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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 […]

Just as a storm in the atmosphere of the earth is born of conflicting fronts of different temperatures colliding with one another, so too must there be conflicting forces within us in order to form a mental or emotional storm. […]

We live in an invisible sea of thoughts, feelings, and emotions — all of which are a product of a system that is constantly recirculating itself. Use the powerful principles presented in this talk to step out of the pain-filled […]