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but not too much!

It is important to believe in ourselves, but not too much! The balance is believing in ourself but not over-inflating into arrogance thinking we are better, smarter, more beautiful than others. Self-confidence inspires us. Humility […]

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Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul died today. She sang like she was channeling a higher power, maybe God, or maybe the innate luminosity potential for total goodness, beauty, and happiness. Even mosquitos have this […]

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When we feel good

When we feel good, everything shines. When we feel down, everything is flat. Everything seems difficult. How can we navigate a more peaceful and smooth daily life? It is important to remember again and again […]

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When you are hot

When you are hot, you are hot. When you are not, you are not. But you’re always hot. You just don’t recognize it! Our emotional swings often hinge on minute tiny miniscule things. A glance, […]

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Be happy

Be happy. Just be happy. Let go and be happy. Let the inner struggles take a rest. Let go and be happy. All that inner stuff feels so real, it feels so solid and stuck. […]

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Empathy and compassion

Last night in Tokyo with my Human Values Institute group we discussed in some detail the distinctions between empathy and compassion. I had just stepped off a 12+ hour flight, and spent about 20 hours […]

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A huge gap between rich and poor

Nowadays, we are confronted by a huge gap between rich and poor. This is not only morally wrong, but practically a mistake. It leads to the rich living in anxiety and the poor living in […]

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Forgiveness and gratitude

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 […]