A More Accurate View Of Myself

I recently spent many hours over several days to compose a personal statement to go along with an important application I was submitting. I had a three friends with rigorous editorial perspective to review it and offer me suggestions for improvement. I stressed that I...

Improving Our Motivations

What moves you to avoid this kind of food and seek that kind? What moves you to get out of bed to exercise when it involves unpleasant sensations? What moves you to pay attention to just one thing in the midst of many attractive distractions? The definition of...
Meditation As A Mirror

Meditation As A Mirror

Sometimes we may hope to use meditation as a way of withdrawing and protecting ourselves from the external pressures we feel building up around us. There are times when it might be helpful for that. But meditation is about focusing attention and listening to signals...
Moving Forward Despite Fear

Moving Forward Despite Fear

Fear is a feeling that is meant to keep you away from danger. Sometimes fear is triggered when there is a false sense of danger, or you might feel fear that is out of proportion with the actual danger. And sometimes fear is triggered when there is some kind of real...
The Power To Thrive In Hardship

The Power To Thrive In Hardship

There are situations we find ourselves in from time to time where great hardship has been imposed upon us. This could be like the sudden loss of a loved one, a destructive natural disaster, or a unexpected diagnosis of cancer. And there are situations of hardship that...