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Excited energy

Cool down baby. Cool down baby. Sometimes we get excited and carried away forgetting to come up for air. We become exhausted no longer pacing ourselves. Excited energy is often productive but at a price. […]

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Kindness

Kindness goes a long way. Being kind is an act of compassion. It is an act of generosity. It is an act of patience. It is an act of avoiding harm. It is an act […]

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Humility

Humility is a sublime way to live. Without it we are constantly out of balance, not knowing why. With it, life is like a hot knife cutting through butter. Life becomes smooth like silk. Life […]

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What is real and what is not real?

What is real and what is not real? That is the question. Is my ego that generates anger, jealousy, and pride real? Or is it mistaken? That is the question. If it is real, we […]

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Anger management

Two nights ago in Mongolia I was teaching about emotional hygiene emphasizing anger management. These words are on the tip of my tongue, so I’ll write a few down. The key to anger management is […]

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Our ego

Our ego is definitely tricky. It moves us in directions we don’t want to go, by pushing us though the strong winds of karma, our past actions. To be always vigilant spying on this tricky […]

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Gratitude makes you feel better

When you are feeling down, gratitude makes you feel better. When you are feeling up, gratitude makes you feel even better. Gratitude makes everything shine and sparkle like glitter. It puts a whole new feeling […]

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Be calm and balanced

The strength of our emotional patterns can be overwhelming. Given the right circumstances, that are not always obvious, the same patterns of anger, jealousy, pride, and attachment recur. They seem to come out of the […]

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Life is riding the wave

Another analogy for life’s ups and downs is riding the wave. As the wave forms if you are in the right position and have good experience you can ride the wave to the crest, and […]

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Life is like a roller-coaster ride

Life is like a roller-coaster ride. Fasten your seat belt. Don’t fall out. It is amazing how quickly things change. One moment feeling good like everything is “going my way.” The next moment, the bottom […]