If we feel upset when things go wrong or something unpleasant and unexpected happens, we’re not exactly unique in this world. But if we develop the habit of holding on to these upset feelings, we may resort to drinking too much, using drugs, or overeating (using food like a drug) in a futile effort to try and feel better.
We want to be kind, but sometimes we hold ourselves back. Ask yourself these questions to see what you can learn about your relationship with kindness. Then try these 8 ways of making kindness a habit!
Meditation on impermanence and death is a profoundly helpful practice when done properly, without a “poor me” mentality. Looking directly at the impermanence and fragility of life can save us from arrogance, the numbing effects of an attitude of entitlement, and from greed, all of which depend on holding onto the notion that we are immortal and that our ”stuff” is permanent.
Jack Elias offers meditation advice for busy people, along with 3 ways to make time for meditation. Thanks to studies by Harvard researchers and others, the benefits of regular meditation are now widely recognized. Experience the benefits for yourself with these actionable tips!
Do you struggle when correcting your young child's behavior? When your toddler starts invading the kitchen cabinets, Jack Elias gives these 4 key guidelines for parenting with kindness.
People sometimes ask me, “Can your state of mind really impact your physical body?” I’m always a bit amazed that the debate as to whether our mental state affects our body seems to stick around.
Do you ever worry, “What if I don’t succeed?” Jack Elias explains how we confuse success and self worth, and offers 5 Ways to help you invite success into your life.
“I’m lonely. I would be interested in dating, but I’m just too shy for that.” I feel a pang of sadness when I hear people talk about how lonely they feel and how shyness stops them from enjoying this important and highly enjoyable aspect of life.
I was asked recently, “Given how much violence has increased in our society, isn’t it healthy to fear for my child’s safety?” The welfare of our children is a compelling natural concern for almost all living beings – not just human beings.
Anyone can meditate! Jack clears up common misunderstandings about meditation, for new and experienced meditators.