contemplating

Spend a few minutes contemplating something greater than yourself

It is all a wonder to behold; it is a privilege to be alive, to be here to witness, to share, to participate, to appreciate.

   

names

The danger of names

We must wake up and see. We need to see the world, the people not just the names and labels which only serve to make us more stupid and more blind.

   

to be right

The man who needed to be right

Uncomfortable feelings are not in themselves harmful. It is the act of rejection of these feelings which causes the suffering.

   

Spaciousness

Spaciousness is the key

Uncomfortable feelings are not in themselves harmful. It is the act of rejection of these feelings which causes the suffering.

   

Don’t take yourself too seriously

Don’t take yourself too seriously

The ability to laugh at ourselves acts as a balm on emotional wounds.

   

Selling drugs

Selling drugs is business

The slogan for our consumerist society is “take something”, something we have been conditioned to believe, to see as normal from birth.

   

fear

Choosing curiosity over fear

Avoiding our fear or anxiety is of little use; best to observe them and learn from them. What you resist, persists.

   

I wish I had stopped sooner

I wish I had stopped sooner

I wish I had stopped sooner, is what people say who have become free and independent from alcohol.

   

save energy

How to save energy

It takes much more energy – emotional, physical and mental – to avoid a difficult feeling than it does to simply face that discomfort and the fear it generates.