Beyond Willpower

Have you ever decided to do something only to realize a short while later that it slipped off your radar? Does it sometimes seem that no matter how much you will something to happen, life has a mind of it’s own? Will power alone is rarely sufficient to carry you...

Anxiety or Positive Anticipation?

When you look forward to a future event, you can spend your time: (a) Thinking of how well it will go, or (b) Contemplating how it could go wrong. Whichever approach you choose will determine the quality of your life leading up to and during the actual experience....

Love It

If something in your life feels less-than-satisfactory, try this technique: Appreciate whatever you can in that arena, as it is. If you want a mate, focus on what you love about being single. If your career isn’t rewarding, identify something enjoyable about it...

Microcosm and Macrocosm

Single cell organisms feel the presence of food in their vicinity and expand to encompass these nutrients in order to sustain themselves. They don’t strategize about how they’re going to hunt down a tasty meal, they just sense it out there and include it within...

Imagination Is Powerful

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” -Albert Einstein Everything begins in the mind. Unpleasant...

Trust

Life gives you what you want when you keep your mind focused on the satisfaction of having it. But, spending your time stewing about not having it, just reinforces its absence. Your attention is like fuel, don’t use it focusing on anything that’s not in...