Worrying About What Others Think

While meditating this morning, I realized that the majority of the time my attention was focused on either past or future interactions with others. On further reflection, I found a common “theme” to all of them: my ego was especially concerned with what other people thought about me. Reflecting on …

The Contradictory Laws of Attraction

At some point in life, you might notice (as I did) that there are seemingly two contradictory Laws of Attraction: Law of Attraction #1: “Opposites Attract” Law of Attraction #2: “Like Attracts Like” The “opposites attract” law is generally used to describe how two very different people ended up in …

Joy Comes from Giving

“Joy in life comes from loving others and giving to others, not in being loved or receiving from others.” -Joel S. Goldsmith As much as we would all love to believe that joy actually comes from giving, deep down we probably don’t really believe this way (if we are honest …

The Healing Journey

The healing journey is a path of self-discovery. When your body becomes ill, it is frequently a signal that there is something within you that you have hidden from yourself. Often, it has been hidden away for so long that you don’t even remember what it is that you’ve buried. …

Prayer is the Absence of Desire

One of the most common uses of prayer is to make requests. It might be to pray for somebody who is sick, pray for help with some sort of financial or emotional hardship, or pray for some sort of miracle to happen. Whatever the prayer is for, the general request …

Understanding Suicide

Introduction At a key turning point in my life, I made a decision to quit my job so that I could focus on a new career that I was very excited about pursuing. Although the move was a bit risky, I had a fair amount of money in the bank …

Depression: Rethinking the Cause and the Cure

Introduction: the scope of the problem According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), “Major Depressive Disorder” affects 16.1 million American adults in any given year, and the National Institute of Mental Health notes that an additional 3.3 million American adults suffer from “Persistent Depressive Disorder”. Although other …