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  • We all could use more Radical Acceptance

    We all could use more Radical Acceptance

    “Radical Acceptance is the art of engaging fully in this world” The final chapter of Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach brings all of the themes of the book together for one final reminder: None of us are separate. None of us are unworthy.

  • We are all “waking up” together

    We are all “waking up” together

    We are wounded in relationship and we need to heal in relationship. While so much of the wise teachings in the book Radical Acceptance focus on our relationship with ourselves and our solitary practices to be at peace with who we are, the theme of the eleventh chapter is that we can’t get there alone. […]

  • Forgiving yourself and others is super hard (and just might be the most important thing you’ll ever learn)

    Forgiving yourself and others is super hard (and just might be the most important thing you’ll ever learn)

    Let’s be honest, forgiving someone who has done something wrong (including yourself) is really hard. The biggest barrier to forgiveness (for me) is thinking of it as “losing”. It can feel like if I forgive someone, I’m saying what happened was ok, when it wasn’t. That’s the wrong way to think about it but I […]

  • Ask yourself “how can I be more kind”?

    Ask yourself “how can I be more kind”?

    We all know how it feels to be looked after. When we’re upset and someone offers genuine care for us, we shift from feeling closed off and alone to more safe and open. This is easily observed by parents when comforting their kids, or by anyone who has blown off steam with a close friend. […]

  • Lying down on an icy couch

    Lying down on an icy couch

    Everyone feels fear. From the fear of public speaking to anxiety over meeting new people and even the fear of heights, our fears are everywhere and can keep us from living a full life. Fear is uncomfortable, like “lying on an icy couch”, and our natural instinct is to move away from it. Yet, there […]

  • I love this vs I need this

    I love this vs I need this

    “Men are not free when they are doing just what they like. Men are only free when they are doing what the deepest self likes.” D. H. Lawrence I love the work I do. It is fun and endlessly interesting for me to help others with technology. However, there are times where I feel like […]

  • Living life from the neck up

    Living life from the neck up

    “If you aren’t in your body, what significance is there in your experience this moment? Are you preparing, so that you can be here in the future? Are you setting up conditions by saying to yourself, “When such and such happens I’ll have time, I’ll be here.” If you are not here, what are you […]

  • Inviting Mara to tea

    Inviting Mara to tea

    “When we put down ideas of what life should be like, we are free to wholeheartedly say yes to our life as it is.” No matter how hard you try to be the best version of yourself, you will always have instances where fear, self-doubt, malice, or temptation rear their head and come to knock […]