The Amazing Present

The circumstances of each moment are always neutral until we assign meaning to them. We decide whether something meets our expectations, conforms to our sense of reality, whether it foretells good or is an ominous signal of a troubled future. It’s difficult for...

The Big Mirror

The world we see is a reflection of our internal world. Things that aggravate us are simply aspects of ourselves that are being mirrored back. Others may gaze upon the same situation or behavior and have an entirely different response. Of course we’re more...

Suspend Judgment

We’re hardwired to monitor our surroundings for danger. Since we’re rarely under threat of real physical harm, this instinctual tendency to protect ourselves often results in unnecessary judgment, superfluous suspicion and needless negativity. The solution...

Let Life Surprise You

Most of us assume that we know what’s going on. We’re opinionated about what’s right and wrong and how things should be. In truth, we see a very small sliver of the big picture. Hardships turn out to be lessons, missteps result in serendipitous...

Setting the Tone

We bring out different aspects in one another, depending on our history, habits and belief systems. If we judge others, they feel it and act accordingly. Our judgments are really about us because we’re usually just projecting our fears, aspirations and...

Different People, Different Standards

In light of the fact that people have different biological predispositions and physiological abilities and constraints, it’s no wonder that we have different capacities and perceptions. Considering each of us travels through a totally unique tunnel of training,...