In ancient poems and teaching stories, you may have noticed that the mind is often referred to as a monkey, “the monkey mind.” The mind is also sometimes described as an unruly horse on which we are riding, more or less skillfully.
Much of what we call “stress” has to do with a feeling that things are “spinning out of control.” So I thought it might help to offer you a few effective steps you can take that will begin to free you from the stress of “spinning out of control.”
Have you ever wondered what is meant by the statement, “You create your own reality”? Some people feel empowered when they hear this statement. Others think it is ridiculous BS.
Do you realize that when you worry about what other people will think, you are rejecting yourself? Do you realize that when you are afraid of failure, you are putting yourself down?
Cheerfulness has gotten a bad rap lately. When so many terrible events are in the headlines day by day, the encouragement to be cheerful is often considered unrealistically optimistic.
Do you worry about making mistakes, or failure? You are not alone! Here's how to dissolve that fear to make mistakes work for you.knowl
For most of us, “Are you doing your best?” is a loaded question. We may insist we want to do our best, but then stress ourselves out trying to be “perfect” –– whatever that means!
When my stepson was a young boy just learning to read, he was riding in the car with his mom one day. As they passed a big box toy store, he jumped up in his seat and read out loud the words of the store’s big bright banner: “The new Lion King toys are here!”
We all encounter suffering in relationships. Why? Because we make a few fundamental errors. Once we correct these errors in our thinking, and begin to act accordingly, we can save ourselves quite a lot of needless suffering.
Does the idea of a “joyful relationship” sound far-fetched? Everyone wants happy and healthy connections! So why is it such a challenge to maintain happiness and harmony in our relationships?