Thought Investment

So many thoughts enter and pass through our minds every day.  So many, in fact, that we stop really noticing them.  It’s like a TV or radio continuously playing in the background.  Because we do not really notice them as thoughts, as manifestations outside of our true inner self, it is tantalizing to follow them….

How to Be Happy

A common misleading idea that many of us fall into is that we must find happiness outside of our own selves. The formula goes like this: Have —-> Do —-> Be If I have this new car, then I will be able to drive to the beach whenever I want, and then I will be…

How to Find Your Path

Okay, so this title is a little misleading. Because you’re already on it. It’s tempting to imagine your path as a place just a few feet away from where you are now, if only you could find it. Right now you might feel lost in dark, thick woods, where the footing is not great and…

Acceptance

Resistance causes suffering. It also does not change outward situations. Instead, it can cause you to exert unnecessary energy as you brace against the shift that is happening. Change is inevitable; all things change. Change is often uncomfortable, but it is usually our resistance to change that makes it this way. What is a solution?…

Letting Go

“Life is to be lived, not controlled.”  – Ralph Ellison I asked my horse to take me for a ride today. I slipped on a bareback pad and his bitless bridle. I wore my heavy winter coat, a helmet and my walking shoes, since I had no stirrups. I had the gate to the arena…

Inside Voices

Here is the opposite of intuition: painfully conscious, brain-grinding thought. The kind that you are encouraged to do at school. As if by sifting through the fact files of your mind you will conceive new, ingenious answers to really complicated problems. Not true. The mind is great at imagination, creativity and giving form, color and…