Category Archives: Belief

The power of the heart and mind to shape reality

Making the connection

It’s all about relationships. This has been a longstanding core belief to me — the idea that everything is interconnected and that life is largely about discovering and improving the many relationships we have. Relationships are at the heart of the two … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

Happiness is found in simple things — a refreshing glass of water, a friendly smile… or the fortunate state of being aware of these things. Share

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To live

“To live means to experience — through doing, feeling, thinking. Experience takes place in time, so time is the ultimate scarce resource we have. Over the years, the content of experience will determine the quality of life. Therefore one of … Continue reading

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Make that change

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Freedom

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Thinking about thinking

Happiness involves a kind of “meta-awareness” — a consciousness of consciousness. That is, being aware of what we’re thinking enables us to let go of negative thoughts that produce feelings of unhappiness within us. Through awareness of our thoughts, we … Continue reading

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Happiness is…

Happiness is what’s left after we strip away cluttery thoughts of ego and attachment. Ironically, our own thinking is the stumbling block we must overcome to be content and happy. Like anything that’s real and true, happiness is with us all … Continue reading

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Don’t worry. Be happy.

Admittedly, I never really thought about the lyrical wisdom expressed in Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit song. Sure, the catchy, upbeat tune makes you want to smile and whistle along — which, funnily enough, takes your mind off worries and engenders … Continue reading

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Becoming free

That about says it all.  🙂 This post is dedicated to Krista Murphy, a longtime friend, compatriot and genuine seeker of wisdom and truth. She’s also someone who likes to share a good laugh — undoubtedly one of friendship’s greatest gifts. … Continue reading

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Purging emotional clutter

Forgiveness — letting things go — is the key to healing and inner peace. External clutter often mirrors internal disarray — it’s usually a visible sign of inner turmoil or distress in our lives. Effectively purging external “crap” is only … Continue reading

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