Independence Day

Different countries celebrate the dates they gained liberty from colonialism or tyranny. But there’s another kind of liberty that delivers an even greater feeling of well-being: freedom from dependence on external conditions for our own happiness. This freedom...

Internal Vacation

You can take a vacation from the stress of your everyday life without fear of losing your competitive edge by grounding yourself in three types of awareness: 1) Your intrinsic value as a human being does not depend on what you do or how others perceive you; 2)...

Protect this First

When people disagree with us, the uneasiness we feel isn’t really a result of their differing opinions, it’s usually about us feeling a lack of validation. The mistaken assumption that being right is more important than feeling peaceful causes us to take...

Don’t Trip

Stressing yourself out does little good. It actually does harm to you and those who feel your energy. When you’re stressed, you don’t think as clearly as when you’re relaxed and calm. Stress creates an anxious vibration that attracts, like every kind...

War and Peace

If you’re focused on controversial subjects and preoccupied with who’s right and who’s wrong — you’re at war. Though you may appear calm from the outside, fixing your attention on turmoil and arguing hypotheticals until you’re...

Transitory Satisfaction

Achieving goals is satisfying — briefly. Then new circumstances become routine and give birth to future rounds of objectives and desires, each of which brings new challenges, stresses and suffering. This encourages positive growth and evolution beyond the...