Anxiety and fear is on the rise. We are shutting down into selfish pursuits trying to find happiness through unsatisfying pleasure. We compulsively need more and more, like a fix. Cynicism and negativity are strangling us, spiraling us down further. Despair seeps in and we loose hope. Suicide is on the rise. Let’s tip the balance away from extreme self-centeredness to concern for others. Start by thinking about those ‘others’ who are experiencing the same downward spiral. Send them self-confidence, inner peace, and love. Open our heart, and open theirs. Shift the focus away from ‘me’ to ‘others.’ Find the love perspective and open our heart. This is the best medicine.
Occasionally we fall into a funk. We get stuck in a rut and can’t seem to get ourselves out. Has this ever happened to you? It happened to me recently. I noticed some underlying fear, […]
The more we forgive the more we feel grateful. The more we feel grateful the more we forgive. These two — forgiveness and gratitude — are mutually supportive. They set the tone for the day […]
The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest; it is as if we open an inner door. An […]