Category Archives: Freedom

Experiencing the joy of authentic living and freedom from fear

When tools enslave

I’m not a luddite; I love technology and information-era tools. But I can’t help feeling that most people with smartphones are more addicted to their devices than they realize or care to admit….  And that’s kind of scary. Having access … Continue reading

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Knowing that we can’t know

From ancient Egyptians to classical Greeks, the maxim “know thyself” has been a long-revered approach to self-inquiry and understanding. But what if “know thyself” means knowing you can’t actually know yourself? Although we’re self-reflective beings, we’re never able to cross … Continue reading

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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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The reality of interbeing

“To be is to inter-be. You cannot just be by yourself alone. You have to inter-be with every other thing. This sheet of paper is, because everything else is.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Share

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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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