It’s Your Container

When you realize that you’re constantly creating the world you live in, you understand how important every bit of your mental activity really is. While you can’t control the weather or the people you deal with, you are in charge of the psychological and...

Negativity Is a Habit

Negative thinking becomes a habit that over time destroys our joie de vivre. It’s like an entity that surreptitiously redirects our awareness through a highly critical filter. Once we’re in the mode of looking for what’s wrong, we naturally direct...

Pain and Suffering

Physical pain is a signal from the body prompting us to change our behavior. The mind adds layers upon layers of suffering on top of the painful physical sensations, when it starts to worry about what the pain means, how it might last forever or if it’s...

Structural Resistance

Your thoughts affect your mood, biochemistry and physiology. Preoccupation with grievances doesn’t just spoil the moment you’re in, it affects your body, contorts your face, slumps your posture and drains your energy. The habit of criticizing and...

The Truth About Thoughts

When a thought causes suffering, see if it holds up under scrutiny. Very few consternation-causing-cognitive-constructions can survive honest investigation. That’s because most of the thoughts that you think are based on notions that aren’t real. You...

Cultivating Your Garden

To thrive, flowerbeds need clean soil, the correct seeds, proper fertilization and adequate water. The same is true for cultivating the kind of life we want. Even though it seems that our thoughts, attitudes and moods are the product of the circumstances in which we...