Ideas Versus Experience

Barring a sudden epiphany, changing your habitual emotional set point requires that you actually practice feeling the way you want to feel before it becomes your everyday reality. For example, you could read every book there is about happiness and sound like a...

Making Changes

Change is constant and unavoidable. Sometimes it’s out of your control and happens in ways you don’t like. When you’re the one driving change, avoid taking rash or careless action that could cause suffering for others. Any misery you create will...

Effective Activism

In order for any kind of positive change to occur, the consciousness of everyone involved has to evolve to the place where healthy action is predicated upon increased understanding. Condemnation and blame can’t create true change. People will continue their...

Love Heals

Even when someone’s behavior feels harmful to you, it’s rarely ever personal. What drives their actions is usually their own desire to feel good or at least better than they do. Sometimes this results in unconscious and clumsy behavior that makes others...

You’re Recycled

Energy can’t be created or destroyed, it just changes form. The force that grows a flower seed into a bud and then a full bloom is eventually released back into the soil when the plant dies. You’re just like the flower. You start as an idea, bloom into a...

Just as Soon as It Bothers You

When something in your life activates unpleasant feelings, get in the habit of reminding yourself to look for solutions. Don’t waste your time assigning blame by detailing all the various ways somebody did something wrong (even if you’re just doing it to...