Beyond Our Personal Illusion

We see life through the filter of our beliefs. Our filter classifies everything in relation to our particular identity. Forgetting that we come from the same energetic source, we criticize others in order to feel different and superior. Unfortunately, when we focus on...

Who We Really Are

Basing our self-esteem on external conditions, leaves us bound for disappointment. There will always be someone who does it better, faster or smarter. What real difference does it make if we (or they) are better at something? It always feels good to improve and grow...

We Are More Than We Think

No matter how strongly we identify with our role as parent, child, sibling, professional, intellectual, artist, etc., none of these paints an even remotely complete picture of who we are. Like actors, we play many different roles. Unlike actors, we get carried away...

Egos and Judgments

Our egos love to criticize and have us believe that we’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...

Looking for Validation

Our goals change as we move through different stages in life. When we’re young, we mainly want to fit in. Later, we become preoccupied with finding our special identity through our work or skills. As we get older, we hope we’ve ‘made a...

Opinions and Identities

If others’ opinions rile you, reflect on why. Ask yourself if their perspective threatens your sense of self. Remember that no one has an unbiased, totally accurate point of view. You might be confusing your version of reality with the actual truth, which very...