Everyone is seeking happiness, yet it often seems fleeting or elusive. We have made it something to be acquired or achieved, someplace to arrive at. We have projected it into the future. But the question is why not be happy right here, right now?
The very definition of disappointment is the non-fulfillment of expectation, and so there is a clear relationship between these two. Disappointment can only come from expectation. And it's often said that if you have no expectations you'll have no disappointments. But expectation seems to arise spontaneously, and often even subconsciously, which is to say that … Continue reading Expectation Leads to Disappointment
There's often an emphasis on loving oneself, but some people wonder, "Isn't loving yourself narcissistic?" You may have heard that you can't genuinely love another unless you first love for yourself. You can't serve someone from your cup if your cup is empty. And this is why there's often so many problems in relationships. Because, … Continue reading Is Self-Love Narcissistic?
Suffering seems inevitable in life. But instead of trying to avoid it, can we find the willingness to accept it, and instead to discover what lessons it may have to teach us? Suffering can be a valuable teacher in life. And when I say that, it's not to suggest that we should try to create … Continue reading Suffering is a Valuable Teacher in Life
Do you sometimes feel as though you're wandering aimlessly in life with no clear sense of direction? Do you wonder what is your purpose? What is the very meaning of life? Perhaps you feel lost, but are you truly lost or are you merely lost in thought?
Do you have someone toxic in your life - someone who treats you disrespectfully, who is argumentative, manipulative, inconsiderate, abusive, who is always creating conflict, taking advantage of your kindness, finding fault or belittling you? I'd like to offer you a way free your life of these kinds of people. So if you have someone … Continue reading How to REMOVE TOXIC PEOPLE from Your Life
There's been this emphasis in the spiritual and self-help community for a very long time on being positive, on thinking positive thoughts, and always having a positive attitude. And while this seems like a great idea, I get the impression that many of us don't really understand it. And naturally, many people have a great … Continue reading Positive Thinking & Spiritual Bypassing
I owe a great deal of my contentment and peace of mind simply to not giving a fuck. And we hear this all the time. If you wanna be happy just stop giving a fuck about everything. And while this is great advice, exactly how do you go about not giving a fuck? Because it's … Continue reading How to Not Give a Fuck & Just Be Happy
For many of us on the path of personal growth there's this idea of becoming something greater than what we currently are. There's this idea that we must become whole, become more spiritual, become enlightened. There's all this talk of becoming. But suppose that there is nothing to become. Suppose that whatever we're striving to … Continue reading Return to Authenticity