Downside of Defensiveness

Defensiveness is a byproduct of feeling that people see our behavior differently than we want them to. Unfortunately, it results in a lack of receptivity to the feedback being offered. The practice of checking this knee-jerk reaction and instead opening to what people...

Loose, Natural and Relaxed

There’s an unfathomable number of intricate factors that interact to create the world we live in. We can make plans, exert effort and try our best to bend reality in our desired direction, but we’ll inevitably experience only intermittent success. Knowing...

Tool #11

Tool #11: ¬†Beginner’s mind. Whether you’re learning something new or feel like you’re in a rut and not growing, beginner’s mind is the best way to approach the situation. Looking at things as if you’re seeing them for the first time can...

Creating a Brighter Future

The only way to ensure a happier future is to grow your own self-awareness. You can get into shape, make millions, travel the world or manifest any material condition you can think of, but it won’t matter if your consciousness is clogged with resentment, anger,...

What Do We Know?

We see life from such a limited perspective that we can’t know if what we think should happen would really be best. Reflecting back on our failures and losses we often see how fortunate we were that what we thought should happen, didn’t. Some of our...

Shifting Truth

The degree to which the latest ‘scientific’ information¬†flip-flops regarding healthy lifestyle practices is astounding. One year eggs and chocolate are bad for you, the next they’re not. The fact is, science not only regularly changes its findings on...