Turning Towards, Not Away from Difficult Emotions

veil over Mystery width= How remarkable it is that as soon as we experience a “negative” emotion, most persons promptly go to war with it. It’s as if there’s an instinct to aversion that will twist, knead, beat, expunge, or whitewash the unwelcome emotion – do anything, but experience it.

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Two Veils Hide the Mystery Within

veil over Mystery width= So many of the world’s contemplative and religious traditions speak of the Mystery within you and me. Despite being so near, for all practical purposes Buddha mind, the Kingdom of Heaven, or True Nature – however you call it – seems so far from our experience as to be just rumor. Why is this so?

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Are you searching for your life’s purpose?

Getting UnstuckWhen I meet persons who are searching for their purpose in life, while I empathize with and sometimes admire their passion, nevertheless I feel the very search for purpose defeats its being found. Where would you expect to find your life’s purpose? Under a rock? There’s an alternative to searching.

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Getting Unstuck from the Rut in Your Life

Getting UnstuckAt one time or another, we all get stuck in a rut. Perhaps it’s an unfulfilling job or relationship. When you realize you are in a rut, what can you do? How can you get unstuck?

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Are You a Machine or a Person? Dehumanization and Work-Life Balance

work-life balanceSo often, our jobs demand that we sacrifice our personal lives for the sake of corporate profit. No, the human person does not exist as a sacrifice to be made to the God of Business; business exists for the commerce that provides a passable support for human life. Still that is too modest an assertion.

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