Pain and Suffering

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. Pain comes from a physical or emotional illness or wound. Suffering results from the stories we tell ourselves about that pain. The more we mentally loop our dissatisfaction, the more we suffer. Living in harmony...

Optimism and Pessimism

Optimism and pessimism aren’t just different attitudes, they produce very different results. Optimism positively affects our bodies and moods by influencing our level energy, stress and satisfaction. Pessimism also impacts us, but tends to dampen our mood,...

Fraction of a Second

There’s an instant after anything happens in which we choose, whether consciously or unconsciously, how we’ll react to it. When we’re unconscious, we simply respond automatically from our conditioning. If we’re conscious, we can choose to...

Anger

It’s normal for anger to arise when someone’s behavior feels rude or disrespectful. It’s also valid to let the other know how it felt in a reasonable and kind manner. This gives the ‘offender’ a chance to explain our/their actions in case...

Listen

You have an internal guidance system that knows which path is best for you. It will never steer you wrong or use fear to motivate or try to lead you away from your passions. You can access it by listening to your heart. Whatever makes you feel present, peaceful and...