Easing Our Worried Minds

Easing Our Worried Minds

  Conscious Living   For anyone going through anxiety, worry or tension, COVID has been a potent gathering point, a clearly defined cause of distress.  Yet, the chances are good that if we are dealing with anxiety now, it may have begun long before the...
For The Sake of All Beings

For The Sake of All Beings

  Consciously Shifting the World Several weeks ago, I took a Bodhisattva vow.  That is a traditional Buddhist ritual, where one pledges to work to reach enlightenment for the sake of all beings.   When I described it to friends who are not on that path, I said...
Rules for Aligned Self Awareness

Rules for Aligned Self Awareness

  Getting Conscious about Who We Are   Of all the things humans can do, the ability to choose is possibly our only superpower.  I’m not talking about which of fifty brands of dish soap to select, or what school to send the kids to.  I mean something...
Watch Yourself

Watch Yourself

  Self Awareness   There’s a lot of talk in the self-improvement world about being self aware.  We are exhorted to notice our thoughts, feelings, experiences.  Maybe even keep a journal.  Sometimes the purpose is to record it all, get it down somewhere...
Healing and Spirituality:  Chicken and Egg

Healing and Spirituality: Chicken and Egg

  Conscious Living   Spirituality is full of paradox and contradictions.  It holds the promise of greater peace and happiness, but just as often delivers pain and heartache, at least temporarily.  We think we know what we are getting into, but in fact we may...