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The government seemingly believes it is better to lie to the people about an economic recovery, than let them govern their own lives according to the truth. But so doing, we may founder upon the hard rocks of truth. To read the post, click >> Living by Truth or Propaganda?
Of all the tasks you will ever accomplish, none will be more precious than the innate value of your own person. Make a place for yourself in your life. Turn inwards. Get to know yourself - take a personal interest the unique expression of being which is you. To read the post, click >> Taking a Personal Interest in Yourself
Do you want to be "special"? Are you driven to do "something significant" with your life, failing which you may feel your life is worthless? Or do you content yourself with the value of living an "ordinary" life? Perhaps neither of these ambitions expresses your authenticity. To read the post, click >> Do You Want to be “Special” or “Ordinary” or …
The quality of our lives depends upon thinking for ourselves, thinking critically, and not putting our faith in the mainstream media or ancient prophecies. To read the post, click >> Thinking for Yourself vs. Mainstream Media
Fear suppresses our life potential, causing us to live small. As we go through life, it helps to ask, is the course of our lives making us larger or smaller. To read the post, click >> Do You Choose a Large or Small Life?
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Your Self, your I -- what is that? Three metaphors can help understand your dimensionless, knowing presence. To read the post, click >> Three Metaphors for Your “Higher” Self
If we listen to our lives more deeply than the materialism which threatens to deafen our souls, perhaps we can hear life beckoning us to come to terms with very important questions. If you answer parroting the teaching of others, authenticity...Show More Summary
The devil must have labored long into the night to develop such a gem of misdirection as the thought that you must have a "spiritual" or "life" purpose, lest your life be meaningless. I wonder whether instead of your being meant to be this or that, you might simply be meant to Be. To read the post, click >> Still Searching for Your Spiritual/Life Purpose?
Palliative care nurse, Bonnie Ware, has written a book entitled, "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying." The number one regret of dying persons is "I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of...Show More Summary
Perhaps you feel exhausted, but you will not take time to rest. Or maybe you're hungry, but too busy to make time to eat. Maybe your soul cries out for some peace, but all you think of is your next to do list task. We treat ourselves as objects in so many different ways. Show More Summary
If you're lucky enough to have a job nowadays, quite likely you're unlucky enough to be expected to work overtime at the cost of not having a personal life. The presumption of business to treat you as an economic object, not a person, simply reflects how our upside-down society dehumanizes the person. Continue reading Your Personal Life is Not Expendable
Reactive emotions such as anger, jealousy, envy, hatred, etc. reject the unfolding of the present moment as it is. Implicitly these feelings react to difficult people and situations with a resounding "No!". How can transform emotional reactivity into authentic presence? One practice is conscious or intentional suffering. Continue reading Authenticity and Intentional Suffering
Have you ever walked through an upscale neighborhood with fancy cars parked in the driveways, and found yourself wishing that you could live like them? "They've got it made," you might think to yourself as you walk back to your one-room apartment. Show More Summary
An expectation of another person is a belief that another person should act, think, or feel in a certain way. When insisted upon, expectations of others become demands upon another person's individuality which violate the personal boundaries of the other person. Continue reading Your Expectation is Not My Problem
Imagine two persons who at the end of their lives are identical in attainments. Two doctors - with the same degrees from the same school, both happily married with good children, living in identical houses, driving the same cars, etc., etc.. Yet why might one feel fulfilled while the other feel abject despair? Continue reading Self-Actualization not Self-Image Actualization
What can we really know with certainty about the mysteries of existence? Yet somewhere on the planet today, like too many days before us, because of his or her religious convictions an adherent of one god will bludgeon to death an adherent of another god. But let's put this religious certainty into perspective. Continue reading The Courage to Doubt Our Religious Beliefs
We humans walk around deaf, dumb, and blind to a secret of human anatomy. You might think that the great minds of modern science would have discovered it, but no! So, I'll bust the secret open. Contrary to popular opinion, you have four mouths, not one! Four! Continue reading Feeding Your Four Mouths
Despite truthfulness being essential for an authentic life, we can deceive ourselves in innumerable ways. All to often we buffer ourselves from disappointment, unhappiness, and pain by avoiding things, not showing up in our lives, or lying to ourselves. But does putting your head in the sand really work? Continue reading Disillusionment as a Blessing
We are so very much more than what we take ourselves to be. Like a water skeeter bug which skates atop pond water, we skate the surface of our lives, ignorant of the depths immediately below. So why would we wonder why our lives seem...Show More Summary