Relationships

You Don’t Like Your Job and Other Bad Explanations for Your Unhappiness

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t…

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Making the Big Turn into the Poised Life

Warriors face the oncoming time.  Normally, we face time as it recedes from us.  Only warriors can change that and face time as it advances on them.   Carlos Castaneda, The…

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Get Rich by Imitating the Universe: Bonding and Building the Teams of Your Life

What we long for is profound intimacy of relationship.  Our human imagination brought something radically new to Earth’s life; the capacity to experience the world from another’s perspective. Brian Swimm…

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To Awaken, We Need Feedback, Lots of It

“In any spiritual teaching, there is only one thing that is being taught–awakening.”                        Eckhart Tolle   We are in a stage of human evolution that values…

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We Can’t Love Anybody When We Feel Sorry for Ourselves

Most people don’t realize that their self-pity and victim-hood are a problem that keeps them locked in-to the ordinary life of periodic complaint, anger, resentment, and irritation. Feeling justified in…

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Is It Time to Pull the Plug on Some People in Your Life?

Some of our relationships are toxic and leave us depleted. But we don’t seem able to pull the plug, even though we should. When we fail to pull the plug,…

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To Shake Things Up, We Need High Quality Talk

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.   Pema Chodron Human beings are talking, and talking, and talking. Our species,…

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Friendships Come with a Poised Life

You can go without marriage, or justice, or honor, but friendship is indispensable to life.     David Brooks, “Startling Adult Friendships,” NY Times, 9.18.14 If friendship is indispensable to life, lots…

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Poised People Can Stop the Killing

For 30,000 years our species has been changing remarkably quickly. And we’re not done yet.  Still Evolving (After All These Years), John Hawks in Scientific   American,    September,   2014  To our…

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What’s the Biggest Question of Your Life

Let’s say that you will pursue the answers to only one question during your lifetime with the aim of creating the best possible life for yourself. Once you decide which…

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