Disowned Feelings

We can see what we don’t like about ourselves by looking at our relationships. We project our lack of self-acceptance onto others and believe that they’re actually responsible for the way we feel about them. Of course, there are people we prefer to keep at...

Split Second Decision

You have a choice about the way you respond to every situation. Next time you find yourself feeling aggravated, pause before you react and just observe what’s happening inside you. Feel your feelings as sensations in your body and then look for what the situation has...

Know Thyself

Really examining your reactions to life helps you better understand yourself and others. Becoming aware of what’s going on internally, helps you see the connection between your thoughts and beliefs and what’s showing up in your life. Taking full...

Life and Death

Everything in life conforms to the natural progression of birth, growth, aging and death. Facing our mortality is not morbid. It’s actually something that breathes more life into our everyday experience. When we understand how limited this life is, it feels all...

Behind the Illusion

Most of us live in a highly nuanced bubble of perception. The world we perceive is our own fabrication, fashioned by our history, programming and intrinsic temperament. Fully appreciating the beauty of life is the byproduct of equanimity. Accessing this state requires...

This Is Peace

There are no future conditions that guarantee happiness or peace of mind. That kind of relief and well-being doesn’t magically appear when a number of external criteria are satisfied. It comes from understanding that life is created by the play of opposites,...