Quite often when people use the word happiness they’re referring to pleasure. But at some point in our life—it can take some longer than others to get there—we arrive at a place where we understand happiness to be about finding meaning.
For all of the talk of “self love” and “self care” we throw around in our huggy “woke” culture, nothing seems to piss people off more than someone who actually does love themselves.
Balance is the holy grail of health. I want to lead you to that holy grail. In Chinese medicine, there is a system called the...
Imagine how it feels to be born. One moment you’re nice and cozy, in a space that feels safe, secure, and comfortable. Then you’re jarred from womb to world. I have a feeling that being born takes zero thought. Sure, Mama is thinking (and yelling), but for Baby? There is no thought, only the sweet slip-and-slide into the roaring circle of life.
When we do something that we are passionate about, we are vastly more likely to be present in its doing. A lot of people get hung up on the idea: "I don't know what my passion is, so I can't do all these wonderful things that everybody else is doing." You can.
Judgment is a given. It is what you do with it after it has raised its hackles that matters.
What’s your nonnegotiable? What’s the one thing you must do most days or things will not go right with you? The one thing that you will not give up for time or money or sex. (Okay, maybe for sex, but stick with me here.)
When we can allow our hearts to have compassion for those millions of people suffering as we are in this moment, we begin to transform. Our humanity deepens, our souls soften and we suddenly begin to make sense of what the poets have been saying since time began.
We think life—and spiritual life—should look a certain way, but it doesn't. It looks every way. It's not about what you’re experiencing, it’s about how you are with what you’re experiencing. That’s where life is happening.
The truth is that we all have different internal struggles that get in our way when it comes to finding and maintaining the love we say we want. However, there are certain patterns we bring to our relationships that are based on our past and that often lead us to the same relationship outcomes. The good news is, if we can be open, curious, and willing to explore these patterns and where they come from, we can take a great deal of power over our romantic lives.
Spring challenges us to ride the uncertainty. To be patient. To enjoy the weather right now, because 10 minutes from now, some other weather front will have moved in and shifted everything.
You could look at parenting as an opportunity, or you could look at it as a calling to be stressed and overwhelmed. If you look at it as an opportunity, then you learn that reactivity is the default, and transcending reactivity is the call of consciousness.
The irony is that the more we try to do—and the more that technology fills up all the spaces of our day—the less time we may have for pausing, reflecting, and tapping deeper joy. That’s why a journey into the heart of mindfulness begins with pausing, slowing down, and reflecting on how speed and technology may be affecting you.
You see, purpose is not chosen. It’s not a slogan or a bumper sticker that, if you like it, you don it on your car or business card. Purpose is something you ARE, not something you DO. And that’s where most folks go wrong…they use a WHAT to describe what is really a WHO.
In the resting state, when we’re not distracted, the research shows we have a 13–18% accuracy rate. If we’re distracted, the distortion rate goes up to almost 100% immediately. The reason this happens is that most of us are running a movie in our minds, projecting reality as we know it or as we fear it, wish it, or remember it.
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