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The gap

The gap between “us and them” must be lessened. The entire human race is part of “us.” Race is not important. “We” are six billion human beings. The gap between the rich and the poor […]

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Jealousy

Jealousy is like a cancer that eats us from inside. Its motivation is often hidden, but somehow feels empowering by putting others down. While this may have some limited benefit, overall it feeds insecurity by […]

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We all have dark shadows

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 […]

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Hatred, jealousy and excessive attachment

Hatred, jealousy and excessive attachment cause suffering and agitation. Compassion can help us overcome these disturbances and let us return to a calm state of mind. Compassion is not just being kind to your friend. […]

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The Mind is like a parachute

“The Mind is like a parachute. It works best when it is open. So let’s work at opening our hearts, reducing our jealousy, stop criticizing others, and stop criticizing ourselves. Happiness, love and compassion when […]

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is so important. Often we hold grudges and hurts for decades. We can also hurt ourselves. Learning to forgive ourselves opens our hearts to more love and compassion, as well as inner peace. Forgiving […]