Give Yourself a Break

The stress of freaking out and hating yourself for slipping in your perfect routine or commitment is far more damaging than the slip itself. In this age of everyone becoming Superman, of becoming and doing better than our best, we have unwittingly designed in a self-defeating response in our relentless…

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Teaching

Teaching is an act of compassion. It does not mean you are smarter, stronger, better than anyone else, it means that you are willing to hold out your hand in support of others who share this bumpy road we call life. We are all teachers all the time, whether we…

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Inner Light

I remembered a few people in my life who pretended they were “the good guy” but who were actually arrogant, oppressive assholes and I kowtowed to their aggression. It reminded me, nobody does you any favors but you yourself. No body takes power from you but you yourself. You don’t…

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Awakening

One day you awaken and realize that everything you do is only because you hope to have what  is already yours. It is a profound moment when you realize that this is not some trite philosophical statement. When we are dying, we realize we have spent a lifetime striving for…

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