Inner Peace Articles

Closure is a myth, but progress is not. Nothing ends and nothing stays the same, which means you never arrive AND you never stay still. Living in the middle like this is a delicate balance and a big part of living skillfully. Here are three applications of this idea: The further you go, the deeper ... Continue Reading »
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Small is Beautiful

February 26th, 2013
Freddie Mercury, the larger than life lead singer for Queen, said The bigger the better; in everything. With all due respect to Freddie, and I have  LOT of respect for him, I’m not so sure about this one. When size is the prize, nothing is ever big enough. The bigger is better mindset is one ... Continue Reading »
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How Much Is Enough?

February 12th, 2013
How much money, possessions, fitness, love, trust, happiness, anything….. is enough to satisfy our cravings? The biggest problem with the consumer driven mindset is that it dulls our inner “enough” alarm. It’s like Aesop’s famous story about the goose and the golden egg. The farmer was down on his luck when one day he saw ... Continue Reading »
Author and activist Terry Tempest Williams wrote about “staying in the middle” in Leap. In the middle of my life, I am coming to see the middle path as a walk with wisdom where conversations of complexity can be found, that the middle path is the path of movement. . . . In the right ... Continue Reading »
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Inner Peace and Acceptance

December 2nd, 2012
I was surfing channels recently and caught the scene in the Jack Nicholson movie As Good As It Gets. Nicholson plays the part of Melvin who has extreme OCD. In this scene Melvin is leaving the psychiatrist’s office after another frustrating session. He walks into the waiting room full of glum looking people, looks around ... Continue Reading »
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Inner Peace Hits the Spot

November 25th, 2012
“That hit the spot.” It’s such a common phrase that we take its meaning for granted. After a fabulous meal or a quiet nap we say, “That really hit the spot” or on a hot summer’s day we say “That ice cold drink hit the spot”. After hearing an awesome piece of music you might ... Continue Reading »
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Inner Peace and Letting Go

November 11th, 2012
Inner peace? We all want it, and we want it now. So how do you get it?  Nobody can give you inner peace. You have to find it yourself. Its not even something you find. You just have to stop burying it. It is your own thoughts that are denying you this innate experience. It ... Continue Reading »
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Prioritizing Life

September 21st, 2012
What matters most in life? If you had just a few days to live, how would you spend them? If you had one phone call you could make before your life ended, who would you call and what would you say? If you had two minutes to gather what would fit in a small carry-on ... Continue Reading »
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SEED OF STILLNESS

August 3rd, 2012
If change is making you feel emotion sick, look to your inner horizon. Focus on the still point within where nothing can unsettle your inner peace. Emotions come and go like waves but your inner poise remains strong and steady.
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SEED OF INNER PEACE

July 18th, 2012
Follow your nose where it’s pointing you; to your smile and below that to your heart. Peace is right under your nose and in your heart. Just lower your head and the glasses you have been looking for will fall down onto your nose. It will make you smile. The nose knows, the heart feels ... Continue Reading »