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
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
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
There is so much mystery and misunderstanding around the words “spiritual” and “spirituality”, and I was going to make an attempt to clarify what it is we're talking about here. But as I sat down to write, over and over again, I found it to be a very difficult task. Our language is often limited … Continue reading What is Spirituality?
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
Do you feel like you're lost in life with no sense of direction, no sense of purpose, no great ambition or inspiration? Maybe you feel stuck. Maybe you feel stagnant. Maybe you feel like you're at a standstill and you don't know what to do with yourself. You've probably watched a dozen other videos and … Continue reading How to Awaken Inspiration When You Feel Lost in Life
Lasting happiness is what everyone is ultimately searching for, and yet it seems illusive. Happiness comes in waves that rise and recede. We find ourselves happy in one moment, followed by moments of misery, depression and despair. We desire a happiness that is lasting, unwavering and constant, and yet it seems that happiness is never … Continue reading Can We Find Lasting Happiness?
We all have that feeling from time to time that whatever we’re doing, wherever we are in life, that there is this underlying sense of emptiness, as if something is missing. And no matter what we do, we never feel quite satisfied. We try to fill that void with experiences and material acquisitions, but nothing … Continue reading Feeling the Void Within