Who You Aren’t

It doesn’t really matter who you know, what you’ve accomplished or how much you’ve acquired. Your beauty, prowess and even your intelligence wane over time. Clinging to these superficial characteristics as if they hold real meaning will leave you...

What Makes Us Shine

Basing our sense of self exclusively on things like our looks, bank balance or success will take us on a lonely and ultimately empty journey. These things may open doors and bring temporary gratification, but they’ll never deliver true satisfaction....

Trusting Yourself

Living in alignment with your own beliefs has inherent benefits. When you act in accordance with what feels right, you live in integrity. You comfortably forego the inner conflict that arises when your behavior is inconsistent with your beliefs. This cognitive harmony...

Unconditional Integrity

Integrity means that your values don’t change according to what suits your preferences at the time. It means you adhere to your core principles even when it’s inconvenient or unpleasant. Despite those occasional moments of discomfort, living in tune with...

Internal Conflict

Sometimes we’re conflicted because we want to do something, but it’s not in alignment with our values. We indecisively weigh costs and benefits, trying to determine what’s best for us without finding the resolution we seek. There’s a very...

What Is Right Action?

Everybody evaluates their own behavior according to their internal standards. Acting inconsistently with this code is self-destructive because it causes cognitive dissonance that creates side effects of psychological and emotional discomfort. Right action...