Category: Inspiration

we need each other

A genuine and deep feeling of gratitude emerges as step into our receptive or yin nature and open up to being helped. Most of us pride ourselves on how self-sufficient we are. We like being responsible and being able to take care of ourselves. This is exactly why it can be so very frustrating when …

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the blame game

As we begin to understand that the world outside of us is merely a reflection of the world inside of us, we may feel confused about who is to blame for the current problems we face. For example, If we had a difficult upbringing, we may wonder how we can take responsibility for that, and …

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Do Less, Accomplish More

The yogis say, do less and accomplish more. I’ve heard this repeated frequently over the past few years but I don’t think I really understood what it meant until very recently. There is an old story of a man riding very fast on a horse. As he rides past a friend who is standing on …

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parli Italiano?

The buddha said, “Don’t believe anything second hand.” And I couldn’t agree more. Don’t believe anything because its written in ink in an ancient book. Don’t believe anything because everyone knows it’s true. Don’t believe anything because of habit. Don’t believe anything arising in your own mind mistaking your imagination for truth. Don’t believe anything …

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just say No

When used mindfully and with compassion, No is a powerful instrument of integrity and a way to create healthy boundaries. It often takes a lot of courage to say. It is hard to receive. But setting limits ultimately sets us free. There will come a moment when you say, “No” without any justification or excuses …

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not for everyone

You are great. I don’t care what your thing is, I believe that you are great at something or maybe you’re great at a whole lot of things. But no matter how great you are at however many amazing, impressive or important things, no amount of expertise, experience, or passion will mean that everyone will like you. Let …

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