High performance is a real thing. More interestingly, it’s something that can be deconstructed and presented to us in the form of habits. Why wouldn’t we like to know what they are?
If emotions are signals, we better learn how to read them instead of pushing them away. It’s not an easy tasks but if we want a life of self-knowledge and meaning, we truly can’t skip it.
Are we acting out of compassion or is it something else? Learn about the near enemies of compassion as presented by Chris Germer and based on Buddhist psychology.
When we’re in shame, we tend to close off. We think we’re flawed, unworthy of love and connection, and we don’t want to be found out.
So what are the ways for us to leave this shame spiral?
Working with our minds isn’t easy. But maybe we’re approaching this work in a wrong way?
Listen to what Michael Singer has to say about mindfulness — and what beautiful metaphor he presents to us.
Have you ever assessed your source of unhappiness and found it to be something rather ridiculous?
Even when it’s something real? If we deepen our mindfulness practice – or simply use this reminder – we can experience more freedom and lightness, even when we’re in pain.
On Pride Month or any other month, I invite you to choose a part of your legacy to be to create a society (a community!) that is a bit more open, a bit more inclusive, and a bit more compassionate. But I hope that legacy involves speaking out for our LGBTQ community. That is nothing “in addition” to our compassion, kindness, and courage. That’s what they look like in action.
Could there be more dimensions to our liberation?
This was the question that came to mind as I was watching an interview with ALOK.
ALOK (Alok Vaid-Menon) is a writer, public speaker, and artist whose very existence seems threatening to some.
Why? You’ll see it in this interview.
When times are worrisome (I do mean politics, yes!), we have to be careful not to turn to anger for fuel and not to confuse hatred with a measure of care.
“Happy 2-year COVID anniversary!” I thought to myself recently.
And decided to do a quick episode on it.