Our “I Am”

Sages throughout the ages have used the expression “I Am” as a shorthand to describe, not only our personal state of consciousness, but our entire self-conception. It’s more than our identity, it’s the net result of our conditioning as...

On Defensiveness

Defensiveness is a reaction to the idea that someone doesn’t see us in the way we wish to be seen. It’s a sign that we place too much emphasis on others’ opinions. But, feeling good about ourselves is always an inside job. In fact, self love is the...

We Create Our Feelings

No one else is responsible for our feelings – they’re generated from within. When we feel taken advantage of, but don’t stick up for ourselves or set boundaries, we’re actually upset at ourselves (subconsciously). If we’re criticized about something,...

Number One

We all face many demands each day from family, friends, work and just keeping up with the everyday activity of our lives. When we make it a priority to take care of our own emotional, mental and physical needs, we’re prepared to handle all the other calls for...

Relationship Rule

There are few absolute rules that apply to all relationships, but this one is undeniable: A good relationship with another is only possible when we have a good relationship with ourselves. We generally treat our partners the same way we treat ourselves. Without...