So you learn to honor everybody you meet as your teacher when you realize that there is nothing else you … Continue reading How can one use listening to bring out the best in others?
Meditation is not about suppression. Just the opposite, it is about being with things as they are. In our day-to-day … Continue reading If suppressing one emotion affects the others, wouldn’t meditating to reduce anxiety also reduce happiness?
You cannot take a physical path away from samsara. Samsara will follow you, because it is a condition of the … Continue reading Sometimes I feel like taking off into the woods forever. How Do I Cope with Samsara and Still Be Content?
Even experienced meditators have emotional triggers. Emotional triggers activate the amygdala which initiates the fight-or-flight response and triggers the hippocampus. The … Continue reading Why Can an Experienced Meditator Lose His Cool and Use Logical Fallacies in a Heated Debate?
Although there are many specious claims made about “energy”, also known as prana, chi, and ki, it is based in … Continue reading What is Energy (AKA prana, chi or ki)?
I have always changed. I was born a chameleon. It could be genetics. It could be the influence of my … Continue reading If you are perceived by people as lacking in some way, would you change ?
I play guitar and I used to have a terrible problem with stage fright. Below are strategies I used to … Continue reading How do confident people hide their fear and anxiety in a convincing way?
An exercise in extreme empathy What would it be like to think like them? Do this to the best of … Continue reading How can I be fully empathetic and compassionate towards another?
I think the only occasion in my life that could be considered “drinking the Kool-Aid” was my involvement with EST. … Continue reading When is a time that you drank the Kool-Aid?
What assertiveness means to me is the ability to ask for what I want in a clear, tactful, matter-of-fact way. … Continue reading Assertiveness