I think a lot about training the mind when it meets difficulty, stress, the urge to procrastinate, anger, pain, uncertainty, discomfort. And here’s the secret I’ve learned: what most people take to be bad news is actually the good news. Let’s take the example of Greg … he wants to start meditating, so he commits himself … Continue reading Change Seems Difficult and That Is Good
I’ve found that if we can create a connection between our daily actions and our deeper purpose in life, then each day will be incredibly fulfilling. Unfortunately most people haven’t found their “deeper purpose” in life, and many don’t even believe they have one. That’s OK, but if you’re one of those who would like to create … Continue reading Deeper Purpose
Many of us have something that we’d like to change in our lives, but it can be pretty difficult to overcome addictions or strong urges. The things we want to quit, and the urges we want to overcome, can span a pretty wide gamut: Addictions like drugs, alcohol, smoking, gambling or food Video games, Internet … Continue reading Mindfully Coping with Urges & Addictions
" The mind is Everything. What you think, you become." - Buddha
Net-worth: Your assets minus your debts. Self-worth: The quality of being worthy of esteem or respect. In our material possession obsessed society we love to compare ourselves to others. Perhaps it is human nature. Unfortunately because we can only compare the things that we can objectively measure, we live in a world that is great at measuring and … Continue reading Self Worth vs Net Worth
IN-SHADOW: A Modern Odyssey removes the masks people wear to reveal the deeper truth at the heart of Western society’s deepest issues: at our core, we are all human.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh You spend 24 hours a day with yourself. Every time you look in the mirror there you are. Every thought you have is yours. Every internal conversation you have is with yourself. … Continue reading Wherever You Go, There You Are
“Eighty percent of success is showing up.” ~Woody Allen So maybe people try to change too much all at once. You know the feeling right? You are all super excited and motivated to eat better AND start a new exercise routine. Oh AND you are going to walk more and get your papers organized every week. … Continue reading Pick ONE Thing And DO It Every Day For A Year
Trying to find the answer to what matters in life is like trying to find a needle in 50 million haystacks. What does matter in life anyway?