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
The secret to happiness is keeping your appreciation high and your expectations low. —-Misquote of a misquote supposedly attributed to … Continue reading Gratitude, Expectations, Humility, Contentment, Ambition and Success
For me, it is easy to be humble when things are going well, but Who do I become when I … Continue reading Turning Arrogance into Humble Confidence
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?
Acquisition leads to desire for more things and you are always one step behind that desire. The answer is to … Continue reading I am feeling down. Although I work hard, I cannot get the possessions I want.
Recall a time when you were really on, a time when you were doing something and doing it well. Now … Continue reading Arrogance, Low Self-esteem and Thoughts of Self
It is best to have a meditation teacher. If that is not possible, there is the website Headspace: Headspace. They offer … Continue reading Getting Started with Mindfulness Meditation
What is mindfulness and how did it become so popular in the US? Mindfulness is an English translation of the … Continue reading Mindfulness in America
A spiritual teacher introduced to me the idea that one’s practice is actually easier when things are going well. The … Continue reading What have you applied to your life that has had the biggest positive impact?
Dissociation is a defense. It is a retreat from reality to protect oneself from an overwhelming threat. It is the … Continue reading Is the Experience of No-Self Healthy? Wouldn’t It Lead to Some Kind of Dissociative Disorder?