Relationship Doldrums

When a relationship gets boring, it may mean that we just need to go deeper in rather than out. Relating on a superficial level eventually becomes dull or even worse. Though it can be frightening, little is more satisfying than expressing ourselves truthfully and...

Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect is the notion that small events can have far reaching consequences. Whatever your status, all your actions contribute to the creation of this world in a manner far more profound than you might imagine. That’s why it’s crucial to treat...

Like a Beginner

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s there are few.” Suzuki Roshi. Most of us want to be ‘the one who knows,’ but being curious, fresh and open to learning is how we feel more alive NOW. When we let...

Worry Interferes with Presence

Most worry is related to attachment. We’re concerned about our health, loved ones or possessions. But only in the most exceptional circumstances is this fear in reaction to what’s actually happening in this moment. If something does show up, we’ll...

Gratitude Aligns You

If your mind is distracting you from being fully present and appreciating the moment you’re in, it isn’t just annoying, it’s stealing your life. Each second that you worry or bemoan what is, you lose. You load your consciousness with dissatisfaction...