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Gratitude extends far and wide

Gratitude extends far and wide. It touches the heart of many. It makes us feel alive and happy. Everything shines like glitter when we are in a state of grace. Problems do not touch us. […]

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How to cultivate compassion

Compassion can be hard to cultivate. We are so wrapped up in our own self. We can’t see beyond our own selfish needs, and think we are number one. How can we broaden our view […]

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“The zone”

How can we access “the zone” and stay there? What is “in the zone”? It is a mental state connected to the heart abiding in the present moment. When we are in the zone, everything […]

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Guilt

Guilt is old fashioned. It is outdated. It is dysfunctional. We need to say “bye bye, we don’t need you anymore” to guilt. Actually, we never did need guilt, but it became a deep routed […]

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The balance between alertness and relaxation

Deeply relax while staying alert. We tend to get caught up and swept away. We become too intense, or sometimes the opposite too complacent, and give up. The Japanese have this expression for giving up, […]

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When you are meditating

Balance is the key. Too much excitement and we are distracted and jittery. Too much relaxation and we are dull and sleepy. Bring this alertness – relaxation balance into all aspects of your life. Bring […]

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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 […]