Everything and Nothing can Make You Happy

It is ironic that in a society with so much abundance there is so much unhappiness. This is because we confuse pleasure and gratification with happiness. We mistakenly believe that happiness depends on having the right conditions—on having our cravings satisfied. The...

Positive Intentions Promote Positive Change

Your intentions help you heal and grow. Intentions help you create the life you want. Intentions are the foundation of an intentional life, lived on purpose, to achieve your life vision. Intentions give focus and direction to your daily actions. They channel your...

Change starts with self acceptance

There is a paradox to healing and transformation. The paradox is that to heal and transform, we must start with acceptance of ourselves exactly as we are. Change requires reverent self-acceptance. Why is this? Think about this for a moment. If you are caught up in...

Recovery Requires Reverence

We cannot recover out of self-hatred. Self-hatred only fuels addiction. Why else would we engage in good-now-bad-later behavior if there was not a part of us that lacked reverence for ourselves? For example, if you diet because you hate how you look, your self-hatred...

There is a better way

If you are caught in addiction—and we are all caught in addiction to some degree—know that there is a better way. We all suffer from addiction. We all engage in compulsive good now—bad later behaviors. It can be as subtle as not speaking the truth to someone for fear...
Intentions

Intentions

There are three mental practices that make prime the brain for change. They are visualization, affirmations, and intentions. Positive change starts with a positive vision of the life you want, positive affirmations of that vision, and positive intentions you commit to...
Affirmations

Affirmations

Once you have written out your life vision and key life goals, you need to go about making your dream life a reality. This requires daily, positive, purposeful action. Negative, self-limiting beliefs hinder the realization of our life vision. We counter negative,...
Visualize the Life You Want

Visualize the Life You Want

For your life to get better on the outside, you first must get better on the inside. This requires certain practices. What you think and feel shape your actions. What we think, we become. Your actions shape your life. If you start the day with visualizing the life you...

The Miracle Morning

How you start your day determines in large part how your day will go. How each day goes determines how your life will go. If you want your life to get better on the outside, you must first get better on the inside. Bettering yourself requires regular practice—working...

Hope

What is hope? People speak of different kinds of hope, including inborn hope, chosen hope, borrowed hope, bargainer’s hope, unrealistic hope, false hope, and mature hope. Let’s focus on mature hope. Mature hope arises from seeing the nature of things clearly. We see...

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