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Beating pessimism, Or, always look on the bright side of life

posted by B. Dave Walters

“A pessimist is one who feels bad when he feels good for fear he’ll feel worse when he feels better.” – Anonymous A friend of mine asked me to help her beat her pessimism, so I decided to dedicate today’s […]

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Breaking the prison of fear Or, how to be happy all the time (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” -Fulton Oursler Is there anything you want to do, but just don’t? Is there anything you know you NEED to do, but […]

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Why God, Why; Or, Letting Go II (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

The Root of pain is Attachment; this is the second Noble Truth. -Buddha As I have mentioned in the past, Los Angeles has quite a few bitter, unhappy people in it. Because for whatever reason, their goals have not manifested […]

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The Heart Vs. The Mind; Or, Science And Its Darker Twin

posted by B. Dave Walters

There have been a handful of times in my life when I felt like certain things were ‘given’ to me by a higher power, and all I had to do was get it out and written down. This is one […]

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Giving thanks; Or, 10 Things to be grateful for (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

Today is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., but I want to take some time out from cooking turkey to have a quick talk about what you’re grateful for. First, let me say that even though Thanksgiving is set aside as […]

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Q&A: “Why do all guys cheat?”

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) Question submitted via Formspring “Hello Dave, I must admit that I like your articles on beliefnet and will like you to keep it up. My question is why is it so hard trying to get involved with a guy […]

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Jesus and Buddha, their sayings compared; Or, meeting with the Masters

posted by B. Dave Walters

We have discussed Buddhism and how to ‘properly’ interpret scripture before, so today we will discuss the parallel sayings of two of the world’s Great Masters: Buddha and Jesus Christ. Originally, this article was intended to compare, contrast, and explain these passages; but upon […]

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Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional , Or, why things go wrong, and how to make them go right

posted by B. Dave Walters

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a […]

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Pornography, masturbation, and sin oh my!

posted by B. Dave Walters

Unedited questions submitted via Formspring: “I have a great girlfriend and we have a good sex life. But I watch porn everyday and I feel ashamed. I’ve tried to stop but after about a week I go back to my old […]

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Homosexuality, virginity, guilt, and sex; Or, does God want you to wait till marriage?

posted by B. Dave Walters

This was one of my my controversial (and popular) articles to date.   In honor of the Beliefnet post on “Who said it: Jesus or Paul” (and the challenge of Christianity vs Paulianity) I am reposting it here: Question submitted […]

How to Trust; Or, how to Forgive (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

If you have been following this blog, then you have no doubt heard that you have to forgive the people in your life who have hurt you. No matter who it was, no matter what they’ve done: forgive them. The […]

What God is like, Or, how to see for yourself (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“All complex things decay…work out your own salvation with diligence” -Buddha’s dying words The reason why I became a Spiritual Coach, and do the work that I do, is because I am working hard to bring God back to the forefront […]

What’s so special about 11/11/11?

posted by B. Dave Walters

I must admit, when  my little girl was born 1 year ago today (at 10:10 am no less), I was a little excited about the fact that she’d be one on 11/11/11. So, what’s the big deal about 11/11/11? Wikipedia […]

Q&A: “How to deal with someone who beats his parents” (!!!)

posted by B. Dave Walters

(Unedited) Question submitted via Formspring “How to deal with someone who beats his parents on a regular basis? His parents tried everything to fix his aggressive character but he doesn’t want to come out of the shell of his own. […]

Depression, Or, why so serious? (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression. No man is free who cannot control himself.” -Pythagoras For reasons I discussed in the video below, there is a world of difference between someone who is a bit […]

Q&A: “Should I convert to Islam for the sake of a man?”

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring: “I’ve met a great guy who is a Muslim. He won’t date me cause I am not Muslim. I know he likes me. I am 20 and I want to do the right thing, my friends say […]

Catching flies with honey, Or, listening to be heard (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“If you can’t communicate with your partner, then you don’t have a relationship” – B. Dave Walters OK, normally I would never quote myself, but this time it is justified! I have said again and again that if you can’t […]

Understanding Mrs. Right; Or, traveling to Venus (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her.” Victor Hugo Even though my emphasis is on ‘Spirituality’, the fact of the matter is the easiest way to […]

Understanding Mr. Right; Or, how to train your husband (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“It takes time to persuade men to do even what is for their own good” -Thomas Jefferson Even though my emphasis is on ‘Spirituality’, the fact of the matter is the easiest way to see God is through feeling the […]

How to BE Mr/s Right, Or, spiritual loving II (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge” -Thomas Carlyle People say dating is hard in Los Angeles, because of the facades that people put up; but I think dating and relationships can be challenging all over the world. […]

Letting go, Or, after the love is gone (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

  *This was my most popular article to date…how to get over anyone or anything!* “I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good […]

Spiritual loving, Or, finding Mr/s. Right

posted by B. Dave Walters

*My most popular writings to date was a series of articles I did on relationships: how to find that special someone, how to BE that special someone; how to understand how men think, and how women think, and how to […]

How to stop worrying and give up stress

posted by B. Dave Walters

In a recent episode of my radio show, Rise UP with B. Dave Walters we talked about worry, stress, and how to deal with it.  One of the core principles of Buddhism known as the 4 Noble Truths can really help shed […]

Q&A: Self-control; Or, How to manage your moods (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring.me: “Hi Dave, do you have any advice on controlling moods. Today was a kinda off day for me. A guy was trying to flirt with me at the grocery store, and I completely blew him off. […]

Q&A: “I stay because I’m afraid of being alone, but what can I do?”

posted by B. Dave Walters

Question submitted via Formspring “I stay with him because I’m afraid of being alone, but what can I do?” I have gone on record many time before saying that it is better to be alone, then to be with the […]

Stress, the silent killer; Or, learning to chill out (VIDEO)

posted by B. Dave Walters

“Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” -Hamlet When I moved to Los Angeles a few years back, one of the things that struck me was people’s total and complete lack of coping skills! It is […]

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Making use of the last Super Moon of 2015
October 27 will mark the last of three consecutive ‘Super Moon’ full moons of 2015. This month has already been a very high-energy time, which may have resulted in thin skins, and more than a few sleepless nights.  [caption ...

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