What Anger Taught Me About Suffering

And how this knowledge led to joy A broken relationship Years ago, I started conversing with my emotions. I’d sometimes talked about my emotions, but it never occurred to me to converse directly with them. I’d never tried to understand their point of view or decode their messages. Instead, I forced them to be as…

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Not Who I Was — Not Yet Who I Will Be

Lessons on transformation from alchemy, myth, and the butterfly Six months ago, I asked the Universe to put me in the crucible for transformation. It did so. I made this request because I sensed the ending of a life cycle. I remembered the pain that arises when we resist what should be a natural growth…

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Four “Truths” We Believe in Without Even Knowing We Do

How to recognize and free ourselves from cultural conditioning Cultural conditioning From the time we are children, we build a collection of “truths” about the world. We don’t know that they are actually true; we haven’t studied them in-depth, nor have we put them to the test. We believe they’re true because we always have.…

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