Creating Our Feelings

No matter what’s happening on the outside, it’s the story we tell ourselves about it that makes us feel the way we do on the inside. We continue to set boundaries for rude and abusive behavior, but we do it with compassion because we know that...

The Problem

Thinking something is a problem is what makes it one. In contrast, viewing what happens as the inevitable result of all that’s come before, takes you out of resistance and puts you in a frame of mind in which you can create something more to your liking. Reality...

It Used to Be Better

Do you ever look at the world and think to yourself that things used to be so much better? If so, it might be a time for you to look within. You may have the same memory bias that previous generations have been exhibiting since the beginning of time, which presents...

Different Data Set

Since we all have vastly divergent pasts, predilections, proclivities and potentialities, we can’t presume to know what’s reasonable or logical to anyone else. Judging or critiquing their choices from our vantage point makes as little sense as a giraffe...

Self-Righteousness

The less we question our own opinions, the less likely we are to consider the validity of others‘ viewpoints. Outright dismissal of others’ opinions is a dangerous pursuit. It justifies demonizing those who hold different points of view and opens the door...

Creating Peace

If you don’t like the ‘other side’ because they seem prejudiced, arrogant or narrow-minded, it doesn’t help to judge, condescend or dismiss them. Even though it’s difficult to open your heart and mind to those who have dramatically...