When I find myself desiring a new material item, I notice that I have the thought,”If only I had that … Continue reading If people or things can’t make you happy then what can?
Are you fighting being closed off? Relax into it. Accept it as it is. Fighting a feeling keeps you stuck … Continue reading How can I open my heart again?
I think I would chose a different word than confront. Confront convey antagonism. When you fight ego, ego always wins. … Continue reading How do we confront our own ego?
Taking things personally means to see them as being directed at you as a punishment or retaliation. For example, I … Continue reading The Costs of Taking Things Personally
There are two kinds of vulnerability. The first is the type that comes from living authentically with an open heart. … Continue reading How can one overcome emotional vulnerability?
I too, have had difficulty with only practicing my spirituality when I am in crisis. Then my spiritual teacher introduced … Continue reading I seek spirituality only when I am stressed, but not when happy. Is this OK?
This depends on how you define success and how you define happiness. If success is making money for the sake … Continue reading What is the worthier lifelong goal: to be happy or to be successful?
When you feel special or not feel special, it is because your thoughts tell you so. Knowing this, recall a … Continue reading How do you deal with the realization that you are not special?
This essay was originally written for a man who was feeling betrayed when his girlfriend lied to him while he … Continue reading Coping With Difficult Emotions