Framing

There is almost always a way to frame things positively, no matter how bad they seem. I have Big Plans™ for how I show up in the world (you’ll notice changes coming soon… don’t worry, I’ll keep you informed)… and those changes involved buying a new internet domain. It would normally cost around $10. But not […]

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Forgive for You…

Have you ever struggled to forgive someone? We all do sometimes. But what we’re forgetting is that forgiveness isn’t for their benefit. It’s for ours. It’s about letting go of our resentment that weighs us down and makes us treat others as if they’re the person who wronged us. Who have you been failing to forgive? Can […]

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Listen

I met someone recently who can’t sleep without the TV or radio on. The problem is that in a silent room, the voice in her head—her inner monologe—got so loud it was unbearable. But like a child, the way to stop that voice isn’t to drown it out. It’s to listen. You don’t have to […]

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Four Steps to Mindfulness

Mindfulness is very simple. Note, I didn’t say easy. The four steps I’ve identified are: 1. Make Space – get quiet, be with yourself. Recognise that you are not your thoughts, and you are not your feelings. 2. Raise Your Consciousness – become aware of the level of consciousness you’re operating from, and work to increase […]

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Simplicity and Perfection

We tend to accumulate in our lives… we accumulate belongings, we accumulate habits, we accumulate beliefs, we accumulate commitments, we accumulate pain. And while we think that having more of these things will make us happy (well, apart from the pain, naturally!), they have the reverse effect. They make us busy and distracted. My life […]

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Happiness vs. Joy

It’s probably fair to say that most people are seeking happiness. It’s also fair to say that many of them don’t find what they’re looking for. The reason, in my experience, is because they’re looking in the wrong place, for the wrong thing. Happiness, as traditionally defined, is found ‘out there’ in the world… in […]

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Get Quiet

I know I’ve said this a thousand times, but most people never actually do it. (It took me long enough to be disciplined, even after I started reaping the benefits) One of the best things we will ever do for our lives is learn to get quiet… learn to sit in silence with only ourselves for company… […]

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