Phases of Life

As we age and mature, we get better at some things and less capable at others. Clinging to the trappings of our youth is sure to cause suffering and lead to unwise choices. No stage of life is better or worse than any other. Full appreciation requires us to find the...

Wisdom Trumps Anger

Meeting anger with anger just makes more angry people. Anger can be a motivating force, but it’s not a wise emotion to act from. The way we respond to others often says more about us than it does them. When we spew disgust or disdain at others for bad behavior,...

Tap Your Wisdom

If you’re worried, stressed or anxious, you probably don’t need advice from someone else. You just need to tap into your own wisdom. It’s the same wisdom that enables you to appreciate sage advice from others. The reason you recognize good advice when you hear...

Experience Brings Wisdom

There’s a gap between what we think we know and what we actually know. Most knowledge about people, history and philosophy is second-hand information filtered through the inevitably biased programming of every person who contributed to that information on...

Magical Thinking

The definition of Magical thinking is attributing a causal or synchronistic relationship between events, which seemingly cannot be justified by reason and observation. It’s used pejoratively by those who consider themselves rational and scientific. Though new...

Trusting Instincts

We already know the answers to most of the questions that we ponder. But many of us haven’t fully honed our ability to access our wisdom at will. When we’re unsure of what to do, we can quiet our mind and notice the energy in our body. We don’t need...