What helps you carry your load?
Feel the support.
We're all carrying a load, including tasks, challenges, worries, inner criticism, mistreatment from others, physical and emotional pain, loss and illness now or later, and everyday stresses and frustrations.
What are you fighting?
Get out of the war.
By "war" I mean here a mindset, not combat between nations with tanks and bombs. The "war" I'm referring to is an attitude of conflict and animosity toward a person, object, or condition. Parents can feel at...
Do people ever make you mad?
The Practice: Cultivate goodwill.
As the most social and loving species on the planet, we have the wonderful ability and inclination to connect with others, be empathic, cooperate, care and love. On the other hand, we also have the capacity and inclination to...
What are you bracing against?
Relax, you're going to be criticized.
The title of this practice is a little tongue-in-cheek. What I mean is, most of us -- me included -- spend time worrying about criticism: past, present, and even future. Yes, try hard, keep...
Do you bear a grudge?
Transform Ill Will.
Goodwill and ill will are about intention: The will is for good or ill. These intentions are expressed through action and inaction, word and deed, and especially thoughts. How do you feel when you sense another...
What makes your life?
Want to try a little experiment?
Stop breathing. Really. For a few seconds, maybe a few dozen seconds, and see how it feels.
For me, this experiment is an intimate way to experience a deep truth, that we live dependently,...