Coping With Life

You do not love yourself for reasons – centuries old reasons. Let’s look at life and see where those came from. The first thing that happens is that life presents you with a situation (an opportunity), to move to greater compassion. Many times you will resist doing that because it conflicts with the way you see yourself. Stepping into thisRead more

What’s Next?

Change is rarely easy. It is made difficult because it means the end of what has been and adapting to a new way of being. We don’t think much about eggs that become chickens or caterpillars that turn into butterflies, because they are “natural.” I don’t know how an acorn feels when it sprouts and turns into an oak tree,Read more

Life is Unfair

It can be difficult to make sense of life. People get cancer, have accidents, and die unexpectedly. No matter what you do, just getting by is often an uphill struggle. You do the best you can and you still end up in the soup. It’s not fair, is it? Sure, you sometimes make bad decisions, and although that certainly complicatesRead more

Motivation

Life is an endless parade of challenges. Decisions to be made, situations to address, things to do, opportunities to take, threats to avoid and problems to overcome. From a strictly human perspective life can be pretty bumpy. People get hurt, dreams are crushed, desires squelched. What causes us to do what we do? What motivates us? We tend to viewRead more