Happiness isn’t what you truly want (and what you’re really searching for)

Life happens in the mind. Wouldn’t it be fabulous if objective circumstances completely dictated our level of happiness, independent of our interpretation? If that were the case, the vast majority of people in developed countries would have no reason to be unhappy or unsatisfied, because comparatively, we are in the 1%. We wake up toContinue reading “Happiness isn’t what you truly want (and what you’re really searching for)”

An alternative to apathy

It’s easy to feel defeated. To crumble under the pressure of the world. It’s easy to ask, “Why me?” “Why bother with any of it at all?” It’s hard to mobilize your inner reserves of strength. It’s hard to overcome the inertia of apathy. But what other option is there? If you have committed toContinue reading “An alternative to apathy”

3 Steps to Conquering Overwhelm

Step 1: Connect to the original vision Being overwhelmed has a special way of giving us tunnel vision. Our attention ends up feeling myopic and narrow; we lose our connection to the vision that initially inspired our actions, and we lose our connection to the world around us. To counteract the shrinking effect of overwhelm,Continue reading “3 Steps to Conquering Overwhelm”

Start Meditating Today: The BEST Resources to Start a Meditation Habit

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training.” – Archilochus What is meditation? At its core, meditation is training in awareness. The meaning of the word meditation comes from the same root as “medication”. Medication is used to heal the body. Meditation is used to healContinue reading “Start Meditating Today: The BEST Resources to Start a Meditation Habit”

4 Reasons to do Something New Right Now (Based on Psychology)

We all want to change. And by now, we know that in order to change, we have to start with our mind. So what do we do? We pick up a book, because we know we should start by learning new things. We hope that by expanding our mind, and exposing ourselves to new ideas, we willContinue reading “4 Reasons to do Something New Right Now (Based on Psychology)”