Useful Reflections

Our interactions with others are based on the way we perceive them. If we view them as difficult, angry, intolerant, unreasonable or threatening, our experiences with them are likely to validate our expectations. However, if we view them as potential collaborators,...

People We Don’t Like

Whether we realize it or not, people who push our buttons or aggravate us are actually doing us a favor, if we’re willing to hear the message. They are (unintentionally) showing us parts of ourselves that we can’t or don’t want to see. If we...

Judgment and Tolerance

Every person is equal, but we aren’t born with equal ability, intelligence or privilege. What’s obvious to one may not even be noticed by another. Because we can’t know how life feels emotionally, mentally or physically to others, judging them from...

Through the Looking Filter

The thoughts we cultivate about others have relatively little to do with who they really are. We’re seeing them through a filter of condition. Others will see them differently, based on their programming. What one finds distasteful, another may find delightful....

Our Perspective

Positive thinking is often condemned as na├»ve or even dangerous. It’s judged as a voluntary obliviousness designed to avoid pain and suffering. However, believing that only realists see the world as it actually is, fails to recognize that we only see a tiny...

Get Rid of Resistance

Small objections to everyday events can take their toll and begin to weigh heavily upon us. Critiquing others’ driving styles, speech patterns or physical habits negatively impacts our bodies and deteriorates our experience. Our critical narratives affect us...