Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

An Open Mind – Day 2

April 25, 2017

Whenever we start thinking we’ve seen, heard, or done it all, we can be assured we haven’t. Something new is just around the corner. Application: Whenever lazy thinking kicks in,…

An Open Mind – Day 1

April 24, 2017

“It was the night of my weekly recovery group,” a woman said to me. “I had to make myself attend the meeting. We had a guest speaker from out of…

Say what you did

April 23, 2017

“How do you think it went?” Rob, my flight instructor asked me after my one-hour flying lesson. I was used to this part of the drill by now. After a…

Anger at Family Members

April 22, 2017

Many of us have anger toward certain members of our family. Some of us have much anger and rage—anger that seems to go on year after year. For many of…

Stop reading between the lines

April 21, 2017

Chelsea dated Tom for five years. During the course of those years, Tom told Chelsea that he didn’t want a serious relationship, and she shouldn’t get serious about him. Chelsea…

Letting Go of the Need to Control

April 20, 2017

The rewards from detachment are great: serenity; a deep sense of peace; the ability to give and receive love in self-enhancing, energizing ways; and the freedom to find real solutions…

Practice diplomacy

April 19, 2017

Taking care of ourselves doesn’t give us the right to be mean. Just because we’re telling the truth, we don’t need to tear people apart. Sometimes when we start to…

Resisting Negativity

April 18, 2017

Some people are carriers of negativity. They are storehouses of pent-up anger and volatile emotions. Some remain trapped in the victim role and act in ways that further their victimization.…

Be as clear as possible

April 17, 2017

Marcia doesn’t like to hurt other people’s feelings. So when she doesn’t want to date or see someone anymore, she doesn’t tell them that. She lies. But she calls it…

Finding Our Own Truth

April 16, 2017

We must each discover our own truth. It does not help us if those we love find their truth. They cannot give it to us. It does not help if…