We hide behind our computer screens, worried about what people may think of us and our ideas; we're too scared to put ourselves out there. Too scared to tell our story, to be ourselves!
Mindfulness helps us see the ways in which our actions aren't in correlation with ideals we have about ourselves, and in this way it helps us become more aware of our own interior states, which leads to being more empathetic for others and more authentic.
Love is the most powerful emotion a human being can experience. The strange think is, that almost nobody knows what love is. Why is it so difficult to find love? That is easy to understand, if you know that the word "love" is not the same as one's feeling of love.
Here's an idea. This year, turn Thanksgiving into Thinks-giving. Unplug. Yup. The whole day without digital engagement. No screens. No big balloon parades. No football.
While Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for all the blessings already in our lives, it's much more than a dinner. What if you felt grateful for life itself, and for the in-your-face miracle of waking up another day? Shift your perspective -- your gratitude will grow.
My perception of the world and the people around me is a mirror of my inner attitudes, core beliefs and old emotional wounds. Like so many, I considered my mind to be superior to my heart, and felt that being emotional and vulnerable was a weakness.
It's a wonderful thing to know that at any moment you have the freedom, the ability, the power to choose what to do and how to live your life. Choice is the greatest gift we get from life.
In her book, Tara Mohr explains how the emotional brain makes up stories exaggerating how bad things are, future predicting how awful it's going to be, and presuming worse case scenarios for what others think.
Walter Murray and I were classmates at Harvard Divinity School (HDS) in 1985. We both had careers before seminary. I was a family therapist with Hispa...
Think of it as our human software - the spiritual operating system that orients everything we do. It guides us as we think, work, play, love, create...
On my end, I've written that my meditation practice has been my "saving grace." Okay, if I am going to be honest... it is stronger than that. It has saved my life. With my daughter, I probably would have lingered in a consistent state of depression. I've had bouts, but with my practice I could always get out of it.
There are periods where you become unaware of what brings you the most joy, or what makes you feel most filled up because there are the trivial and no...
I know, life sucks right now. You're frustrated and no one gets what you're going through. You've been tossed about in the moshpit known as life, and you're tired of smacking into people. It seems like it's going to be this way forever. But it won't be.
Understand, this too, shall pass. Like the waves of the tide, your moods ebb and flow. You can trust in the ways of the universe -- your low mood will lift in time.
By entering the stillness inside, you will cut through the static, mental movies or whatever else is playing inside your head. In the stillness, all the answers reside.
Resist the tide. Leave law school not as an attorney, but rather as a human being who happens to be an attorney.