Everything Is For You

It’s easy to see how situations you appreciate¬†benefit you, but the upside is trickier to find when something disturbing or unwanted happens. These are the times when it’s normal to complain and find an outsider person or force to blame. Any relief...

Your Suffering Helps No One

At any given moment, you can find tremendous suffering in the world. In fact, it dominates the air waves because tragic news sells. Being informed about what’s happening is fine, but ingesting a constant stream of almost exclusively negative news gives you a...

Making Changes

Change is constant and unavoidable. Sometimes it’s out of your control and happens in ways you don’t like. When¬†you’re the one driving change, avoid taking rash or careless action that could cause suffering for others. Any misery you create will...

Drop Your Story

There’s no reason to cling to stories about yourself or others that don’t feel good. Every situation contains within it a seed for potential transformation. Rigid adherence to critical judgments and dissatisfaction about the way things are is a choice that...

You Never Know

When something unwanted happens and you feel the urge to resist, remember that you rarely know the purpose of what’s unfolding when it’s happening. If you think of all the seeming misfortunes you’ve endured, you’ll probably note that many of...