Maintaining Equanimity in a Sea of Change

There are basically three ways we can respond to a given situation.  Resist it. Accept it. Feel grateful for it. The path we choose can completely change our internal state. As the saying goes: Suffering = Pain * Resistance.​ So when we’re in the first path of Resistance, we tend to suffer a lot. (“Why me?!?”​) And when…

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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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