Balance

To The Great Unknown–rev

Julian Barnes’ Book Nothing to Be Frightened Of begins with these words: “I don’t believe in God, but I miss Him.” That’s how I’ve felt since seven years ago when I quite simply woke...

Don’t Quarrel by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

DON’T QUARREL Who do you argue with? The Practice: Don’t quarrel. Why? It’s one thing to stick up for yourself and others. But it’s a different matter to get caught up in wrangles, contentiousness, squabbles . . . in...

Once Upon a Swim…

I was in the middle of a long training swim one afternoon, preparing for a triathlon, feeling pressured to complete the session, already thinking ahead to the impossible list of things I had to...

You Are God Who? … Me?

  By William T. Hathaway The statement "You are God" seems an absurd and presumptuous blasphemy, so it needs to be clarified. According to pantheism, it's not just you who are God; all of us are...

It’s an Effort…

    I call it as "An Effort" because everything nowadays is an effort. Working is an effort, sleeping peacefully is an effort, writing is an effort, smiling is an effort in fact breathing is an...

Be Helpful by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

BE HELPFUL What can I do? The Practice: Be helpful. Why? I’m doing a series on my personal top five practices (all tied for first place), and have so far named three:meditate (including mindfulness, self-awareness, and, if you like, prayer), take...

Enough Excuses, Lets Go!

I’m watching a video of an outdoor adventure and these guys are using just basic equipment and having a blast. Wow, I could never go with just basic equipment. I have to have all...

Recognize Suffering in Others by Rick Hanson Ph.D.

RECOGNIZE SUFFERING IN OTHERS Where Does It Hurt? The Practice: Recognize suffering in others. Why? We’re usually aware of our own suffering, which – broadly defined – includes the whole range of physical and mental discomfort, from mild headache...

Lighten Up by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

LIGHTEN UP What’s weighing you down? The Practice: Lighten up. Why? On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. What’s in your own backpack? If you’re like most of us, you’ve got too many...

Its Okay to Ask for Help

“I don’t know what to do, I’ve tried everything!” This technical problem had been going on for a few days and I was totally stumped.  Solving technical problems is what I do all day...