Reblogged from Mindfulbalance Blog: We all know the top hit of the ego’s silent soundtrack — “If I do this I’ll feel better.” Seeing through our own particular version of this is part of the process of waking up. Again, the essence of this entitlement is the assumption that we can make ourselves, and life, … Read more
Perhaps this post would be more accurately entitled ‘Getting the Ups and Downs of Life in Perspective, because that’s the real challenge we face so often. It’s so incredibly easy to get caught up in the dramas of daily life, the stresses of work, money, relationships – you name it – that we lose sight … Read more
We all have dreams. We all have a vision of the life we want to create. It might be creating a beautiful property for the family in the country, or becoming a writer or musician, a rock star. Maybe it’s opening your own business, or taking a year-long world global adventure. Maybe you have a … Read more
In this post, I write about self-mastery and resilience, about learning to move through life rather than fight and struggle against it. This is about cultivating a strong and resilient inner core. It’s a core that is informed by a way of seeing life that does not view life’s troubles as unwelcome imperfections that need to be avoided, fixed or eradicated. It doesn’t expect things to be smooth indefinitely with the resolution of whatever challenge we’re faced with right now. It’s a world view that accepts these imperfections as integral to the very nature of existence itself.
An article by my wonderful wife, Ophelia Keys. I’ll start by talking about my past experience with anxiety (the bad stuff), but stay with me because I’ll then tell you what it has meant for me as a person and an artist (the good stuff!). If you experience anxiety, it may be helpful for you … Read more
Many of us only see romance as being applicable as a way to getting what we want. A guy will turn on the charm, make a special effort in order at the very beginning of a relationship and then at special times like birthdays, anniversaries etc.. This is all fine and good but it won’t cut it in the long run.
The teacher has to have mastered what they are teaching. Without that their theory is just that, theory.
Maybe ten years ago there was an interesting film called ‘Wag the Dog’. The idea of the title is that if the tail is smarter than the dog then it will wag the dog, and not the other way around. So what? Well it’s incredible the degree to which we underestimate and limit our creative … Read more
Often it happens that we find ourselves getting stuck, or hitting the proverbial brick wall. It becomes all too easy to focus on what is not working, on the problems. When this happens, even if we normally love what we’re doing, our actions become heavy and ‘effortfull.’ The privilege becomes a burden. We have all … Read more