Taking It Personally

Our perspective about what’s appropriate behavior comes from our conditioning. Someone else may see the same behavior in a different light. When another’s actions rubs us the wrong way, our reaction can create a problem where no offense was intended. Once...

Not So Serious

Taking ourselves too seriously comes from an underlying insecurity. We might think we’ll appear smarter, less fallible or more worthy when we’re serious, but it’s actually just an indication that we’re dependent on a positive reflection from...

The Way to Be

Practice wanting for others what you want for yourself by being Christ-like rather than Christian, Muhammad-like rather than Muslim and Buddha-like rather than Buddhist. -Wayne Dyer. While political and religious identities can give meaning, it’s easy to become...

Cultivating Your “I Am”

The gap between your real potential and your self-perceived potential is dependent on how you feel about yourself. Your capacity to take on challenges, remain flexible, accept your humanness and express yourself authentically is initially limited by your...

Projection

When we lie, we naturally think others do, too. When we deceive, we worry that we’ll be deceived. When we constantly find fault, we fear criticism by others. The saying from childhood ‘what you say is what you are,’ is actually based on a deep truth....

Feeling Worthy

Your inherent worthiness is never in question. The fact that one out of a hundred million sperm won the race to create you confirms it. In truth, you’re no less special than anyone else and no more special either. Ironically, the desire to feel superior actually...