Radical Gratitude: Use Everything to Accelerate Your Growth

Most of us do whatever we can to avoid stress.  When something “bad” happens, we complain, get upset, and try to avoid it. But since Suffering = Pain * Resistance, the power of acceptance teaches us that we needn’t suffer unnecessarily. When we experience pain—physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual—acceptance is the all-healing salve that removes the suffering from our pain.…

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Suffering = Pain * Resistance

When something goes wrong, most people resist it. “This shouldn’t be happening!” Goes the inner dialogue. The resistance comes from a good place—a wish for things to be going “right,” and for you to be okay. But it’s not actually doing you any good. Because resistance is the main thing that causes us to suffer…

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All Discomfort is Temporary

I was meditating in my backyard when a handful of flies landed on my body. They walked around my feet. And my shoulders. And my legs. All over the place with their tickly little legs. In the moment when they landed, it was uncomfortable. And as a result, I felt like I NEEDED to do…

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A Weekly Reflection Practice for Intentional Living

So, you want to live a more intentional life? It doesn’t happen by accident. It happens because you practice intentional living. This needn’t be complex. First, you set an intention. Then, you follow through on that intention. Next, you reflect on how it went. And last, you repeat the process. Levels of Intention You can…

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The Road to Clarity Starts With Confusion

“I don’t know.” These three words send some people into a panic. Not knowing can feel stressful. It seems like you aren’t on the right track.  Or that maybe you’re never going to figure out the solution to your challenge.  And in the discomfort of “not knowing”, you avoid it like the plague. When the…

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