Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

Perspective – Day 2

May 21, 2019

Zoom in. Zoom out. Then try looking at the conversation or the situation from another point of view. Application: Whenever we find ourselves overreacting, we may want to zoom out…

Perspective – Day 1

May 20, 2019

Whenever other people say we’ve got to keep things in perspective, I wonder whose perspective they’re talking about—mine or theirs. Perspective is more than a point of view. It’s looking…

Vulnerable Honesty – Day 7

May 19, 2019

We don’t have to run around the world dripping feelings. But every once in a while, a little sugar is nice. Prayer: Teach me the power of words that come…

Vulnerable Honesty – Day 6

May 18, 2019

Thank God being cold, harsh, brass, and flippant is finally on the way to becoming passé. Vulnerable honesty is coming back in style. Gratitude Focus: We can be grateful whenever…

Vulnerable Honesty – Day 5

May 17, 2019

The first time I practiced vulnerable honesty was many years ago. I was talking to a clergyperson. I was going over a list of shortcomings and things I’d done wrong.…

Vulnerable Honesty – Day 4

May 16, 2019

Before we can be honest with anyone else, we need to be honest with ourselves. Inventory Focus: How do you do with sharing the tender part of you, the soft…

Vulnerable Honesty – Day 3

May 15, 2019

Vulnerable honesty is a powerful thing. When we’re vulnerable and honest, people respond well to it. Vulnerable dishonesty can be powerful too. It looks and feels like vulnerable honesty, but…

Vulnerable Honesty – Day 2

May 14, 2019

Honesty is the best policy. But sometimes vulnerable honesty is better yet. Application: It’s not always appropriate to be vulnerably honest. But when we start practicing it, we’ll be surprised…

Vulnerable Honesty – Day 1

May 13, 2019

Him: “I’d like to see you tonight.” Her: “I’d like to see you too, but I need to work. I miss you a lot, and if I had a preference,…

Commitment – Day 7

May 12, 2019

Saying “I will” is a powerful thing. It carves a path through life. Prayer: Please guide me in making commitments. Teach me that my commitments guide my life. Help me…