Accepting This Moment

Accepting This Moment

And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation — some fact of my life — unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing or...
The Importance of Acknowledging Anger

The Importance of Acknowledging Anger

I’ve been working on several posts for this site, many of which have been drafted for a couple of years, but I kept getting stuck. I just couldn’t get them right, structurally. Something was blocking me. Then, the other night, I had a dream in which I...
Becoming Present Through Sensations

Becoming Present Through Sensations

My mind, when left to its own devices, tends to cause me more pain than joy. It’s a great tool, effective for analyzing data or strategizing, but it has the capacity to bully me, too. The creativity that’s so useful professionally can also create wild stories...
How to Become Present Right Now

How to Become Present Right Now

This is one of the best techniques I’ve found to bring me into the moment (or help me fall asleep). Here it is: Count your breaths (inhale/exhale) from one to four. Then start over again at one. Simple, right? Just try it. It’s amazing how often I’ll...
Time Doesn’t Exist

Time Doesn’t Exist

Imagine the Earth devoid of human life, inhabited only by plants and animals. Would it still have a past and a future? Could we still speak of time in any meaningful way? The question “What time is it?” or “What’s the date today?” –...
57 Simple Ways to Give

57 Simple Ways to Give

  As a society, we’ve kind of lost the thread about what “giving” means. Our culture is so oriented around stuff that we’ve forgotten what it means to truly give from the heart. Giving Tuesday is an antidote to all the big holiday sales, a day to give back to the...

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