Dissonance Vs. Peace

When we act out of alignment with our beliefs, we threaten our psychological, emotional and physical health. Though society offers plenty of instructions for proper behavior, nothing matters as much as our internal compass. When we act inconsistently with our values,...

Witness the Fear

Fear arises when we think we’ll lose something we’re attached to. Whether it’s our health, career, appearance, money or a relationship, just the thought of losing these can provoke a form of identity crisis. But we aren’t any of these things....

Perfect As Is

The wealthy comprehend it, the famous understand it and powerful people can confirm it — nothing you have or do will make you happy if you’re not already okay inside. All the comfort, attention and goodies in the world can’t erase inner suffering....

The Ego and You

Pent up feelings simmer and become more bothersome with time. Catching unpleasant reactions as soon as they happen is the key to keeping yourself emotionally healthy. It requires just an instant of awareness to stop your mind from compiling a list of what...

Beyond the Chatter

Above the clouds, fog and rain there’s a limitless expanse of crystal clear, blue sky. Beneath the layers of thoughts, worries and fears, there’s a place in your mind that’s still, calm and quiet. Just as you can fly above the clouds and find blue...

The Prison of Preference

Imagine holding your preferences lightly, affording yourself the ability to see with equanimity. If this notion makes you feel like you’d just disappear, fear not. You won’t cease to exist without your preferences, you’ll just be more closely aligned...