We all have dark shadows. Sometimes they have little influence. Other times they have much influence. Regardless, they are just shadows. They are not who we really are. Learning to separate self-criticism, guilt, and the other negative emotions from who we really are is very healthy. Imagine these negative emotions to be a cloud way over there in a blue sky floating across the sky and finally disappearing. Or see them like images in a dream. When we wake up and see them as false, and in fact non-existent. In this way we become more whole and happier human beings.
Oscillating between low self-esteem and over self-esteem we ride the waves of life. Finding the balance and center helps even out the ups and downs; a breath of fresh air — calm and peace. When […]
When our attitude or mood is a little down we must be careful. Our mind can easily turn to criticism and cynicism. We can start doubting others and doubting ourselves. During these times it is […]
Sometimes things go wrong. This is normal. But in Tibetan there is a saying, “nine times failing, and nine times trying again.” This is a very practical approach to failure, free of guilt. Failure feels […]