feel emotionally ‘seen and heard’ in a relationship or particular area of our lives, we can employ varying strategies to get others to pay attention. We may be straightforward or manipulative. We may use anger or guilt, issue demands or...

Feelings

We all have feelings, but we aren’t always aware that we’re having them or don’t know how effectively process them. When fear, anger, sadness and other difficult emotions arise, we can react by denying, distracting or rationalizing. But these...

Out of the Bag

When we’re upset at someone, we may be tempted to complain about them to others. But complaining just perpetuates the vibration of discontent. Once we put that energy out into the world, it creates elementals that can continue on their own trajectory. The best...

Into the Heart

Our feelings are what guide us through life. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to them. The more we tune in and become aware of how we feel, the more we understand why we make the decisions we do. When we truly understand this, we can choose...