It’s Never Personal

Seeing the world through our highly subjective, personal lens is unavoidable. But, we can temper our bias by remembering that our perception of reality is limited. We can’t see the big picture from our point of view and often won’t be able to clearly...

Use Your Filter

Filters help us eliminate pollution in the air and water. Mental filters are equally important in providing relief from divisive ideas and those who spread them. Because there’s so much negative noise from the news, social media and the internet, it’s more...

Our Natural State

According to the Tao, harmony is our natural state. It’s the mind resisting what is or trying to force what isn’t that causes disharmony. The ego wants what it wants and doesn’t care what others want. It will fight to get its way. A disharmony...

Emotional Tai Chi

When others confront us, it’s common to tense up, dig in our heels and resist. If we can pause for just a moment and realize that we’ve just been presented with an opportunity to evolve our consciousness, we can respond with emotional balance. We can...

Rise to a New Level

Bumping up against others who have a different belief system is stressful. It’s difficult to keep our cool when our buttons get pushed. Automatic and impulsive reactions just fuel more disharmony. Trying to manipulate others through blame, shame and guilt is the...

Politics

When it comes to politics, we all seek and feed upon news that fits our point of view and then believe it’s the incontrovertible truth. Most of us are likely to argue with anyone who doesn’t agree with us. Politics is about taking sides and creating...