When It Doesn’t Work Out

When something doesn’t work out the way we think it should, it’s not a mistake or failure. It just means the Universe has something better in mind. While we do need to honor any feelings of disappointment, wallowing in it can lead to getting so stuck in...

No Need to Suffer

Doing things because we think we should often results in substandard outcomes. Conversely, doing what we love feels good, so we usually do it well. We may not necessarily make as much money or reap as much recognition doing what we love, but being happy means we...

Suspicion Is Self-Reinforcing

When we’re feeling fearful, our minds find no shortage of evidence to attach our feelings to and confirm our suspicions. We interpret incoming information and the behavior of others so it fits with our pre-existing perceptions. This changes our attitude and...

Trust in Yourself

The path to peace in the present moment requires trust in yourself. Placing your trust in others creates a dependency and opportunity for disappointment. Not because they’re undependable or unreliable, but rather because you are the only one who will always be...

Unexpected Surprises

When we encounter the unexpected and unwanted, it’s wise to take a moment to feel our emotional reaction. Once we’ve fully felt those feelings, we can investigate the situation with curiosity and look for how the new situation may actually be beneficial....

Stretch and Relax

When you stretch yourself by taking risks and trusting, life supports you and pulls you forward. When you relax in your comfort zone, life supports that, too. Stretching and relaxing are both necessary. Without alternating, you’ll either burn out or begin to...