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Often, we look for spiritual experiences in the objective world.  We might surround ourselves in the serenity of a Zen garden or go to...

Self-Doubt

Many of today’s self-help pundits proclaim that self-doubt should be abolished, and it’s advice we typically hear from friends and relatives, “don’t doubt yourself!” ...

What is Beauty?

We seem to let society and the media define beauty for us.  What often comes to mind are people from magazine covers, or film...

The Paradox of Fear

What are you afraid of?  This is a perennial question, and nearly everyone has a laundry list for an answer.  Here’s an interesting exercise...

The Puzzle Pieces

Do you ever feel like something is missing in your life?  This is such a common and ingrained feeling, so deeply rooted that it...

Repressed Feelings

Think about your social media photos or postings.  What we reveal to the world is curated, carefully crafted to only highlight our best.  It’s...

Pain and Presence

Pain is as common as rain.  For some, it comes once in a while, then it is gone.  For others, it rains every day. ...

Finding Life’s Purpose With Ikigai

Very often we wonder about our purpose.  Early in our lives, the fire and excitement of youth and our goals and ambitions keep us...

True Compassion: Becoming “Life Sensitive”

“Random acts of kindness” is a phrase we all love. Most of us try to practice it every day with many acts of compassion...

God-sized Hole

A famous advertising executive once said, “We’re never going to make a commercial that says you’re okay, exactly as you are.”  For most people,...