“The most powerful, smallest, and largest thing in the universe is the Mind.” –His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa   When the human mind possesses such awesome power, why is it that  so many of us feel weak and helpless, believing we are “not good enough”?

I grew up in a small upstate New York town in the afterglow of WWII when the US was economically flourishing. I had the good fortune to live in a peaceful neighborhood, with loving parents and a stable home environment.

Many of us think that, as long as we have good intentions, whatever we do will work out well. But if you have ever accomplished a goal and then were surprised there was no joy in the achievement, you know that’s not the case. 

First let’s be clear about what confusion means. “Con” means with. “Fusion” means to pour together. “Confusion” means putting things together that don’t go together.  Our root confusion is confusing the worth of Being with our level of performance at Activities.

In my webinars and workshops, which are very experiential, I talk about 18 different types of confusion that build the architecture of our suffering. The mark of those confusions is the constant turmoil of speedy thoughts and emotions we experience all day long.