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...

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...
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...
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...

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...
Non-Judgment

Non-Judgment

Judging ourselves or others for who we are blocks the flow of love and forgiveness. We have no right to judge others, just as others have no right to judge us. Everyone experiences negative emotions and thoughts and behaves unskillfully. While we may judge another’s...

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