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You may know people who are always busy with some activity, whose fast pace reminds you of the Energizer Bunny. And you may be that way yourself. You may feel like you're always going 100 miles an hour. If so, try asking yourself, Why? Is there something that you're running from? What would happen if Continue reading

When I was a student in the Diamond Heart Meditation School, the leader of the school, Hameed Ali, made an observation that really struck me and has stayed with me since. He said that most people relate to reality in the same ways that they related to their parents. If throwing a tantrum worked with Continue reading

Nature is teaching us that we need each other. That community and cooperation are ultimately more important than separateness and competition.Here in America, our founding document is the Declaration of Independence. Our national story has always emphasized the importance of independence and personal freedom. And we in America have pushed the notion of independence farther Continue reading

A friend recently told me about this way of assessing the depth of intimacy in any given communication and I found it very helpful, so I thought I'd pass it on to you. I have fleshed out each of the levels.Many of us are already aware of these levels unconsciously. Whatever social skills training we Continue reading

Do you feel like you're not enough somehow?Not attractive enough?Not smart enough?Not good enough?Not _________ enough?What do you do about it?Do you try to improve yourself or accomplish something externally to make up for it?Or do you identify with it, say “that's just who I am,” and feel deficient?Both these solutions are a mistake. Because Continue reading

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