Personal Realities Vary

We all live in our own personal reality, perceiving the world through a unique, custom-crafted lens. Everything that passes in front of it is bent by its particular shape. We can be sure others, with their own unique lenses, don’t hear what we say exactly the...

Do Something New

If you want different results, do something different. It sounds obvious, but doing things differently isn’t always so easy. Think of some small steps you can take to incorporate into your daily life the changes you’d like to make. If you’d like to...

Lighting the Inner Flame

This time of year marks a turning point. Each successive day becomes longer and more full of light. Different philosophical traditions incorporate this expansion of daylight into their teachings in various ways, but it generally symbolizes brighter moods, happier...

Can’t Give What We Don’t Have

It feels good to be of service, but it’s important to do it in the right way. If we drain our own energy, expect something in return or try to enhance our image as a ‘good’ person, our efforts may have a detrimental impact on our own lives. The best...

Solving Problems with Others

There are many different ways to deal with relationship difficulties. Some are more effective than others. Demonizing and building a mental case against them, so we don’t have to take responsibility for the disharmony, is not an effective approach. Directly...