Is That So

Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer… Wait – I’ll let Alan Watts tell the story, since he’s much smarter, funnier, and better looking than I am (plus he has a cool British…

Meditation as Personal Development

“A little mindfulness is better than no mindfulness.” –¬†Dan Harris¬†(probably paraphrasing) Some Buddhists bemoan the fact that their practices have been appropriated, taken out of context, and used for purposes that directly contradict their ethics….

Don’t Affirm – ACT

For a long time, I used positive affirmations in an attempt to improve my life. God knows why I continued for as long as I did, since at best they kept me stuck where I…

Three Keys to Success

“Success is really nothing more than the progressive realization of a worthy ideal. This means that any person who knows what they are doing and where they are going is a success. Any person with…

Locked Doors

About a week ago, I was outside with my dog for his morning business. Petey is an awesome dog – fun, loving, loyal – unless there’s another dog around. He came from a shelter and…

The Dance of Thoughts, Emotions, And Actions

Thoughts cause emotions. Thoughts cause actions. Emotions cause thoughts. Emotions cause actions. Actions cause thoughts. Actions cause emotions. It’s a dance. Some think that the thoughts take the lead, others emotions, and others actions. I…