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Gratitude- your suffering stops here

I wrote this article on gratitude 11 years ago at the age of 58. Reading it today at 70, this first paragraph is no longer true for me. I’m leaving it in anyway. At 58, I am not one inch closer to satisfying my desires or avoiding my fears than at age 6. They have only changed form. It’s a losers’ game. Fear of pain and poverty and insatiable desire …Read More

Feel Your Goodwill

Feel yourself as a center of goodwill and the power to enact that goodness. Feel yourself as the strong, burning desire to make good things happen.  You know you wish for a better life; to be a better person; to be able to do the good and beneficial things you wish you could do.   Right now, feel that this is true.  Acknowledge that you really, genuinely do desire good …Read More

Kindness: The Protector of the Persecuted

Criticizing yourself because you are sick or overweight or because you are not taking better care of yourself is self-persecution.   Once again for the millionth time, I find myself judging myself.  This time because I caught myself using my mind to create anxiety.  For many years I have interpreted anxiety as a misuse of my mind.  I am aware that anxiety breeds more anxiety and that I can choose …Read More

How Does Your Body Talk to You?

Sarah sits before me with tears in her eyes. “I feel like something is wrong with me. I’m degenerating, and I don’t know what to do.” At 50 she is experiencing an array of physical problems, including bad digestion, osteoporosis, 30 pounds of extra weight and 40 percent less energy. “Sarah, what it is like for you to live in your body?” “It’s miserable. I really hate it. I’m taking …Read More

The Body

Your body understands no jesting; She is always true, always serious, always severe; She is always right, and the errors and faults are always those of man. The man incapable of appreciating Her She despises; And only to the apt, the pure and the true Does She resign Herself and reveal Her secrets.               ~Goethe Your body is a living mirror of you—of your attitudes, your wisdom and your ability …Read More