Judgments Take You Out

Our Identities love to criticize and believe that they’re smarter, cooler and more talented than other identities.┬áThis is a temporary pleasure because these superficial, referential reflections of ourselves separate us from the truth of our connection. They...

Life: Just Doing Its Thing

News travels faster than ever before. You can live in absolute peace while hearing constantly about tragedies engulfing other parts of the world. There’s so much information about the bad stuff happening that you might miss the fact that humanity is more...

What If You Changed Your Mind?

Think of some element in your life that’s bugging you right now. It could be an issue with a friend, work, finances or health. Do you feel bad when you think about it? Do you blame yourself (or somebody else) for the situation? What if you decided right now that...

The Hubris of Judgment

The idea that you could meaningfully compare the intrinsic worth of one person with that of another simply by considering a few factors, is preposterous. Even though some people may not ever achieve conventionally defined success, you can’t possibly know how...

Discern, Don’t Condem

It’s essential to decipher what’s safe, desirable, unpleasant or even dangerous in this diverse and challenging world. Learning to interpret what you see and chart an intelligent course of action is part of living skillfully. Critically judging and...