Inner Peace Articles

It’s an odd lesson to learn, one that has been poking and prodding at me for years. I haven’t quite figured it all out yet and  feel as though I shouldn’t even speak about it for fear of being labeled a pessimist, because I really don’t think I am, for I always see the wine ... Continue Reading »
Like so many people, I was shocked by the death of Robin Williams. Ever since he na nu, na nu’ed his way into our hearts as Mork from Ork, he’s been making us laugh, think and cry. He played characters that projected incredible optimism and insight. As a great actor, he knew how to project ... Continue Reading »
You know you’re “home” when you feel like crying in a supermarket car park while pushing a shopping trolley loaded with overpriced basics, just because. Just because the moment is perfect and just because it’s all so familiar. I have never lived in this small seaside town before. Five months ago we lived on the ... Continue Reading »
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 »