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When you start to feel the weight of thoughts and feelings pulling on you, you must work to come awake to their presence so that you aren’t drawn down into their world.

Once upon a time, there was an eco-tour guide in Africa who was considered the safest guide in all of Africa because virtually no one got hurt on his tours. You would think that people would flock to this eco-tour […]

Question: When things don’t work out in my life — when I lose someone or something — I am plagued by thoughts over what could have/should have been. How do I pull myself out of this obsessive thinking about what I […]

Allowing your mind to dwell on any unwanted moment — anticipating that the more thought you give to finding a solution to that pain — the sooner you’ll be set free from it — is like hoping to escape a prison cell by […]

When the doctor taps your knee and it suddenly jerks, you don’t get upset with your leg for jumping out of control. Why? Because in that moment, you realize your temporary jumpy experience is an involuntary physical reaction. But, how […]

When it comes to anxiety or any negative state, watch the emotion and let it slowly dissipate. Learn to bear what is revealed…

The next time you feel yourself starting to become frustrated, angry or scared, do your best to confirm this vital insight: Negative emotions cannot exist without having something to blame for their punishing presence. The clearer for yourself you can […]

Listen in to an enlightening and entertaining spiritual story about a young woman who gets carried away with “dance partners” (thoughts and feelings) that don’t have her best interests at heart. After being “mugged” three times, she tells one more […]

If we can see how positive inner states lead to positive life experiences, then we can also see that negative inner states must attract negative results. Shedding light on this dark cycle will help us bring an end to it […]

Question: I need some kind of new motivation for doing things that I just don’t feel like doing, even though I know I need to do them. Where do I look? Answer: All procrastination is rooted in resistance. The mind […]