What IS the authentic life? Or, put slightly differently, “What is the one thing that everyone wants, few people seem to find, and fewer still know where to look to find it?
I think Read more
“The goal of the spiritual path,” writes Matthieu Ricard in his bestseller, Happiness, “is to transform ourselves,” and we do that, he says, by “transforming our minds.”
Transformation of the mind?
What the Buddhist monk has suggested Read more
Jean-Jacques Rousseau said, “Every man wants to be happy but in order to be so he needs first to understand what happiness is.” Understand “what” happiness is? Don’t we all know “what” it is? Maybe not. Ask people Read more
Maybe you don’t have any trouble with your thoughts, but I do. Thoughts pop into my mind without my permission faster than a mosquito bites my skin on a sweltering summer afternoon. And, equally without my permission.
Descartes, father Read more
In the Song of Creation, otherwise known as the Book of Genesis, the writer says of the first two mythical representatives of the human race, “And God breathed into their nostrils the breath of life and humans became Read more
It’s the one thing everyone wants.
Few people seem to find it.
Fewer still know where to look.
For, happiness, that is.
I wasted more years than I wish to admit…
…wanting to be happy,
…not certain, when I Read more
This is so true, isn’t it?
Nepo nails me when he writes of himself: “I waste so many hours not just in trying to get published, but in hunting for the right publisher, one that will make me feel Read more
I finished running around our neighborhood yesterday and, as I slowed to a brisk walk the final few hundred yards, I suddenly became present. That is to say, I became aware that I had just finished running nearly one Read more
“If you want to be happy,” said Leo Tolstoy, “BE.” I used to hear people say this and I would think, “Be what?”
I know now, that’s the wrong question. Why? Because it implies there is something you must Read more
For much of my adult life, I’ve hidden my inner self from others…my questions, my doubts, my fears, my terror over being judged or worse rejected. In these last few years, however, I’m learning to be more honest, more Read more