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In Search of Honorable Relationships

July 12, 2020 Honorable relationships depend on our ability to explore the things we believe we can’t talk about. Emotional intimacy requires that we ask the questions, even when we’re not sure we want to hear the answers. Life is a touchingly brief opportunity to taste just about anything our hearts desire. Love, then, is …

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You Are Who You Repeatedly Tell Yourself You Are

June 28, 2020   You’ve heard it before. Change your mindset, and your world will transform. “To become a different kind of person is to experience the world differently. When your mind changes, the world changes. And when we respond differently to the world, the world responds differently to us.” — David Loy, in “Rethinking Karma” We …

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Non-Attachment Is Best Understood by Looking at What it Isn’t

May 17, 2020 What it isn’t, for starters, is becoming the emotional equivalent of a stone. Instead of “letting it go,” it’s about “letting it be.” Like mindfulness, I hear the term non-attachment a lot. To many familiar with these terms, mindfulness and non-attachment both imply something we should be after , and suggest  desirable states …

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Resilience is a Necessity, Not a Superpower

April 19, 2020 The only way we will be defeated during this unimaginable time is if we give up or turn on ourselves, or each other. We need to become intentional in ratcheting up our resilience by doing everything in our power to remind ourselves of the best of who we are. What is Resilience? Resilience …

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Acceptance = Open Mind

April 5, 2020 Resistance = closed mind. Resistance is about refusing to accept something that is physically, mentally, or emotionally painful or uncomfortable. Logically, the simple alternative is to accept whatever shows up—although not as easy as it sounds because we’re talking about accepting discomfort as well as pleasure. The shift from resistance to acceptance …

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